Bismack Biyombo

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Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo 2014.jpg
Biyombo 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 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.

Biography[edit]

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.[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] 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.

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 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.[5] On December 19, 2011, Biyombo signed a multi-year deal with the Bobcats.[6]

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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