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Dallas Mavericks | #11 | Guard











6'4" | 200lb | 23 years

Player Bio

Frank Bryan Ntilikina was born in Ixelles, Belgium in 1998. His mother Jaqueline Mukarugema escaped war-torn Rwanda to raise Frank and his brothers in Belgium, moving the family to Strasbourg, France shortly thereafter. Frank's last name is pronounced NEE-lee-KEE-nuh. Ntilikina spent four years playing professionally at Strasbourg of the French League. He averaged 5.2 points and 1.4 assists per game during his final season in France. Ntilikina continued his international career by representing his nation at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. There, he averaged 8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game as France captured the tournament's bronze medal. Ntilikina, who grew up idolizing fellow countryman Tony Parker, plays the guitar and piano and lists his favorite singer as Drake. Ntilikina has been involved in a variety of charitable organizations and causes since coming to North America. On Thanksgiving in 2017, he joined teammates Tim Hardaway Jr., Enes Kanter, Ramon Sessions and Damyean Dotson to serve dinners to Department of Homeless Services/Garden of Dreams families at New York's fabled Rainbow Room. You can follow Frank Ntilikina on Twitter @FrankLikina and on Instagram @Frank_Ntilikina. Ntilikina was born in Belgium, but his family moved to France when he was three years old. The guard made his professional debut as a 16-year-old with France's SIG Strasbourg squad in 2015. He appeared in three games in his first year, but played in 26 games in the following season as a reserve. Ntilikina had a more significant role in his final year with Strasbourg, providing 5.2 points and 2.1 rebounds over 18 minutes per contest in 2015-16. The guard really opened eyes during international competition while representing France. He helped France win the 2014 FIBA Under-16 Championship with 7.4 points and 2.0 assists. In 2016, Ntilikina won the Most Valuable Player in the FIBA Under-18 Championship. He provided 15.2 points, 4.5 assists, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals and scored 31 points in the championship win over Lithuania.