Thami Hlongwa

April 29, 2004


About Athlete

I am very passionate about winning. I believe I can contribute to any system by providing energy as well as alternative thinking and competitiveness. I am always eager to learn and improve my understanding of everything around me to achieve the best possible results.


High School Grades

French 2nd Additional language- Level 6/7
history- Level 7/7
Biology- Level5/7
Mathematics- Level 6/7
English home language- Level 6/7
isizulu 1st additional language- Level 6/7
Life Orientation- Level 4/7


St Stithians First Team Basketball
Sandton Bullz Basketball Club



2018 Jeppe Basketball Tournament Winner

2019 Kearsney Basketball Tournament Winner

2019 JrNBA Finals Runner Up

2021 St Johns Basketball Tournament Quarter Finalist

2021 Kearsney Basketball Tournament Runner Up

2021 St Davids Marist Inanda Hoops Challenge Quarter Finalist


Additional sporting info

I'm a competitor.

Personal Best

2017 St Stithians Boys Prep Basketball Player of the year
2018 St Stithians Boys College u14 Basketball MVP
2018 Jeppe Basketball u14 tournament winner
2019 ISSA basketball tournament semi-finalist and All-Star
2019 Kearsney Second Team Tournament Winner
2019 St David’s Marist Inanda Hoops Classic Challenge Runner Up and All-Star
2019 St Stithians Boys College Junior Basketball Player of The Year
St Stithians Boys College 1st Team Captain 2022

What makes you different?

I see myself as an intelligent individual and I believe that my good judgement and critical thinking skills play greatly to my advantage. I also believe my desperation to become the best through my blunt self-criticism will pull me to above my competition. I have immense confidence in myself, but I am always hungry to learn and know as much as I can to lengthen my advantage. I adapt well to my surroundings, so when those around me compete at a high level it is my instinct to match it and rise above. As much as I wish to learn and understand all that I can, I also enjoy sharing my new learnings with others and trying to help those around me to promote progression between myself and my peers. Despite great confidence in my ability, I have been described as very shy and reserved, remembering that no matter how good I am I will never be perfect, but I will strive to obtain that title.. I do my best to push everyone to improve and be the best they could be because that is the standard I hold myself to.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I want to compete at college in the USA because I believe that is where the level of competition is at its peak and that is where I perform my best both inside the classroom and on the court. I believe this will force me to improve due to being surrounded by talented peers who also expect a lot of themselves. Thus being around such talent and knowledge can only do me good. It is my dream to be recognized and play amongst the best.

College Goals?

I want to be respected by my coach and teammates for my attitude and talents both on and off the court. I want to achieve my full potential and I know competing at college level will help me reach that goal.
I want to be part of a true team.

Anything else we should know?

I have an undeniable hunger and belief in myself that I will achieve great things if given the opportunity. I can adapt to any and all conditions.



St Stithians Boys College

High School Graduation: 2022