Kofi Cockburn is a Jamaican-born professional basketball player currently playing with the Japanese B. League team, Niigata Albirex. On April 2022, he declared for the 2022 NBA draft but was left undrafted.
He served as a center for the Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball team. Besides that, the athlete is originally from Jamaica and holds Jamaican nationality.
Initially, the player wasn’t passionate about basketball. However, his older brother Nagash Cockburn pushed him into the sport.
Nagash inspired his brother to be athletic and helped him pursue basketball. Moreover, he made Kofi realize that his height would be well-appreciated in the basketball world.
Furthermore, he has played a significant role in shaping his brother’s life. Consequently, Kofi has received several honors and awards for his exceptional basketball skills.
The collegiate player was on the watch list for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, Naismith Trophy, and Wooden Award. Likewise, he was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in the 2019-20 season.
The center is also a very hardworking and disciplined player. As a result, many sources consider him one of the top future NBA prospects.
Before getting into details about the college athlete’s life and career, here are some quick facts about him.
Kofi Cockburn | Quick Facts
|September 1, 1999
|University of Illinois
|24 years old
|7’/2.13 m/213 cm
|133 kg/293 lb.
|Illinois Fighting Illini
|2019 – Present
|Unmarried/ Not Available
|Illinois Fighting Illini’s Merch