Tom Wamukota

Tom Bush Wamukota (born 28 September 1993) is a Kenyan basketball player who currently plays for Cobra Sport of the Basketball Africa League. He also represents the Kenya national basketball team.

Tom Wamukota
No. 15 – Cobra Sport
PositionCenter
LeagueBasketball Africa League
Personal information
Born (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 28)
Bungoma, Kenya
NationalityKenyan
Listed height2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight105 kg (231 lb)
Career information
CollegeWichita State (2014–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017PAEEK
2017–2018Eko Kings
2018–2019MAS Fes
2019–2020US Monastir
2020JS Kairouan
2020–2021Patriots
2021–presentCobra Sport
Career highlights and awards
  • NBL Rwanda champion (2020)
  • NBL Rwanda Best Center (2021)
Medals
Men's basketball
Representing  Kenya
FIBA AfroCan
Silver medal – second place 2019 Mali

College careerEdit

Wamukota played two years with the Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team.[1] He was the first Kenyan player to ever play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.[2]

Professional careerEdit

In the summer of 2018, he played for Águilas Doradas Rionegro in Mexico. In the 2018–19 season, he played with Moroccan club MAS Fes.

In 2019, Wamukota played in Tunisia for US Monastir and later JS Kairouan.[3]

In September 2020, Wamukota joined Rwandan side Patriots BBC.[4] He won the national championship later that year, before extended his contract until 2023 in January.[5]

In December 2021, Wamukota joined South Sudanese club Cobra Sport to strengthen the team for the second round of the 2022 BAL qualification.[6]

National team careerEdit

Wamukota plays with the Kenya national basketball team and has represented the team at AfroCan 2019, where have averaged 10.5 points. He was named to the tournament's All-Star Five.[7]

He has been part of Kenya's national team at the AfroBasket 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda.[8]

BAL career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 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
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021 Patriots 6 3 21.8 .213 .143 .500 6.3 1.2 .5 .3 4.2
Career 6 3 21.8 .213 .143 .500 6.3 1.2 .5 .3 4.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tom "Bush" Wamukota - Men's Basketball". Wichita State Athletics. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Bush Wamukota, 1st Kenyan ever in NCAA sweet 16". Kenya Page. 2015-03-28. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Tom Wamukota joins US Monastir". Afrobasket.com. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Wamukota joins Rwanda's Patriots with Basketball Africa League title in mind". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Wamukota extends Rwandese stay". Michezoafrika.com. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Kenya's Wamukota joins South Sudan's Cobra Sport for second BAL appearance". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Tom Wamukota". Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Kenya - FIBA AfroBasket 2021". FIBA. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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