Bismack Biyombo

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Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo 2014.jpg
Biyombo with the Hornets in October 2014
No. 8 – Charlotte Hornets
Position Center
League National Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1992-08-28) August 28, 1992 (age 22)
Lubumbashi, DR Congo
Nationality Congolese
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009 Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid (Spain 4)
2009–2011 CB Illescas (Spain 3)
2011 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain)
2011–present Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bismack Biyombo Sumba (born August 28, 1992) is a Congolese professional basketball center with the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings and subsequently traded to the Charlotte Bobcats.

Early life[edit]

Biyombo, who was born in Lubumbashi, was discovered by the former Jordanian and Angolan and current Portuguese national team head coach, Mário Palma, at the age of 16 at a youth tournament in Yemen. His play impressed the coach and earned him an opportunity to train in Spain.[1]

Biyombo started the 2009–10 season with Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid of the EBA before moving to CB Illescas of the LEB Silver league. He also started the 2010–11 season with CB Illescas before moving to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the ACB league in January 2011.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Biyombo made his debut in the Spanish ACB League with Fuenlabrada against DKV Joventut on January 9, 2011, recording 5 points and 7 rebounds in just over 13 minutes of play.[3] In Fuenlabrada's narrow defeat to Real Madrid, he recorded 6 points and 3 blocks,[4] one of them against former Spanish League MVP and Spanish national team player, Felipe Reyes.[1]

At the 2011 Nike Hoops Summit, Biyombo participated for the World Select Team (against the USA Select Team), and recorded a triple double, with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 blocks. It was the first recorded triple-double in the Summit's history.[2]

Biyombo was drafted seventh overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA draft, but his rights were later traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in a draft night trade.[5] On December 19, 2011, Biyombo signed a multi-year deal with the Bobcats.[6] After averaging five points per game over his first two seasons with Charlotte, Biyombo's minutes and subsequent production dropped dramatically in 2013–14 as he fell out of favour with coach Steve Clifford, as he averaged just 2.9 points in 13.9 minutes per game. His forte in defense and rebounding both dropped, and with the team's acquisition of Jason Maxiell in the 2014 offseason, Biyombo fell through in Clifford's frontcourt rotation to begin the 2014–15 season.[7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Charlotte 63 41 23.1 .464 .000 .483 5.8 .4 .3 1.8 5.2
2012–13 Charlotte 80 65 27.3 .451 .000 .521 7.3 .4 .4 1.8 4.8
2013–14 Charlotte 77 9 13.9 .611 .000 .517 4.8 .1 .1 1.1 2.9
Career 220 115 21.4 .486 .000 .505 6.0 .3 .3 1.6 4.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Charlotte 3 1 16.0 .600 .000 .333 3.7 .3 .0 .7 2.7
Career 3 1 16.0 .600 .000 .333 3.7 .3 .0 .7 2.7

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