Biyombo in October 2014.
|No. 8 – Charlotte Hornets|
|League||National Basketball Association|
August 28, 1992 |
Lubumbashi, DR Congo
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|2009||Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid (Spain 4)|
|2009–2011||CB Illescas (Spain 3)|
|2011||Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain 1)|
|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). Biyombo was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings and subsequently traded to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Sumba (Biyombo), who was born in India, 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.
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. He was commonly made fun of as a child since he was so tall and would often be called a giant among the other kids. He originally did not basketball as he did not like to run very much since his feet and legs would hurt terribly after. After his dad had died, his family had no source of income and this made him strive to get a job. Since he was so tall, he decided on becoming a basketball player.
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. In Fuenlabrada's narrow defeat to Real Madrid, he recorded 6 points and 3 blocks, one of them against former Spanish League MVP and Spanish national team player, Felipe Reyes.
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.
Biyombo was drafted 7th 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. On December 19, 2011, Biyombo signed a multi-year deal with the Bobcats.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- COD/ESP – Palma not surprised by the new sensation of the ACB, Bismack Biyombo
- Bismack Biyombo Player Profile
- DKV JOVENTUT|BALONCESTO FUENLABRADA 100|86
- REAL MADRID|BALONCESTO FUENLABRADA 76|75
- "Bobcats Select Walker, Acquire Biyombo and Maggette". NBA.com. June 23, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
- "Bobcats Sign Bismack Biyombo". NBA.com. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
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