Bismack Biyombo's triple-double in the Nike Hoop Summit increased his already growing momentum heading into the 2011 NBA Draft.
"He runs the floor, he defends and he's cat-quick,'' said an NBA scout of Biyombo. "His offensive skills need to be developed, but his athleticism screams out.''
"He's Ben Wallace, basically,'' said another NBA executive.
A half-dozen NBA scouts and executives told Sports Illustrated that they had concerns if he was older than his listed age of 18. Biyombo is physically more mature and also exhibited leadership skills to suggest he is older than his age.
He began his professional career in Yemen in 2009, and then moved to the Spanish fourth division in 2009-10. He quickly worked his way up to Spain's ACB, the top national league in Europe, where he is currently averaging 6.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 14 games with the club Fuenlabrada.
"The way I play here, I play everywhere,'' he said following the Hoop Summit. "In the ACB I play with a lot of smart guys, I play with a lot of strong guys, and when I step on the court I just want to kill them.''
His favorite players are Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love.
"Kevin Garnett is intense player -- every time he's not on the floor, his team is missing him,'' said Biyombo. "I want to (play) defense as a team. I want to help everybody on my team and I want to win the game ... That's what I heard from my first coach, that the good offense is defense. If I block a lot of shots then it's good offense. If I get a lot of rebounds, then it's good offense.''
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He had 12 points (5-7 FG 2-8 FT), 11 Reb (7 Offensive 4 Defensive), 10 blocks, 2 assists, 4 TOs, 4 PF.
USA Team consisted of Anthon Daivs, Austin Rivers, James McAdoo, Marquis Teague, Beal Bradley, Rakeem Christmas, Quinn Cook, Tony Worten, Adonis Thomas, Micheal Gilchrist. It's not exactly like he was face bad players.
Weight: 243 lbs.
Height (w/o shoes): 6'7.75"
Height (w/ shoes): 6'9"
Wing Span: 7'7"
Body Fat: 4.8%
Standing Reach: 9'3"
2011 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements
4.8% Body Fat D:. We seriously have to find a way to get a second draft pick to get this guy! (projected 18th on Draft Express) He's exactly what we need! (Bit undersized but whatever)
(he is #11 in Nike Hoops event)
More World games videos found here (interviews, practice (I believe) etc.)
(4) Kevin Pangos, (6) Raul Neto, (7) Mateusz Ponitka, (8) Guo Ailun, (9) Evan Fournier, (10) Davis Bertans, (11) Bismack Biyombo, (12) Dario Saric, (13) Kyle Wiltjer, (14) Przemyslaw Karnowski, (15) Lucas Nogueira. USA: (4) Quinn Cook, (5) Tony Wroten, (6) Marquis Teague, (7) Adonis Thomas, (8) Bradley Beal, (9) Michael Gilchrist, (10) Anthony Davis, (11) Austin Rivers, (12) James McAdoo, (13) Rakeem Christma