Chi State Forward Noah Bigirumwami on Episode 34 of the Chi State Pod
Noah Bigirumwami hails from Rwandan descent and holds it close in his heart. On Episode 34 of Chi State Pod, this 6-foot-10 forward discusses his basketball skillset, his journey thus far and future ambitions in basketball.
Early Life and Education
Noah Bigirumwami hails from Stevenson Ranch, California and graduated from Village Christian Academy Sun Valley CA. As an active high school player, his team was ranked number two in CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA during his high school tenure. Additionally, he played at San Bernardino Valley College before transitioning over to Chicago State University for 2017-2018 season.
After graduating from Chicago State University, 2022-23 will mark his inaugural professional league season at Unicaja Banco Oviedo of LEB Gold League as an international Rwandan player measuring 208cm-102kg.
Bigirumwami made his high school team more successful by joining future Division 1 players such as Bennie Boatwright Jr (USC) and Clifton Powell Jr. He graduated Village Christian Academy Sun Valley CA 2015 with some college offers, but chose instead to enroll at San Bernardino Valley College on full scholarship to develop his game before attending Division 1. After five years at SBVC he eventually found Chicago State University where he now remains. Recently he has also been added to Rwandan national team roster.
Achievement and Honors
Noah Bigirumwami hails from Santa Clarita, California and currently plays center position professional basketball for La Leonesa of Spain in LEB Plata league. At 20.8 inches he also represents Rwanda national basketball team internationally. After high school basketball at Village Christian School located in Sun Valley CA and junior college basketball at San Bernardino Valley College for one season; Bigirumwami then transferred to Chicago State Cougars of NCAA for three years and has also been all-time NCAA leader for blocks while being selected to the 2022 All Big Sky Second Team Second team.
Bigirumwami excelled as a player at Village Christian Academy in Stevenson Ranch and helped win the CIF Southern Section Division 1 AA title, yet was never offered any college playing opportunities. Instead, he decided to attend San Bernardino Valley College on a full scholarship in order to develop his game at JUCO level and eventually receive an offer from a Division 1 program.