Kofi Cockburn photo shoot after signing with Seoul Thunders

Kofi aiming to answer Seoul Thunder’s prayers

Seoul Samsung Thunders’ new signee Kofi Cockburn is keen to prove himself in the KBL and lead his team to glory this season.

The center from Jamaica said that he aims for the Thunders to forget about the failures of the past (40 losses and just 14 wins last season) and instead focus on the 2023-24 league.

Standing at 7 feet tall and weighing 330 pounds, the 24-year-old is a force to be reckoned with on the court.

Cockburn could be what the Thunders need to challenge their KBL competitors. The Thunders have not been successful in recent years, having finished at the bottom of the table for the second consecutive season.

He said that he adapted to the team in a short time, and said his only job left is to show why he’s called “the Jamaican King Kong.”

Although he failed to make his NBA debut with the Utah Jazz, he made his professional debut with Niigata Albirex of the Japanese B. League where he played for half a season (2022-23) before joining the Thunders this summer.  The 2023-24 KBL season is his first time playing a full season.

Cockburn has already proved to be an effective player, as he is averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds — both stats are the highest in the league.