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As of April 11, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Started and scored seven points, grabbed five rebounds and had a game-high four blocks in 17 minutes in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Named to 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Earned a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile, from July 19-23, averaging 7.0 ppg. and 6.6 rpg. in five games.
  • Took part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamps.

College Notes

  • Undeclared, but expected to choose between offers from Duke University, the University of Kentucky, University of Michigan and University of Texas.

High School Honors

  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American; scored a game-high 17 points to go with five rebounds and four blocks.
  • 2017 Naismith Trophy High School All-America first team.
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year.
  • 2017 All-Friends Schools League first team.
  • 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

  • Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. 
  • Attends Westtown School (Pa.), where he helped the Moose to a 32-2 record in 2016-17 and a second consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state title. 
  • 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 (Pa.) in the EYBL; averaged 13.0 ppg and 12.5 rpg in 14 contests for PSA Cardinals on EYBL circuit in 2016.

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: Instagram
  • 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.
  • Shoe size: 16
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: the Bahamas in August 2015.
  • Instagram: @therealmobamba_
  • Snapchat: @mo_bamba21

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