Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 245 Years Pro: 1 Born: August 28, 1992 (Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo) From: Democratic Republic of Congo
Draft rights (No. 7 overall pick) acquired by the Bobcats on June 23, 2011, from Sacramento in a three-team trade in which the Bobcats sent Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the draft rights to Tobias Harris (No. 19 overall pick) to Milwaukee… Played in 63 games with 41 starts as a rookie, averaging 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23.1 minutes, leading the team in rebounds and blocks… Led all rookies and ranked eighth in the NBA in blocks… Despite the shortened season, total of 115 blocks and average of 1.83 per game were each the most by a rookie since New Jersey’s Brook Lopez recorded 151 and averaged 1.84 in 2008-09… An early entry candidate in the 2011 Draft… A member of the World Select Team for the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit… Tallied 12 points, 11 rebounds and a Hoop Summit-record 10 blocks to record the only triple-double in the game’s history… Played professionally in Spain from 2009-11… Started the 2009-10 season with Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid in the EBA before moving to C.B. Illescas in the LEB Silver league… Began the 2010-11 season with C.B. Illescas before moving to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in the ACB league.
Appeared in 63 games as a rookie for the Bobcats, starting 41… Averaged 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23.1 minutes, leading the team in rebounds and blocks… Ranked eighth in the NBA in blocked shots… Ranked first among NBA rookies in blocked shots, third in rebounding and sixth in field goal percentage (.464)… Scored in double figures 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds 11 times… Recorded five double-doubles… Led the Bobcats in rebounds 20 times, in steals three times and in blocks 33 times… Blocked at least two shots 31 times, including nine straight games to end this season, which was the fourth-longest streak of multiple-block games in the league… Ranked fifth in the NBA with 10 games of at least four blocks and joined Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka as the only two players in the league with at least three games of six or more blocks… Despite the shortened season, total of 115 blocks and average of 1.83 per game were each the most by a rookie since New Jersey’s Brook Lopez recorded 151 and averaged 1.84 in 2008-09… Average of 1.83 blocks was the third-best ever by a player under the age of 20… Scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds on April 6 at Milwaukee… Scored 10 points, grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and tied a career high with seven rebounds on March 6 against Orlando… Recorded the first double-figure scoring game, first double-figure rebounding game and first double-double of his career with 11 points and 10 rebounds in Jan. 17 at Orlando.
Played professionally in Spain from 2009-11… Split the 2010-11 season between C.B. Illescas in the LEB Silver league and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in the ACB league… Appeared in 14 games for C.B. Illescas, averaging 9.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 21.9 minutes per game and shooting .588 from the field… Scored 28 points on 12-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in 32 minutes against Prat Juventud… Tallied 14 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and four blocks in 26 minutes against Andorra… Was promoted to Fuenlabrada in January, averaging 6.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and a league-best 2.3 blocks in 17.1 minutes and shooting .552 from the field in 14 games with the team… In 2009-10, began the season with Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid in the EBA… Played in 19 games for Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid, averaging 9.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in 23.9 minutes, while shooting .579 from the field, before moving C.B. Illescas… In 31 games with C.B. Illescas, averaged 5.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 20.0 minutes and shot .581 from the field.