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  Felix Balamou
 

Felix Balamou


 

 
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Conakry, Guinea

High School:
Our Savior New American (N.Y.)

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 199

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1V

Twitter:
@STJ_Basketball

03/17/2014

Top-Seeded St. John's Hosts Robert Morris On Tuesday In NIT Opener

Red Storm's first-ever meeting with the Colonials comes in Queens (ESPNU, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, Watch ESPN).

03/10/2014

No. 5 St. John's Faces No. 4 Friars In BIG EAST Quarterfinals On Thursday

Red Storm looks to advance to the semifinal round for the first time since 2000 (FOX Sports 1, Sirius Channel 93 and XM Channel 191, FOX Sports GO).

03/06/2014

Red Storm Closes Out Regular Season Against Marquette In Milwaukee

St. John's squares off with the Golden Eagles on Al's Night (FOX Sports 1, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, FOX Sports GO).

03/01/2014

SENIOR SALUTE: St. John's Wraps Up Home Slate With DePaul At MSG

Red Storm meets the Blue Demons at The Garden (CBS Sports Network, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM).

02/24/2014

TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN: St. John's Hosts Xavier At The Garden

Red Storm takes on the Musketeers at 7 p.m. (FOX Sports 1, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, FOX Sports GO).

02/15/2014

Red Storm Report Episode 6

Red Storm Report Episode 6

02/01/2014

Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: St. John's 74, Marquette 59

Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: St. John's 74, Marquette 59

10/26/2013

Tip Off Intro Video 2013

Tip Off Intro Video 2013

08/31/2013

#SJUBB: Taking Europe By Storm Ep. 12

#SJUBB: Taking Europe By Storm Ep. 12

08/30/2013

#SJUBB: Taking Europe By Storm Ep. 11

#SJUBB: Taking Europe By Storm Ep. 11

12/21/2013

St. Johns 96, Youngstown State 87 - Dec. 21, 2013

St. John's defeats Youngstown State, 96-87, at Carnesecca Arena on Dec. 21, 2013.

02/06/2013

St. John's 71, UConn 65 - Feb. 6, 2013

St. John's defeats UConn 71-65 at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 6, 2013.

12/01/2012

St. John's 57, NJIT 49 - Dec. 1, 2012

St. John's defeats NJIT 57-49 at Carnesecca Arena on Dec. 1, 2012.

11/29/2012

St. John's 89, South Carolina 65 - Nov. 29, 2012

St. John's defeats South Carolina 89-65 at Carnesecca Arena on Nov. 29, 2012.

11/24/2012

St. John's 79, Florida Gulf Coast 68 - Nov. 24, 2012

Photos from St. John's 79-68 victory over Florida Gulf Coast at Carnesecca Arena on Nov. 24, 2012.

On Balamou: An athletic wing with game-changing athleticism ... a dynamic scorer and finisher ... possesses limitless athleticism and basketball smarts ... floor game described as meteorically-rising ... noted for his above-the-rim style of play ... last name pronounced "BAH-lah-moo."

Steve Lavin On Balamou: "Felix is an explosive athlete with a fierce will and determination to compete at the highest levels of basketball. His athleticism, slashing ability and defensive prowess fit well with our baseline-to-baseline attacking style of play. Felix has shown marked improvement over this past year. His best days of basketball are clearly ahead of him."

At Our Savior New American: Arrived in the U.S. in 2010 and played two seasons at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, Long Island, N.Y. ... the Pioneers' leading scorer as a senior (16.0 points per game) on a team with eight NCAA Division I prospects ... also averaged 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals ... helped OSNA post a 25-5 record in 2011-12 ... named a Top 20 all-star at Hoop Group Elite camp in 2011 ... following in the footsteps of 2010 predecessor Maurice Harkless, he captured the MVP award at the Port Chester CYP in Port Chester, Pa., in March of 2011 .... earned second team All-IS8 honors after leading Our Savior New American to the Jamaica, Queens, tournament's semifinals in the fall of 2011 ... selected the game MVP for the PrimeTime Shootout in Roselle, N.J., in February of 2012 ... coached at OSNA by Ron Stelzer ... also a standout on the soccer pitch for the Pioneers, scoring 31 goals with 13 assists as a senior in 2011.

Personal: Felix Roland Balamou ... born in Conakry, the national capital and largest city in the country of Guinea on the West Coast of Africa ... son of Anna Marie Kolie and the late Richard Balamou ... has one sister, Marguerite (34), and three brothers, Williams (25), August (20) and Georges (14) ... major is undecided but contemplating business.

Up Close With Felix Balamou
Nickname:
Fe.
Favorite movie/TV show: "Dog Soldiers," a British horror film. National Geographic Channel.
Favorite actor/actress: Jean-Claude Van Damme.
What's on my iPod/mp3 player: Music, interesting apps.
Favorite food: Rice.
Favorite place to hang out on campus/NYC area: The mall or the city.
Favorite class: Discover New York.
Favorite book: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.
Since coming to St. John's I've learned: More basketball knowledge and much in the classroom as well.
Greatest athletic accomplishment: Earning a NCAA Division I scholarship.
Hero/role model: My dad.
Favorite athlete/sports team: Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Favorite St. John's athlete: Dwight Hardy.
Best thing about St. John's: Everything.
One word to describe me on the court: "Hard-working."
One word to describe me off the court: "Quiet."
If I could have dinner with three people (in history or today): My parents.
What do you want to accomplish this season: Make the NCAA Tournament.
Favorite quote: "Never give up, no matter what."
If I was President for the day, I would: Develop my country.
If I wasn't playing basketball: I would be a soccer player.

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