reboundsAdama Sanogo is a Malian college basketball player who has a net worth of $50,000. He is best recognized for being a player for the UConn Huskies of the Big East Conference. Adama led his UConn Huskies team to the Sweet 16 of the 2023 March “Madness tournament.”
Sanogo began his basketball career in 2014, prior to this he was interested in playing soccer. The man made a name for himself after creating several records in basketball over the course of his career.
What is Adama Sanogo’s Net Worth?
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Adama Sanogo was born on February 12th, 2002, in the city of Bamako, Mali. He was raised by parents Awa Traore and Cheickne Sanogo. He spent the first 14 years of his life in Mali, living with his parents and siblings. Adama grew up with five older sisters and one younger brother.
As a teenager, he learned three languages, French, Arabic, and his native tongue of Bambara. While growing up, Adama was encouraged to play soccer from a young age. He never picked up a basketball until 2014, when he was already 12 years old.
Finally, Adama became enticed by the idea himself and relocated to the US to pursue a professional career in basketball. He left his family behind in Mali because they were simply too poor to accompany him on his new journey.
Upon arriving in America, Adama attended Our Savior New American School in New York. However, he soon transferred to The Patrick School in Hillside in Hillside, New Jerse. There he quickly made a massive impression on the school’s head coach named Chris Chavannes.
As a member of The Patrick School Sanogo was briefly teammates with future Golden State Warriors including Jonathan Kuminga. Around that time he was surrounded by athletes in a competitive environment.
Adama wound up averaging 13.3 points and collected 10.5 rebounds in 14 games with The Patrick School in the 2019-2020 season. Shortly thereafter he was reclassified from the class of 2021 to 2020. Adama began debating amongst three potential colleges to play for in his collegiate career including Seton Hall, Nebraska, or UConn.
After a few weeks of heavy consideration, Adama Sanogo called up his high school coach to tell him the big news. He decided to declare for the University of Connecticut. His arrival at UConn could have happened at a better time, standing at 6 foot 9 and weighing close to 250 lbs.
Adama filled the team’s need for more size and depth at the four and five positions. The team’s head coach Dan Hurley visited Adama during practice in Jersey. While Adama managed to visit the UConn campus for himself.
As a freshman in the 2020-2021 season, Adama played in all 23 games starting 20 including the last 19. As a result, he was named “Big East Freshman of the Week” while averaging 7 points and almost 5 rebounds per game.
The following season he was even more productive appearing in 29 Games. He wound up starting 28, and averaging nearly 15 points, and 9 rebounds while blocking 55 shots and securing 9 double-doubles including 3 executive games. In fact, he leads the entire conference in rebounding.
As a freshman and sophomore, he saw his UConn Huskies team eliminated, after the disappointing run in March Madness Tournament in the first round both times.
Adama was determined for history not to repeat itself during his junior year. In an attempt to get better, Adama began adding range to his game, taking 48 three-pointers and making 17 of them, this season.
During the first round of the 2023 March Madness Tournament, Sanogo overwhelmed the Huskies first round opponent the Iona Gaels. He earned recognition by scoring 28 points on 13 for 17 shooting including a game-ending basket.
It was originally ruled as a three and later changed to a two that brought actor Bill Murray to his feet in a celebration. During the first two rounds of the “March Madness”, Adama Sanogo became the first player to average 25 points and 10 rebounds on 70% shooting through his first two games since Blake Griffin did it back in 2009.
Despite Dama’s incredible success in Basketball, he had some issues properly capitalizing on his hard work. It is because his student visa prohibits him from becoming involved in name, image, and likeness deals.
According to the United States citizenship and immigration service, the F1 Visa allows students to enter the country provided they are enrolled in an academic program. Some of Adama’s teammates have begun speaking out about the matter to support him.
- Boys Basketball Player of the Year by Gatorade Connecticut, 2020-21 Season _ Named
- New Haven Register or GameTimeCT Boys Basketball Player of the Year, 2020-21 Season _ Named
- Having played 24 games while averaging 3.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game during freshman season at UConn (2020-21)
- Big East Conference All-Freshman Team, 2020-21 Season _ Named
Adama Sanogo Net Worth
Adama Sanogo is one of the up-and-coming basketball players in American sports. He is on his way to becoming one of the most successful names in the NBA. Adama is just at the start of his professional career and he has still a lot more to do in the near future.
The basketball player accumulated a good sum of money from his collegiate and professional career. Sanogo continued to make more fortune and fame. As of 2023, Adama Sanogo’s net worth is estimated to be $50,000.
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