Under Armour Newsroom

10.18.2018

BALLIN' LIKE MO

"I'm now in a position to blaze my own trail" - Mo Bamba, Center, Orlando Magic

BALLIN' LIKE MO

"I'm now in a position to blaze my own trail" - Mo Bamba, Center, Orlando Magic

What does it mean to unleash chaos on the hardwood? Is it raw and crazy, all adrenaline, or cold, calculated and surgical? Maybe it’s all of the above, especially when combined with a 7’10” wingspan that dominates the defensive half court with arena-rattling dunks. Sprinkle in some serious handle, the ability to run the floor, and a silky jumper, and you have one of the most tantalizing prospects in the history of the NBA. Mo Bamba is about to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting Association, and now he’s doing it with Under Armour.

Hailing from Harlem, NY, Mo is about to rewrite the notion that NYC’s basketball heyday is over. A five-star prospect out of high school who dominated the vaunted Big 12 in his one year at Texas, Mo comes to the NBA with a frame and skill set unlike anyone before him. In today’s NBA, spacing is key; on the offensive end it creates driving lanes and opens up shooters, while the defensive end requires the ability to make switches and defend in space, and for big men to play the perimeter when needed. Despite Mo’s towering size, he doesn’t lumber – his feet are astoundingly quick and he fits the prototypical needs of a modern NBA 5 in the body of a throwback center who can anchor an elite defense for a decade plus. And with Under Armour, he’s found a partner willing to help him get better every day in order to fulfill his sky-high potential.
 

“Under Armour appreciates how culturally important basketball is in Harlem. They feel that Harlem pride and responsibility that I carry, and are ready to support my long-term vision of giving back to the community that raised me.”
- Mo Bamba, Center, Orlando Magic

As the NBA season tips off, all eyes are turning to Mo to see how the prodigious talent acclimates to the League. Especially with the endorsement of one of the best big men in the NBA; Mo has the confidence of his friend, summer workout confidant, rival and now Under Armour teammate Joel Embiid. Starting the season in the HOVR Havoc Low – providing explosive energy return in every step, an almost unfair advantage for someone with his physical gifts – Mo will look to get his career off on the right foot, unleashing chaos on both ends of the floor and terrorizing the League for years to come.