Kenyan Koranga set to write history in US Collegiate basketball

By PHILIP ONYANGO | Daily Nation

Felmas Koranga is set to become the first player from Kenya to play in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division One League in America after signing for Troy University. Koranga, was named the 2020 Women Basketball College Association (WBCA) Player of the Year in the just concluded National Junior Collegiate Athletics Association (NJCAA) League where she played for Tyler College.

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Karanga was the number two junior college recruit according to World Exposure Report composite Ranking, an NCAA certified scouting service. She was also named in the World Exposure First team All-American and the NJCAA First team All American, becoming, yet again, the first Kenyan woman basketball player to achieve the feat.

Speaking to Nation Sport from her base in Texas, USA, the former Shimba Hills Secondary School forward said signing for Troy was a dream come true and promised to work even harder to attract the scouts from WNBA.

“First I just want to thank everyone who has been part of my great journey all the way since my high school days at Shimba Hills where I learnt my basketball to Tyler Junior College. I thank God for granting me this opportunity to explore a different world,” Koranga said while heaping a lot of praise on coaches Trenia Tillis Hoard and Bryant Porter for holding her hand during her time in college.

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