Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo Sumba (* August 28 1992 in Lubumbashi ) is a Congolese basketball player. Biyombo played since 2011 at the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA. His preferred position is that of the power forwards.


Bismack Biyombo began in earnest to play basketball until the age of 14. Quick his talent was recognized and he decided to go against the advice of his parents to try his luck as a professional. After working in Qatar, Jordan and Lebanon, he was at a tournament in Yemen of the Portuguese coach Mário Palma, at that time coach of Jordan, discovered. This gave him to Spain, where he signed a contract running until 2014 at CB Fuenlabrada after a short time. At the Madrid suburb club he started in the youth team, but still during the season he got into the associated clubs Fuenlabrada Getafe in the fourth (EBA ) and CB Illescas in the third division ( LEB Plata) on.

When playing in the ACB league first team CB Fuenlabrada in winter 2010/11 sold its center Esteban Batista of Caja Laboral, the 18 -year-old Biyombo got his chance and celebrated on 9 January 2011 DKV Joventut against his debut in the first League. He impressed during operations in particular by its defensive power, both as a rebounder and shot blocker than excellent. His strong performances earned him an invitation to the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit, an annual youth tournament in the U.S. make the best talents on a world selection. Biyombo succeeded in doing with 12 points, eleven rebounds and ten blocks, the first triple -double of the tournament's history.

On June 23, 2011, he was selected in the NBA Draft as the seventh overall pick by the Sacramento Kings, but traded on the same evening to the Charlotte Bobcats. Since Biyombo was still contractually bound to CB Fuenlabrada, the FIBA refused to give his approval for a change in the NBA and referred to the uncommitted transfer fee. After a lengthy transfer dispute is finally Biyombo end of December 2011 reached an agreement with his former Spanish club on a payment of $ 1.5 million to be released from his contract to be signed and the connection for the Bobcats.