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Mfiondu Kabengele
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Mfiondu Kabengele 2818245
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 235
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
High School: Don Bosco Prep (Ind.)
Experience: High School

(as of Aptil 11, 2017)

2016-17 Complete Bio

ON KABENGELE: A strong rebounder who has a knack for getting to rebounds before others because of his high basketball IQ and quick jumping abilities…his ability to get up off of the floor has helped him develop into a first-rate shot blocker…ranked as the 65th best prep player nationally by 247sports.com…a three-star player in the 247sports.comrankings…ranked as a top 10 player in the state of Indiana according to 247sports.com…has good basketball handling skills and is an excellent passer…can both face up and play with his back to the basket with equal success…is a strong passer for a forward…is already an outstanding shot-blocker…grew by three inches during his only season at Don Bosco Prep and is considered to be a standout stretch four on the court…has been measured with a 7-1 wingspan…earned the Unsung Hero Award at the Florida State Basketball Banquet in 2017…

AT DON BOSCO PREP: Averaged a double double of 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field, 81 percent from the free throw line and 38 percent from the 3-point line during his postgraduate year at the school…totaled a double double of 25 points and 11 rebounds against Malcom X Junior College on Dec. 14, 2016…Plays for the Canada Drive Basketball AAU team…Don Bosco Prep is located just about one hour outside of Chicago…Including Kabengele, there are 14 Don Bosco alums playing Division I Basketball including Chris Palombizio of Oakland (Mich.), Zoran Talley of Old Dominion, David Skara of Clemson, Vlatko Granic of Loyola of Chicago and Jaycee Hillsman of San Jose State...

AT BURLINGTON CORPUS CHRISTI: Graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 2015…averaged 14.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior at Corpus Christi…totaled a double double of 18 points and 14 rebounds against Vaughn High School…Vaughn is a top five team in the Ontario…hit the game-winning 3-point shot to lift Corpus Christo past Halton High School in the Catholic Cup Finals as a senior…

PERSONAL: Born August 14, 1997…Mfiondu is the son of Tshilongo and Tshimanga Kabengele…played with Notre Dame guard Nikola Djogo at Don Bosco in 2016…the nephew of former NBA standout Dikembe Mutombo…his mother is a sister of Mutombo, who entered the NBA Hall of Fame in 2015 and is widely known for his humanitarian work outside of basketball…selected Florida State over Wisconsin, Georgetown, Kansas State, Georgia and Boston College…academic major is marketing...

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