Mfiondu Tshimanga Kabengele was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, to Tshilongo and Tshimanga Kabengele in 1997. His parents are originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but later moved to Canada, where Kabengele grew up. Kabengele's uncle is Dikembe Mutombo, a Hall of Famer who played in the NBA for 18 seasons. Kabengele attended high school at the Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School in Burlington before transferring to the Bosco Institute in Crown Point, Indiana. He then went to college and played basketball at Florida State. He attended the NBA Draft wearing a suit jacket on which each of his teammates' names was stitched. Learn more about Kabengele by following him on Twitter (@Mfiondu) and Instagram (@mfiondu).