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Emmanuel Mudiay's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Congolese playing currently abroad: - Apr 9, 2019


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EMMANUEL MUDIAY
We bring you last week's top performances from Congolese who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


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 (16-64) in their last game. Despite Mudiay's good performance the New York Knicks (16-64) lost 100-114 on the road to the Orlando Magic. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and making 10 passes. Mudiay also added 7 rebounds in 40 minutes on the court. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. 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, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 33.0% and FT: 77.4% in 59 games he played so far. He played for the DR Congolese senior national team two years ago.

Ruphin Kayembe
Ruphin Kayembe
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Ruphin Kayembe (201-92, currently plays in France). He was not able to help ALM Evreux (10-15) in their last game. Despite Kayembe's very good performance ALM Evreux lost 83-91 in Blois to the higher-ranked (#8) ADA Blois. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 10 rebounds in 26 minutes. Kayembe has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 58.9%(53-90) and FT: 55.6% in 11 games. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian. Kayembe is in the roster of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Christian Eyenga
Christian Eyenga
   #3. The DR Congolese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Christian Eyenga (201-89, currently plays in Spain). He was not able to secure a victory for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-16) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Eyenga's good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was crushed 99-76 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Burgos (#11). He scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Eyenga's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 33.9% and FT: 70.8%. He is also a member of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Omari Gudul
Omari Gudul
   #4. Forward Omari Gudul (206-94, college: Angelo St., currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Ruphin Kayembe in the French ProB last game. Gudul led ADA Blois to a victory against the 12th-ranked ALM Evreux (10-15) 91-83. He recorded 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Gudul's third season in pro basketball. This year Gudul has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg and 5.9rpg in 24 games. He is also DR Congolese national team player.

Evariste Shonganya
Evariste Shonganya
   #5. International power forward Evariste Shonganya (204-92, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a KFUM Jamtland's victory against the closely-ranked BC Lulea (24-12) 86-75 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday. Shonganya recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. KFUM Jamtland Basket (23-13) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Shonganya has reliable stats this season: 13.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2bpg. He plays currently for the DR Congolese national team.

Mathieu Kamba
Mathieu Kamba
   #6. Guard Mathieu Kamba (196-95, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Cent Arkansas, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Araberri (7-23) in their last game. Despite Kamba's good performance the bottom-ranked Araberri was badly defeated 68-52 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked (#11) Lleida_Basquet. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Kamba also added 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was Araberri's eighth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kamba's stats this year are: 12.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9spg in 30 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior DR Congolese National Team roster.

Gullit Mukendi
Gullit Mukendi
   #7. International center Gullit Mukendi (203-96, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Azuqueca (13-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Mukendi's very good performance the tenth-placed Azuqueca (13-16) was defeated 92-77 at home by the higher-ranked Estela (#7) in the East group. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Mukendi also added 3 blocks. Mukendi's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He is also DR Congolese national team player.

Shekinah Munanga
Shekinah Munanga
   #8. Swingman Shekinah Munanga (201-97, currently plays in France) helped Etoile Angers win their game against the ninth-ranked Kaysersberg (4-8) crushing them 85-55 in the French NM1 (third division) last Friday. Munanga recorded 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 24 minutes. Etoile Angers Basket (9-3) is placed second in Places 11-20 group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. This year Munanga's overall stats are: 5.1ppg and 3.9rpg 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 last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Lions was defeated 89-77 on the opponent's court by the leading Chemnitz. Ona-Embo was the top scorer with 12 points. Ona-Embo's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.4apg. Ona-Embo attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Ona-Embo is currently in the DR Congolese national team roster.


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

   #1. Experienced Charles Kahudi (199-SF-86, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 16th-ranked Olympique Antibes (8-15) 87-72 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA last Friday. Kahudi recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (made all of his six free throws). ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-6) is placed first in the Jeep ELITE ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Kahudi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's roster. His overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg and 3.9rpg. Kahudi has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and French.

   #2. Bismack Biyombo (206-C-92, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Charlotte Hornets' victory against the New Orleans Pelicans (33-48) 115-109 in the NBA last Wednesday. Biyombo scored 7 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. The Charlotte Hornets have 38-42 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Biyombo's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 4.6rpg in 52 games he played so far.

   #3. Cedric Kuakumensah (204-F-93, college: Brown, currently plays in France) could not help Souffelweyersheim (9-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the first-placed Souffelweyersheim (9-2) was defeated 75-63 on the road by the lower-ranked STB Le Havre (#5) in the Places 1-10 group. Kuakumensah recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 12 rebounds (made all of his five free throws). Kuakumensah's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.9apg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Kuakumensah has never played in DR Congo.

   #4. Bambale Osby (203-C-86, college: Maryland, currently plays in Kosovo) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Xhebrailat in their game against Prishtina (25-0) in the Kosovan Superliga, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds. Osby also added 3 assists in 30 minutes. But Xhebrailat lost 77-90 on the opponent's court to the leading Prishtina. It was Xhebrailat's first loss after six consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Osby's stats this year are: 12.2ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.6apg in five 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.

   #5. Guy Muya (193-PG-83, currently plays in Belgium) helped Basic-Fit Brussels win their game against the eighth-ranked Okapi Aalstar (9-15) crushing them 102-72 in the Belgian Euromillions League in Sunday night's game. He scored 7 points. Basic-Fit Brussels (15-9) is placed fourth in the Euromillions League. Muya has been at the team for four years. Muya's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg. He is another player who holds two passports: DR Congolese and Belgian.

   #6. Panagiotis Mayindombe (191-G-88, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Bristol Acadamy Flyers in their game against Glasgow Rocks in the British BBL, despite his good performance last Sunday. Mayindombe recorded 10 points and added 5 assists in 31 minutes. But his team was edged 113-111. This year his overall stats are: 2.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg in 26 games. Mayindombe has both DR Congolese and Greek nationalities.

   #7. Nicola Akele (203-F-95, college: URI, currently plays in Italy) led Roseto Sharks to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Tezenis VER crushing them 106-85 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Sunday night. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Akele averaged so far 13.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He also holds two passports: DR Congolese and Italian. Despite Akele's DR Congolese nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the DR Congolese team.

   #8. Junior Etou (203-F-94, college: Tulsa, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Movil Estudiantes in their game against Gipuzkoa in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Etou cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Movil Estudiantes this season. His team was edged 93-92.

   #9. Brice Massamba (208-F/C-88, college: UNLV, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help BC Lulea in their game against KFUM Jamtland in the Swedish Basketligan. Massamba scored only 4 points. His team was defeated 103-90. Massamba's overall stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 1.7rpg. He holds both DR Congolese and Swedish passports.

   #10. Wen Boss Mukubu (198-F-83, college: UAB, currently plays in Belgium) managed to help Hubo Limburg United to win against the closely-ranked Kangoeroes crushing them 123-84 in the Belgian Euromillions League on Friday night. Mukubu scored only 3 points. Mukubu's total stats this season are: 5.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg. He has DR Congolese and Belgian nationalities.

  




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