USA Basketball Notes

  • Named to the 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Announced as participating in the 2016 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 7.0 ppg. and 6.6 rpg.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on Sept. 15, 2015.
  • Took part in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp in October at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

High School Honors

  • 2016 USA Today All-USA Pennsylvania first team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps Junior All-America third team.
  • 2016 all-conference and all-state.
  • 2015 all-conference.

High School Notes

  • Attends Westtown School (PA.), where he averaged 14.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 6.0 bpg. as a junior in 2015-16 in leading Westtown to the Friends Schools League regular season and tournament championships.
  • Aided Westtown to a 26-6 record as a sophomore in 2014-15.
  • Competes in the summer for PSA Cardinals in the EYBL.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Ami Johnson and Lancine Bamba; has two older brothers, Ibrahim Johnson and Sidiki Johnson, and one older sister, Sita Johnson.
  • Hails from New York, but his family is from Mali.
  • Brother, Sidiki, played for Arizona and Providence.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 11.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Kobe Bryant.
  • Plans on studying marketing and/or business management in college. 
  • Favorite superheroes: Flash and Superman. 
  • Favorite movies: “American Sniper,” “Step Brothers,” “Space Jam” and “Forrest Gump.”
  • Favorite App: Snapchat.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: tennis.
  • Favorite class: functions with applications.
  • Favorite basketball players of all time: Magic Johnson, The Dream Team, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady and Penny Hardaway.
  • Favorite Olympian: Jesse Owens
  • Best player ever faced: Harry Giles. 
  • Last book read for pleasure: “Indentured” by Ben Strauss and Joe Nocera. 
  • Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis.
  • Enjoys: playing 2K.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: the Bahamas in August 2015.
  • Instagram: @therealmobamba_
  • Snapchat: @mo_bamba21

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