Born in South Sudan, Duop Reath moved to Brisbane at age 9 with his family before eventually settling in the suburbs of Perth.
After a late start in basketball, Reath’s height and athleticism quickly made him a strong prospect and was offered to play college basketball at Lee College in Texas. In his sophomore season, Reath averaged 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, with outstanding performances earning the now 25-year-old a transfer to collegiate powerhouse LSU for his junior season.
fter two strong seasons in Louisiana, including appearances as his side’s regular starting centre in his senior year, Reath opted to begin his professional career, signing a three-year contract with Serbian side FMP.
Once completed his second season for FMP, Reath made the ambitious move across Belgrade to ink a deal with EuroLeague side KK Crvena zvezda. In his first season with Crvena zvezda, Reath helped steer his side to championships in the Serbian domestic league and the ABA League.
Duop makes his Olympic debut in Tokyo.