Uncertainty, unknown and unprecedented times are the latest buzz words in today’s COVID-world. The ambiguity of the future is intimidating to most, but Hamilton Honey Badgers guard Jean-Victor (JV) Mukama embraces it.
Unlike NCAA graduates, the former First Team OUA All-Star knew pursuing his dreams of playing in the NBA would lead him on an unconventional path. So far, Mukama’s talent and love for the game of basketball has reconnected him with his Rwandan roots, allowed him to play for his hometown Hamilton Honey Badgers, landed him a spot with the Raptors 905 training squad and now onto a new adventure overseas in the Netherlands. These experiences have each played a key role in shaping Mukama into the person and player he is today.
The 6-foot-8 guard from Hamilton is a talent on the radar of scouts globally, and for good reason. After graduating from Ryerson where he helped the Rams dynasty to four medals at the U SPORTS National Championships (one silver and three bronze) and three OUA medals including an OUA title in 2016, he landed a try-out with the Raptors 905.