Komagum Ready To Get Started With Silverbacks

 

New Silverbacks addition Jonathan Komagum is excited to represent his country Uganda.

Komagum, 6″9, is with the Silverbacks in Kigali Rwanda ahead of the second window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

The forward cum center, described as a skilled rebounder and shot blocker who can score the ball on the block, is expected to make his debut when Uganda face Mali on Friday.

“It feels great to represent Uganda,” Komagum told The-SportsNation in an exclusive interview.

“Most of my family still lives in Uganda and are very excited to see me play.”

He is a son of an Acholi Dad and a Muganda mum (Grace Samalie Mukasa).

The US-based big man joined the Silverbacks in Cairo for the friendlies before the team switched to Rwanda.

He added: “I have enjoyed being around my new teammates. They have welcomed me and helped me transition well.

“I am excited to play for Uganda and believe we will do big things.”

Komagum attended the City of London Academy for his High School Basketball where he helped South Park Pride defend the U18 National title in 2017. He was named MVP after tallying 10 points and 15 rebounds.

He then moved to the USA where he attended TaylorMade Academy in Avondale Arizona for one year.

In 2018-2019, he attended Williston State, ND, for his freshman year where he averaged 1.6PPG, 4.2RPG & 08.BPG in 33 games. He followed it up with 9.7PPG, 10.4RPG and 1.6BPG in 31 games in his Sophomore year. He ranked 10th nationally in rebounding.

As a junior, he transferred to Toledo Rockets where he played in 26 games starting 8 of them.

He then transferred to Sacramento State Hornets for the 2021-2022 season where he started 24 out of 27 games and averaged 5.9pts, 6.8rebs, 1.5blks and 0.8stls per game.

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