Alexis Wangmene

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Alexis Wangmene
Alexis Wagmene (cropped).jpg
Wangmene playing for Texas
No. 17 – Austin Spurs
Position Power forward
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 28)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Nationality Cameroonian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school
College Texas (2007–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Austin Toros
2013–2014 Hopsi Polzela
2014–2015 Krka Novo Mesto
2015–2016 Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
2016–present Austin Spurs
Career highlights and awards
  • Slovenian Cup champion (2015)
  • Slovenian Supercup champion (2015)

Alexis Mang-Ikri Wangmene (born March 1, 1989) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns and has represented the Cameroon national team.

Early life[edit]

Wangmene was spotted by San Antonio Spurs general manager R. C. Buford at a Basketball Without Borders camp in his native Cameroon. Buford and his wife brought Wangmene to the United States and resettled him in San Antonio, where he played basketball and attended Central Catholic Marianist High School for two years. During his junior year at Central, the power forward was named to the TAPPS 6A All-State team. Following his junior year, Wangmene transferred to Blair Academy in New Jersey, from which he graduated in 2007.[1]

College career[edit]

At Texas, Wangmene missed all but four games of his sophomore year with a knee injury. In May 2009, he received a medical redshirt because of the injury and had three years of eligibility remaining prior to the 2009–10 season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Wangmene joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On November 2, 2012, he was selected by the Austin Toros in the fifth round of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft.[3] In July 2013, he re-joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2013 NBA Summer League.

In October 2013, Wangmene signed with Slovenian team Hopsi Polzela for the 2013–14 season.[4]

In June 2014, Wangmene signed a two-year deal with fellow Slovenian team Krka Novo Mesto.[5] He was released by Krka in July 2015 following the 2014–15 season.[6]

In November 2015, Wangmene with Polish team Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski.[7]

On October 30, 2016, Wangmene was selected by the Austin Spurs in the sixth round of the 2016 NBA Development League Draft.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Ryan (November 1, 2007). "Meet the freshmen – Alexis Wangmene". LonghornRoadTrip.com. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball's Wangmene granted medical hardship waiver". TexasSports.com. May 11, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Toros Select Toure Murry in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft". NBA.com. November 2, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hopsi lands Wangmene
  5. ^ Krka Novo Mesto sign Alexis Wangmene and Mirko Mulalic
  6. ^ Krka Novo Mesto signs Ive Ivanov, parts ways with Alexis Wangmene
  7. ^ Kameruńczyk Alexis Wangmene w BM Slam Stal! (Polish)
  8. ^ AUSTIN SPURS SELECT MAURICE BOLDEN IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 2016 NBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT
  9. ^ 2016 NBA D-League Draft Board

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