Steven Okito








Steven is 28 years old and is from Montreal. He’s been playing basketball for many years.

This is not Steven’s first international competition with Team Canada. His track record is as follows:
2010 – World U21 Deaf Championship in Lublin, Poland
2012 – Deaf Pan American Games in Praia Grande, Brazil
2016 – Deaf Pan American Games in Frederick, USA

A regular at the Pan American Games, his goal this year is to finish in the top 3 in order to qualify for the 2025 Deaflympics. His personal goal is to have the best attitude possible and be a winning leader! He is looking forward to meeting other players from around the world.

Steven’s favourite basketball player is Shaquille O’Neal, as he has the same style of play on the court as Steven. Shaq is one of the biggest and heaviest players of all time.

An interesting fact about Steven: his nickname is Kuzo and he is proud of his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.