Derrick Katumba has confirmed his exit from Ndejje University Angels ahead of the new National Basketball League season.
He becomes the latest player to leave Ndejje officially after Innocent Ochera who has consequently joined JKL Dolphins.
Katumba, commonly known facially for his extended goatee, joined Ndejje in 2014 after a half season with KIU Titans.
“Life at Ndejje was good,” Katumba told The-SportsNation. “I am just going to miss a bunch of young men ready to push and compete.”
“It was fun, we came into 80% of the games as underdogs but managed to disappoint big teams at the end of the four quarters!”
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Last season, he played 25 games in the league where he averaged four points and seven rebounds.
Ndejje, coached by Walker Obedi, finished seventh in the regular season before getting ousted by City Oilers in the quarters.
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Must Know About Derrick Katumba:
Katumba, who studied at Cranes High, also had stints with Heaters, Betway Power (D-Mark then) and Charging Rhino.
He had a career threatening injury back in 2012 on his spinal cord when he got an accident on a Boda boda.
The big man is a brother to basketball player Brian Ssentongo, and is a cousin to Francis Kasekende.
He was part of Power’s team that finished third in 2012 Zone Five club championship.
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He represented Uganda in the Basketball without borders in 2011 which was held in South Africa.
He also represented Uganda at the African Sprite All Stars U19 in Washington DC and Memphis Tennessee in 2010.
He won the Zuku University Championship with Ndejje in 2014 and 2015.