Ishmail Wainwright

He joined the Phoenix Suns on a two-way contract last month, fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. On the international stage, Wainwright has been a dream find for the Uganda Silverbacks, whom he has led admirably since he was naturalized ahead of the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.

He played college basketball for the Baylor Bears, as well as playing football as a tight end. The 6ft5, 113kg power forward is the grandson of former NBA player Maurice King. After college, he moved to Germany to play for the Nürnberg Falcons. Less than a year later he moved to Rasta Vechta before joining French side SIG Strasbourg in June 2020.