Tylor Okari Ongwae, 30

Basketballer

My Story

The prospects for a budding footballer who suffered a fracture at a young age is not a classic recipe for success in basketball.

But at the age of 30, Tylor has become a star basketballer playing for Danish top-tier side Bakken Bears Aarhus since May 2018.

He started at Eldoret-based Eldonets in 2016 and has gone on to win the Danish Premier League (Basketligaen) for three consecutive seasons.

He also won the Danish Cup with the same side in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 where, on both occasions, the Bears mauled Horsens in the final.

"“Tylor has been fantastic for our club. He is now playing his fourth season with the team and his character is amazing. We are extremely happy to have Tylor as part of our journey,” "

“Tylor has been fantastic for our club. He is now playing his fourth season with the team and his character is amazing. We are extremely happy to have Tylor as part of our journey,” said Bakken Bears Sports Director/General Manager Michael Piloz on Wednesday.

He has also represented the Bears at the Europe Basketball Champions League and Europe Cup.

Basketball has also taken Tylor to the US, Sweden, New Zealand and Switzerland. In the US, he played for Ranger Junior College and the University of Louisiana. He donned the Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie “A”, Solna Vikings in Sweden Division II, Taranaki in New Zealand, Swedish side Sodertalje Kings in Europe Cup and Swiss outfit Massagno before joining Bakken Bears.

He guided Kenya to a historic second-place finish at the 2019 Fiba AfroCan in Bamako.

GEOFFREY ANENE