Kenneth Gasana (born Kenneth Wilson; November 9, 1984) is a Rwandan professional basketball player who currently plays for Bangui Sporting Club of the Road to BAL. Born in the United States, he represents Rwanda internationally.
|No. 12 – Bangui Sporting Club|
|League||Road to BAL|
|Born||November 9, 1984|
San Antonio, Texas
|Nationality||American / Rwandan|
|Listed height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|High school||John Jay HS|
(San Antonio, Texas)
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2010–2011||Chabab Rif Al Hoceima|
|2022–present||Bangui Sporting Club|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gasana played his final two years of college basketball for Boise State.
Gasana started his professional career in 2007. In 2010, Gasana joined Moroccan club Chabab Rif Al Hoceima for one season which was followed by another season at Spaza Sports BC. In the 2014–15 season, he played in Egypt with Gezira.
His third team in Morocco was Ittihad Tanger, which he joined in 2018.
In 2019, Gasana signed with Rwanda-based REG BBC to play in the Rwandan National Basketball League. In October 2019, he joined the defending champions Patriots BBC. He went on to win the championship in 2019 and 2020 with Patriots. He also played with the team in the 2021 BAL season, where he led his team in scoring with 14.3 points per game. The Patriots finished in the fourth place of the tournament.
In November 2021, Gasana joined Burundian team New Star on a temporary contract, to join them in the 2022 BAL qualifiers. New Star failed to qualify, as the team was disqualified after players tested positive for COVID-19.
On January 5, 2022, Gasana signed with Bahrain Club of the Bahraini Premier League.
In May 2022, Gasana joined REG for a second stint ahead of the team's campaign in the 2022 BAL Playoffs. They were eliminated after just one game, losing to FAP. After the BAL, Gasana returned to Patriots BBC.
In November 2022, Gasana played for Bangui Sporting Club in the Road to BAL.
National team careerEdit
Although he was born in San Antonio, Texas, Gasana plays for the Rwandan national team and has been one of its top scorers through various editions of AfroBasket. He played with Rwanda at the AfroBasket five times: in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2021.
BAL career statisticsEdit
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Gasana holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Boise State University.
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- ^ a b "Rwandan basketball on right track, says Gasana". The New Times | Rwanda. 2013-09-07. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
- ^ Sikubwabo, Damas (2019-08-28). "Rwanda: Basketball - Reg in 'Advanced' Talks With Us-Based Kenneth Gasana". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
- ^ "Gasana boosts Patriots camp ahead of BAL Qualifiers". The New Times | Rwanda. 2019-10-09. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
- ^ "Basketball: Gasana, Nijimbere join Burundian club ahead of BAL qualifiers". The New Times | Rwanda. 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
- ^ "Kenny Gasana (ex New Star) signs at Bahrain Club". Afrobasket.com. 5 January 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
- ^ "Gasana jets-in ahead of BAL playoffs". The New Times. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
- ^ "Bangui Sporting Club at the Africa Champions Clubs ROAD TO B.A.L. 2023 2022". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-11-15.
- ^ Bishumba, Richard (September 7, 2013). "Rwandan basketball on right track, says Gasana". The New Times. Retrieved October 27, 2019.