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Emmanuel Mudiay selected the top Congolese playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 2, 2019


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EMMANUEL MUDIAY
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Congolese who are currently playing abroad.


Emmanuel Mudiay
Emmanuel Mudiay
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Emmanuel Mudiay (196-96, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the New York Knicks (15-62) in their last game. Despite Mudiay's very good performance the New York Knicks (15-62) lost 92-100 on the road to the Miami Heat. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Mudiay also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 35 minutes on the court. It was New York Knicks' sixth consecutive loss in a row. It's Mudiay's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Mudiay averages: 14.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg, 2FGP: 49.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 77.5% in 58 games he played so far. He played for the DR Congolese senior national team two years ago.

Christian Eyenga
Christian Eyenga
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Christian Eyenga (201-89, currently plays in Spain). Eyenga led Baloncesto Fuenlabrada to a victory against one of league's weakest teams UCAM Murcia (7-17) 101-93 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He recorded 18 points. Montakit Fuenlabrada (9-15) is placed 14th in the Liga Endesa. Eyenga's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 70.3%. He is in the roster of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Evariste Shonganya
Evariste Shonganya
   #3. The DR Congolese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Evariste Shonganya (204-92, currently plays in Sweden). He was not able to help one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland (23-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Shonganya's good performance KFUM Jamtland was crushed 110-80 in Lulea by the higher-ranked BC Lulea (#4). He scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Shonganya has relatively good stats this season: 14.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 57.8%(156-270), 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 55.7%. He is also a member of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Mathieu Kamba
Mathieu Kamba
   #4. Guard Mathieu Kamba (196-95, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Cent Arkansas, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Araberri (7-22) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Araberri was edged 68-67 at home by the higher-ranked Caceres_Basket (#16). Kamba was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 8 rebounds. This season Kamba has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and DR Congolese. Kamba is also DR Congolese national team player.

Ruphin Kayembe
Ruphin Kayembe
   #5. International power forward Ruphin Kayembe (201-92, currently plays in France) managed to help ALM Evreux Basket to win against the closely-ranked Quimper UJAP (9-15) 85-78 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Kayembe scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. ALM Evreux Basket (10-14) is placed 12th in the ProB. Kayembe has reliable stats this season: 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: DR Congolese and Belgian. Kayembe plays currently for the DR Congolese national team.

Omari Gudul
Omari Gudul
   #6. Forward Omari Gudul (206-94, college: Angelo St., currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (13-11) crushing them 101-81 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 7 points in 17 minutes. ADA Blois Basket 41 (12-11) is placed eighth in the ProB. Gudul's stats this year are: 11.7ppg and 5.8rpg in 23 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior DR Congolese National Team roster.

Shekinah Munanga
Shekinah Munanga
   #7. International swingman Shekinah Munanga (201-97, currently plays in France) contributed to a Etoile Angers' victory against the third-ranked Sorgues BC (7-4) 76-62 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. Munanga scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 11-20. Etoile Angers Basket (8-3) is placed second. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Munanga's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 3.7rpg. He is also DR Congolese national team player.

Gullit Mukendi
Gullit Mukendi
   #8. Center Gullit Mukendi (203-96, currently plays in Spain) helped Azuqueca win their game against the fifth-ranked Zornotza (15-13) 85-78 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. Mukendi recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. Isover Basket Azuqueca (13-15) is placed ninth in East group. This year Mukendi's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg in 27 games. He plays currently for the DR Congolese national team.

Carl Ona-Embo
Carl Ona-Embo
   #9. International point guard Carl Ona-Embo (185-89, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Lions (16-14) in their game against Gladiators (17-13) in the German ProA (second division). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Ona-Embo scored only 2 points in 22 minutes. Lions lost 82-87 in Trier to the higher-ranked (#6) Gladiators. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Ona-Embo's total stats are: 8.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.5apg in 18 games. Ona-Embo attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. He is also in the roster of the DR Congolese national team.


The list of other players, who all have DR Congolese passport but never been selected to any of DR Congolese national teams:

   #1. Cedric Kuakumensah (204-F-93, college: Brown, currently plays in France) led Souffelweyersheim to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Vendee Challans (7-4) crushing them 73-45 in the French NM1 (third division) on Sunday night. Kuakumensah had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. BC Souffelweyersheim (9-1) is placed first in Places 1-10 group. This year Kuakumensah's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.9apg in 27 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Kuakumensah has never played in DR Congo.

   #2. Bismack Biyombo (206-C-92, currently plays in NBA). Biyombo could not help the Charlotte Hornets (35-42) to beat the Los Angeles Lakers (35-42). He recorded 5 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 18 minutes. The Charlotte Hornets (35-42) lost 115-129 on the road to the Lakers. It was Hornets' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Biyombo's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 4.5rpg in 49 games.

   #3. Experienced Guy Muya (193-PG-83, currently plays in Belgium) was not able to help Basic-Fit Brussels in their game against Oostende (17-4) in the Belgian Euromillions League. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Basic-Fit Brussels was defeated 73-67 on the opponent's court by the leading Oostende. It was Basic-Fit Brussels' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Muya has been at the team for four years. Muya's overall stats this season are: 4.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian.

   #4. Charles Kahudi (199-SF-86, currently plays in France) managed to help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in a 1-point victory against the eighth-ranked JL Bourg (13-11) 82-81 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA in Sunday night's game. Kahudi scored only 4 points in 17 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (18-6) is placed first in the Jeep ELITE ProA. Kahudi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's roster. This season his overall stats are: 9.0ppg and 3.8rpg in 19 games. Kahudi is another player who holds two passports: DR Congolese and French.

   #5. Wen Boss Mukubu (198-F-83, college: UAB, currently plays in Belgium) led Limburg United to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Okapi Aalstar (9-13) crushing them 104-68 in the Belgian Euromillions League last Friday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Hubo Limburg United (8-14) is placed eighth in the Euromillions League. Mukubu's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.6apg. He has both DR Congolese and Belgian nationalities.

   #6. Bambale Osby (203-C-86, college: Maryland, currently plays in Kosovo) led Xhebrailat to a 1-point victory over the closely-ranked Rahoveci 62-61 in the Kosovan Superliga on Thursday night. He was MVP of the game. Osby scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. This year Osby has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in four games. He is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Osby played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Strangely Osby has never played in DR Congo.

   #7. Eric Katenda (206-F-92, college: N.Texas, currently plays in Iceland) was not able to secure a victory for Njardvik in their game against IR in the Icelandic Dominos League. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. His team lost 64-70. Katenda has reliable stats this year: 11.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.7bpg in 11 games. He also holds two passports: DR Congolese and French.

   #8. Kevin Zabo (188-G-95, agency: Mansfield and Associates, college: Kent St., currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in Albacete's victory against the third-ranked Baskonia 81-67 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Zabo recorded 18 points. Zabo averaged so far 13.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg. He holds both DR Congolese and Canadian passports. Despite Zabo's DR Congolese nationality, he previously played for the Canadian U17 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the DR Congolese team.

   #9. Nicola Akele (203-F-95, college: URI, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Roseto Sharks in their game against De Longhi TRV in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Akele scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team was crushed by 27 points 88-61. Akele averaged so far 13.6ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg in 27 games. He has DR Congolese and Italian nationalities. Despite Akele's DR Congolese passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the DR Congolese team.

   #10. Cedric Bonga (187-G-85, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Boncourt in their game against Lugano Tigers in the Swiss SBL. Bonga scored 8 points in 16 minutes. His team lost 82-94. This year Bonga's overall stats are: 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg in eight games. He holds both DR Congolese and Swiss passports.

  




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