Keita joins Loughborough basketball

Loughborough basketball is excited to welcome 6’10” forward Sam Keita for the 2023/24 season. 

The 23-year-old played in the BBL for the Plymouth City Patriots last season, playing seven minutes per game and featuring on 34 occasions. 

Kieta spent his final college season in the NCAA D1, playing for North Carolina Central. 

He will accompany his play in the NBL D1 with his studies in Sustainable Engineering at the University. 

Kieta commented: “I’m excited to get on board with the programme. I can’t wait to get the ball rolling, and succeed on and off the court.” 

Head Coach Will Maynard added: “Sam is a big body for us and definitely adds to our front line. He has had plenty of experiences that will help him at the D1 level. 

“He adds both a scoring threat inside and good rim protection, so he will certainly help us on both ends of the floor. We are excited to have him over the next couple of years and are looking forward to seeing him contribute to the team both in BUCS and D1.”