Adama Sanogo Biography

Adama Sanogo is a college basketball player who plays the position of Power forward/Center for the UConn Huskies team in the Big East Conference. Adama is the key factor in ongoing March Madness in NCAA if UConn wants to take hold of the title this year. The Huskies squad led by Dan Hurley is looking solid in both attacking as well as defending. 

Early Life

Adama Sanogo was born on 12th February 2002 in Bamako, Mali, which makes him 21 years old as of 2023. Regarding Adama’s family background, he was raised in a nurturing environment by his parents – Awa Traore (mother) and Cheickne Sanogo (Father). He has one younger brother studying in Italy. Also, he has five older sisters whose names are not disclosed on the Internet. One of his sisters is studying in France.

Talking about his education, he moved to the United States in 2017 to make his career. He went to Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York, and started getting aspirated for the basketball games. Later, he transferred to The Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey for the 2019-20 school year. Then, he enrolled at the University of Connecticut and is recently committed to them for basketball games.

Adama Sanogo Career

Adama began his basketball career during his high school days. He won a gold medal representing Mali at the 2017 “FIBA Under-16 African Championship” in Mauritius. At that time, he averaged 10.5 points and eight rebounds per game. He has made a career record of having six points and seven rebounds per game at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup.

He was at The Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.) under Coach Chris Chavannes. During the season, he averaged 13.3 points and 10.5 rebounds in 14 games. He got the opportunity to play for the New York Rens, so he trained under Coach Andy Borman. He gained popularity as a four-star recruit when he competed for the New York Rens on the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) circuit. On 5th May 2023, Adama committed to playing college basketball for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team. 

UConn Huskies

He played as a freshman in all 23 games, and 20 games started. Adama averaged 7.3 points, 55% (FG%), and 4.8 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. He earned Big East All-Freshman Team honors. He played as a Sophomore in all 29 games, and 28 games started.

Adama scored an average of 14.8 points, 50% (FG%), and 8.8 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game. He was named First Team All-Big East 2022 honors. With his groundbreaking performance throughout the 2022-2023 NCAA Tournament, Adama helped Huskies reach the national championship.

They played the grand final against Brian Dutcher-led San Diego Aztecs for the showdown of March Madness. His teammates including LaMont Butler, Jordan Hawkins, Alex Karaban, and Tristen Newton showed implacable temperament and clinched the national title of NCAA 2023. 

Adama Sanogo Biography

Real Name Adama Sanogo
Birth Date 12 February 2002
Age (as of 2023) 21 Years
Birth Place Bamako, Mali
Profession Basketball player
College University of Connecticut
Class Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 9” – in Centimeters – 206 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 109 kg  –  in Pounds –  240 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Awa Traore 
Mother Cheickne Sanogo
Sister Five
Brother One

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal Life

Adama Sanogo is not married. He is very considerably private about his personal life. He has not mentioned his sweetheart’s or romantic life in public. Adama Sanogo is active on social media platforms. As of 18th March 2023, he has verified his Instagram account with username @therealadama21 where he has 7335 followers. 

Adama Sanogo Net Worth

Adama Sanogo is a college basketball player and has yet to start his professional career. In the NCAA Tournament, he has been named in the top 10 players of the season already so he will surely be getting NIL income from it. He isn’t included in the NIL list yet but in the future, he will surely get benefits from the big brands. 


  • Adama also played soccer, and maths is his favorite subject.
  • His favorite fighters are Israel Adesanya, Kamaru Usman, and Francis Ngannou.
  • He helps cultivate corn with his cousins at his grandfather’s farm in childhood.
  • He also worked part-time washing cars.
  • Adama speaks four languages – French, English, Arabic, and Bambara.

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