Myck Kabongo

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Myck Kabongo
Myck Kabongo.jpg
Kabongo at Findlay Prep in 2010
No. 0 – Piteşti
Position Point guard
League Liga Națională
Personal information
Born (1992-01-12) January 12, 1992 (age 25)
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Findlay Prep
(Henderson, Nevada)
College Texas (2011–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Austin Toros
2014 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015 Texas Legends
2015–2016 Erie BayHawks
2016–present BCM U Pitești
Career highlights and awards

Myck Kabongo (born January 12, 1992) is a Canadian professional basketball player for BCM U Pitești of the Liga Națională. He played two seasons at the University of Texas before going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

Kabongo started his high school career at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto. He then played alongside fellow Canadian Tristan Thompson for a season-and-a-half at St. Benedict's Prep before Thompson was removed from the team[1] and transferred to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. Kabongo stayed at St. Benedict's through his junior season before he transferred to Findlay Prep.[2] Kabongo was the #10 player in the class of 2011 by Scout.com[3] and in the ESPNU 100.[4] Rivals.com rated as the #26 player.[5] He was selected to play in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game[6] and the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic.[7]

College commitment[edit]

Kabongo committed to Texas on January 12, 2009.[8] On October 30, 2010, Kabongo decommitted from Texas,[9] but 5 days later, he recommitted, and signed his letter of intent.[10]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Myck Kabongo
PG
Toronto, Ontario Findlay Prep 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Nov 4, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10; 2 (PG)   Rivals: 26; 5 (PG)  ESPN: 10; 2 (PG)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Kabongo started playing for Texas in the 2011–12 season. Kabongo was under investigation for alleged inappropriate contact with Rich Paul, an agent who also handles the contracts of former Findlay Prep and current NBA players Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph. Initially banned for the entire 2012–13 season, his suspension was later reduced to 23 games, and he made his debut in mid-February[11] and would go on to average 14.6 points per game in eleven games.

In April 2013, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.[12]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Kabongo joined the Miami Heat for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 30, 2013, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[13] However, he was waived by the Spurs on October 15, 2013.[14] On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.[15]

On October 30, 2014, Kabongo was acquired by the Austin Spurs. On November 1, 2014, he was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[16][17] On December 29, 2014, he was waived by the Mad Ants after appearing in 16 games while averaging 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.[18] On January 9, 2015, he was acquired by the Texas Legends.[19] Five days later, he was waived by the Legends after appearing in just two games.[20]

On October 31, 2015, Kabongo was selected by the Delaware 87ers in the second round of the 2015 NBA Development League Draft,[21] only to be traded to the Erie BayHawks on draft night.[22]

On August 27, 2016, Kabongo signed with BCM U Pitești of the Romanian Liga Națională.[23]

National team[edit]

Kabongo was invited to camp with Canada's national team for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship but failed to make the final roster.[24]

Amateur career[edit]

Kabongo competes for Overseas Elite in The Basketball Tournament. He was a point guard on the 2015 team who won TBT's $1 million prize.[25]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2011 McDonald's All-American team selection
  • 2011 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection
  • 2012 Big 12 All-Rookie team selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luicci, Tom (February 11, 2009). "Texas recruit Tristan Thompson kicked off St. Benedict's boys basketball team". NJ.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kabongo, Myck (May 7, 2010). "Myck Kabongo: Headed to Findlay Prep". ESPN Rise. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Scout.com Basketball Rankings - 2011". Scout.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "ESPNU 100 Rankings - 2011". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rivals.com Basketball Rankings - 2011". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Findlay Prep's Myck Kabongo the latest Canadian to go from Henderson to McDonald's All-American". Las Vegas Sun. March 8, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 Jordan Brand Classic: West Team". Jordan Brand Classic. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Myck Kabongo is a Longhorn". Scout.com. January 12, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Texas loses its No. 1 prospect". ESPN.com. October 30, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Myck Kabongo back with Texas". ESPN. November 4, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "NCAA probing Myck Kabongo". October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ Myck Kabongo declares for draft
  13. ^ Spurs Announce Training Camp Roster
  14. ^ Spurs Waive Cousin, Kabongo and Maggette
  15. ^ Austin Toros Announce Trainig Camp Invitees
  16. ^ Mad Ants Finalize 2014-15 Training Camp Roster
  17. ^ Ants enter camp with 17 players
  18. ^ Mad Ants Cut Kabongo
  19. ^ Legends Acquire William Buford and Myck Kabongo
  20. ^ NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions
  21. ^ 2015 NBA D-League Draft Board
  22. ^ Erie BayHawks Acquire 24th Overall Pick Myck Kabongo and Player Rights to D.J. Seeley
  23. ^ Myck Kabongo signs with BCM U Pitesti
  24. ^ Kabongo and Scrubb cut from Team Canada
  25. ^ "Overseas Elite uses a different formula once again on way to victory | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 

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