HARLEM BORN
& BRED. OUT TO
CHANGE THE
WORLD.

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.

Hooping on the famous Kingdome courts, Mo developed his toughness and defensive edge that is now his calling card. When he'd get pushed around by the older players, he responded. “I was always back the next day."

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.

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. Here he refined his considerable physical abilities into basketball skills, and as his game developed, so did his horizons.

As Mo’s basketball skills developed, so did his academic and social horizons

With the 6th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic made Mo a centerpiece of their future. On February 26, 2020 in Atlanta.

Mo posted 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in just 17 minutes. It was just the second such line in NBA history and first since 1983. His 3.5 blocks per 36 minutes currently leads the NBA

Mo's goals are as lofty
as his standing 9’6”
reach.

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.

MO IN THE NEWS

NEW YORK TIMES:
Harlem Made Mo Bamba, but He Will Take It From Here

NBA:
Magic Raise Money for Children at Annual OMYF Open

THE RINGER:
The Making of Mo Bamba

THE ATHLETIC:
How Mo Bamba Took Control

BLEACHER REPORT:
The Next Big Thing In Basketball

CBS SPORTS:
Texas NBA Draft Hotshot is Studying Unicorns With His Unique Curiosity

THE PLAYER’S TRIBUNE:
College Announcement