Myck Lukusa Kabongo (born January 12, 1992) is a Congolese-Canadian professional basketball player for Ferroviário de Maputo in the Basketball Africa League (BAL). He played two seasons at the Texas Longhorns before going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft.
|No. 10 – Ferroviário de Maputo|
|League||Basketball Africa League|
|Born||January 12, 1992|
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo
|Nationality||DR Congo / Canadian|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Findlay Prep|
|NBA draft||2013 / Undrafted|
|2014||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|2016–2017||BCM U Pitești|
|2017||Rayos de Hermosillo|
|2018||STB Le Havre|
|2021–present||Ferroviário de Maputo|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Kabongo started his high school career at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto. He then played alongside fellow Canadian Tristan Thompson for a season-and-a-half at St. Benedict's Prep before Thompson was removed from the team and transferred to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. Kabongo stayed at St. Benedict's through his junior season before he transferred to Findlay Prep. Kabongo was the #10 player in the class of 2011 by Scout.com and in the ESPNU 100. Rivals.com rated as the #26 player. He was selected to play in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game and the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Toronto, Ontario||Findlay Prep||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||Nov 4, 2010|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 97|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10; 2 (PG) Rivals: 26; 5 (PG) ESPN: 10; 2 (PG)|
Kabongo started playing for Texas in the 2011–12 season. Kabongo was under investigation for alleged inappropriate contact with Rich Paul, an agent who also handles the contracts of former Findlay Prep and current NBA players Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph. Initially banned for the entire 2012–13 season, his suspension was later reduced to 23 games, and he made his debut in mid-February and would go on to average 14.6 points per game in eleven games.
After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Kabongo joined the Miami Heat for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 30, 2013, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs. However, he was waived by the Spurs on October 15, 2013. On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.
On October 30, 2014, Kabongo was acquired by the Austin Spurs. On November 1, 2014, he was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On December 29, 2014, he was waived by the Mad Ants after appearing in 16 games while averaging 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. On January 9, 2015, he was acquired by the Texas Legends. Five days later, he was waived by the Legends after appearing in just two games.
On February 23, 2018, Kabongo signed with STB Le Havre of the French LNB Pro B. Kabono joined the Guelph Nighthawks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League in 2019, but was waived on July 22. Kabongo joined the Svendborg Rabbits in 2019. He averaged 12.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. On September 10, 2020, Kabongo signed with Akademija FMP in the Macedonian First League.
On May 1, 2021, Kabongo signed with Mozambican club Ferroviário de Maputo to play in the Basketball Africa League (BAL). He was a key part of Ferroviário's run to the quarterfinals in the first BAL season.
Kabongo represented the DR Congo national basketball team at the AfroBasket 2017 in Senegal/Tunisia where he finished among the top players in the categories assists per game (4.8) and steals per game (2.8).
Awards and honorsEdit
- 2011 McDonald's All-American team selection
- 2011 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection
- 2012 Big 12 All-Rookie team selection
BAL career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Luicci, Tom (February 11, 2009). "Texas recruit Tristan Thompson kicked off St. Benedict's boys basketball team". NJ.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- Kabongo, Myck (May 7, 2010). "Myck Kabongo: Headed to Findlay Prep". ESPN Rise. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Scout.com Basketball Rankings - 2011". Scout.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "ESPNU 100 Rankings - 2011". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Rivals.com Basketball Rankings - 2011". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Findlay Prep's Myck Kabongo the latest Canadian to go from Henderson to McDonald's All-American". Las Vegas Sun. March 8, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "2011 Jordan Brand Classic: West Team". Jordan Brand Classic. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Myck Kabongo is a Longhorn". Scout.com. January 12, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Texas loses its No. 1 prospect". ESPN.com. October 30, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Myck Kabongo back with Texas". ESPN. November 4, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "NCAA probing Myck Kabongo". October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
- Myck Kabongo declares for draft
- Spurs Announce Training Camp Roster
- Spurs Waive Cousin, Kabongo and Maggette
- Austin Toros Announce Trainig [sic] Camp Invitees Archived 2016-01-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Mad Ants Finalize 2014-15 Training Camp Roster
- Ants enter camp with 17 players Archived 2014-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Mad Ants Cut Kabongo
- Legends Acquire William Buford and Myck Kabongo
- NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions
- 2015 NBA D-League Draft Board
- Erie BayHawks Acquire 24th Overall Pick Myck Kabongo and Player Rights to D.J. Seeley
- Myck Kabongo signs with BCM U Pitesti
- "Zornotza signs Myck Kabongo". eurobasket.com. January 4, 2018.
- "Le Havre lands Myck Kabongo". eurobasket.com. February 23, 2018.
- "Guelph Nighthawks release one of their top performers". Guelph Today. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
- "Myck Kabongo selected the top Congolese playing abroad in last week's games". Afrobasket. March 17, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
- Chelidze, Dimitri (September 10, 2020). "Akademija FMP Skopje inks Myck Kabongo". US Basket. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
- "Fer.Maputo signs Myck Kabongo". USbasket.com. May 1, 2021. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
- Kabongo and Scrubb cut from Team Canada
- "Overseas Elite uses a different formula once again on way to victory | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
- "Exclusive: Toronto's Own Myck Kabongo Ready To Take On Nike CROWN LEAGUE". Complex. Retrieved 2019-07-18.