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Awak Kuier

College/Country: Finland
Position: Center
Height: 6-4
Birthdate: Aug. 19, 2001
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
(Image courtesy of FIBA Basketball)

NOTES: A 6-4 center widely regarded as most talented and promising Finnish player of all time. Product of NBA Academy program and member of Finland’s National Team program. Has dual citizenship in Finland and Egypt … BASKETBALL BACKGROUND: In 2017 at age 15, dunked at an NBA Basketball Without Borders camp in New Orleans during NBA All-Star. In Aug. 2018 dunked in the BWB Europe All-Star Game. At age 17 had 2 dunks in a 2-minute span of a game. First played high school ball in Kotka section of southern Finland, then for Helsinki Basketball Academy’s HBA Marsky. First pro experience came in summer 2020 with Virtus Eirene Ragusa of Sicily in the Italian Serie A. … PERS: The 5th of 6 children, was born in 2001 in Cairo, Egypt, where her South Sudanese parents had fled during the Sudanese civil war and famine. Moved at age 2 with her family to Finland.

Career Statistics

ppg
14.3
stl
1.1
reb
12.4
blk
2.5
ast
2.1
fg%
47.9%