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

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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. 

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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 Name Kofi Cockburn
Birth Date September 1, 1999
Birth Place Kingston, Jamaica
Nick Name None
Religion Protestant
Nationality Jamaican
Ethnicity Jamaican
Education University of Illinois
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Laffette Cockburn
Mother’s Name Dorothy Wray
Siblings Four
Age 24 years old
Height 7’/2.13 m/213 cm
Weight 133 kg/293 lb.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Current Team Illinois Fighting Illini
Position Center
Active Years 2019 – Present
Marital Status/Girlfriend Unmarried/ Not Available
Shoe Size 11 (U.S.)
Tattoos Three
Net Worth $1.5 million
Social Media Twitter
Illinois Fighting Illini’s Merch  Sweatshirt, Rookie-card 
Last Update February, 2024
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