With a 7-foot, 10-inch wingspan and a personality that matches, Mo Bamba is a force wherever he goes. An inspiration both on and off the court, Mo is motivated by where he comes from, excited by where he’s going, and can’t wait for what’s next. Get on board.
Growing up on 112th and Lenox, Mo's determination and work ethic is shaped by that environment. The focus has always been the greater goal. Greater than New York. Greater than basketball.
Mo embraced challenges in the classroom as well. Jumping at the academic opportunity, he spent 8th and 9th grade attending Cardigan Mountain, a boarding school in rural New Hampshire. As Mo’s basketball skills developed, so did his academic and social horizons.
Since he thrived in that environment, Mo spent his high school years at the Westtown School in West Chester, PA, surrounded by classmates from 20 different states and 20 countries. Westtown was the first school in the United States to educate both boys and girls in 1799.
In 2017, his trip to China turned out to be a revelation. He spent mornings shoveling coal into 70 pound bags which he delivered to villagers to provide a fuel source for heating, afternoons hosting student assemblies at several schools in Beijing and Shanghai, and evenings meeting with current and former executives at the NBA China league office. He returned to China in 2019 to visit these same organizations while joining Steph Curry and Joel Embiid in several community and retail activations.
NEW YORK TIMES:
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