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    Biyombo is an 18 year old 6'9" (and growing) PF/C prospect from the Congo.

    He's got a huge wingspan and big time athleticism. Similar to Kevin Seraphin/Serge Ibaka as a prospect.

    He's already getting minutes in the Spanish ACB after only 3 years in Spain (highest level outside of the NBA), well, well above any D1 school. He's averaging 6 points/5 rebounds/2.3 blocks per game in only 15 minutes of play against bigger, stronger, more experienced players.

    An article about him:
    [quote]MADRID (ACB) - The anonymity of Fuenlabrada teenager Bismack Biyombo has vanished overnight since his debut in the Spanish ACB.

    For many fans of the club, the 18-year-old Biyombo was just another player in the ‘cantera’, the youth team, yearning for a chance.

    The new year arrived, though, and suddenly, everyone in basketball-crazy Spain is asking: “Where did he come from?”

    Earlier this month, the Congolese youth introduced himself to the ACB in a fearless manner, with an emphasis on his defensive ability.

    The 2.04m center, as Real Madrid star Felipe Reyes discovered last weekend in Biyombo’s third game, is a ‘Sultan of Swat’ because on one shot attempt, the Spain international watched at the Africa not only denied him but sent the ball into Row H.

    Not the least bit surprised in the sudden emergence of Biyombo is former Jordan and Angola coach, M

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    Default Re: Bismack Biyombo - the next big African prospect

    BISMACK

    What an African Name

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    Default Re: Bismack Biyombo - the next big African prospect

    very solid base for a post game....intriguing prospect

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    Quote Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
    very solid base for a post game....intriguing prospect
    Seems like a very quick learner as well, his game looks much more refined than the average African prospect.

    That seems to be the trend at this point, these guys are coming to Spain earlier and earlier and turning into much more polished prospects than the raw Saer Sene/Cheikh Samb kind of players we've been accustomed to seeing in the last decade or so. Guys like Eyenga and Ibaka are the kinds of prospects we should get used to seeing.

    Spain's national team is going to start to look like the African all star squad in a few years.

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    all soccer players in europe are arabs or blacks. Now it s the turn of basketball to become mainly black. Thanks to the immivasion of africa and middle east for "economic reasons" (globalization).

    about the guy; they always look great when playing against europeans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funnyfuka
    all soccer players in europe are arabs or blacks. Now it s the turn of basketball to become mainly black. Thanks to the immivasion of africa and middle east for "economic reasons" (globalization).

    about the guy; they always look great when playing against europeans...

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    Default Re: Bismack Biyombo - the next big African prospect

    Bismack?

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    Default Re: Bismack Biyombo - the next big African prospect

    Michael Olowikandi almost single handedly destroyed whatever mystique/intrigue that existed for African(born) players after the Dream.


    Luol Deng is actually a very skilled player, but rest of the players born on the continent are just big bodies

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    best... name... ever

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    Default Re: Bismack Biyombo - the next big African prospect

    Quote Originally Posted by playtetris


    best... name... ever
    how about Ruben Boumtje Boumtje?

    pronounced boom-shay

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    6'9 and growing? Umm...he's probably done growing. Most players don't keep growing past that age. If he's 6'9 now, he'll likely be 6'9 forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midatlantic09
    6'9 and growing? Umm...he's probably done growing. Most players don't keep growing past that age. If he's 6'9 now, he'll likely be 6'9 forever.
    I can think of several players that have grown 1-2 inches since entering the league around that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by get these NETS
    how about Ruben Boumtje Boumtje?

    pronounced boom-shay
    His name came to mind when I saw the thread and thought, "Damn that's a bad ass name."

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    In b4 he falls in the draft and the Spurs get him at #30

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