2011 Draft Prospect Profile - Bismack Biyombo
|Bismack Biyombo split his last season between Illescas (Spain LEB-Silver) and Fuenlabrada (Spain-ACB) in 2009-10. While at Illescas, he averaged 9 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 1.5 bpg, while at Fuenlabrada, he scored 6.4 ppg, grabbing 5.1 rpg and blocking 2.3 shots per game. He also recorded the first triple-double in Nike Hoop Summit history, scoring 12 points, snatching 11 rebounds and rejecting 10 shots.|
What they're saying:
Draft Express: He's already one of the most productive players in the league, despite the fact that he might be the rawest player in the ACB in terms of experience.
ESPN: Biyombo wowed all week with his toughness, athleticism, shot-blocking abilities, leadership and motor. He was a defensive powerhouse with a Ben Wallace-esque body and a crazy 7-foot-7 wingspan.
NBADraft.net: Has become an instant internet sensation receiving a ton of hype due to his tremendous length and explosiveness ... He'll look to ride that wave into becoming a first round pick in this year's draft ... Considered a huge risk with so many unknowns ... Was discovered in a Yemen youth basketball tournament at "age 16" and brought to Spain to continue his basketball career ... Made his ACB debut on Jan 9th, 2011 ... Has an uphill battle after many recent African players before him (Yinka Dare, Saer Sene, John Riek, Kene Obi, etc) have struggled to live up to their hype ... Will attempt to replicate the success that his countryman Serge Ibaka has had ...
MyNBADraft.com: Biyombo is a physical specimen whose stock is rising as much as anyone. At 6ft 9 and a chiseled 240lbs he comes with great size and extraordinary length (7ft7in wingspan), not too mention he doesn’t turn 19 until late August you have a very unique profile that has scouts drooling.