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Interview: Selom Mawugbe, Santa Cruz Warriors

NBA Call-Ups is delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with Selom Mawugbe of the Santa Cruz Warriors. The 22-year-old spent 4 years at Azusa Pacific University, an NCAA Division II institute. He now jumps up to the professional ranks for the first time for the 2021 G League bubble.

Mawugbe made 91 appearances, between 2016-20, for Azusa Pacific, holding career averages of 6.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks. As a senior, the 6-foot-10 forward posted averages of 16.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 3 blocks per contest.

In his senior year, he led the entire Division II in field goal percentage. This was with a conversation rate of 71.8%, and was second in blocks (91), and blocks per game (3.1).

This was as he was named the 2020 PacWest Player of the Year. In 2019, Mawugbe earned PacWest Defender of the Year honors. Upon graduating, in Biochemistry, he left as the school’s and conference’s all-time leading shot blocker (327).

In the 2021 NBA G League Draft, Mawugbe was selected with the 21st pick in the second round by the Santa Cruz Warriors. Santa Cruz are the affiliate team of the six-time NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors.

During training camp ahead of the G League bubble in Orlando, Selom Mawugbe speaks about life in the bubble, the essentials he’s packed, and his reaction to being selected in the draft by Santa Cruz.

Further topics include his time at Azusa Pacific, his development over his 4-year college career in Division II, being a student-athlete, and the new G League Ignite team. Plus much more.

You can watch and listen to the interview below. Please like the video and subscribe to the Call-Ups YouTube channel for more.


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