Kofi Cockburn Bio: NBA, Weight Loss, Draft, Illinois & Stats

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. 

Kofi Cockburn Making A Free-Throw (Source: Busting Brackets)

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

Full NameKofi Cockburn
Birth DateSeptember 1, 1999
Birth PlaceKingston, Jamaica
Nick NameNone
EducationUniversity of Illinois
Father’s NameLaffette Cockburn
Mother’s NameDorothy Wray
Age23 years old
Height7’/2.13 m/213 cm
Weight133 kg/293 lb.
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
ProfessionBasketball Player
Current TeamIllinois Fighting Illini
Active Years2019 – Present
Marital Status/GirlfriendUnmarried/ Not Available
Shoe Size11 (U.S.)
Net Worth$1.5 million
Social MediaTwitter
Illinois Fighting Illini’s Merch Sweatshirt, Rookie-card 
Last UpdateNovember, 2022

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