Cameroonian Basketball player Pascal Siakam has become the first Cameroonian ever, and the third African in the history of NBA Championship to win the prestigious trophy. Pascal Siakam helped his team, Toronto Raptors, to a decisive victory yesterday against Golden State Warriors.He played a brilliant role in his team’s success, scoring high 26points, 10 rebounds and three assists which greatly contributed in leading the Toronto Raptors to their first ever NBA title. Pascal Siakam joined the Toronto Raptors in 2016, when he was only 22, and he has since then distinguished himself as a dependable and rare talent.
Pascal Siakam was discovered as a player by another Cameroonian NBA PLAYER,Luc Mbah a Moute, at a local camp back in the country in 2011.He attended Mbah a Moute’s camp for the first time that year and returned the following year, after which he was chosen to attend a Basketball Without Borders camp. At this camp, despite having had virtually no basketball experience, he gained attention for his athleticism and extremely high energy level. Raptors president Masai Ujiri, who had been at this camp, says of Pascal “His effort was memorable.” With Mbah a Moute as a mentor, Siakam moved to the United States at the age of 16, where moved from one camp to the next to become a better professional basketball player before settling in Lewisville, Texas. He spent a year at God’s Academy in Lewisville, due to previously being labeled ineligible for play, before being recruited by New Mexico State University. He was signed by Toronto Raptors in 2016.