Let’s Take A Look At Ibrahim Basima: Of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…..

When I find the urge to write an article, it’s not based on believing I know more than others, it comes down to doing the research on players. I will continue to reiterate; there is no rocket science to giving quality analysis.

As we survey the landscape of African players, let’s take a moment and look at a young player who will arrive in Las Vegas and create a buzz! With International players, at times it can be very tricky. It takes good eyes to identify players with potential above average.

Over the past few years, the Democratic Republic Of Congo has been producing quality players. Bismarck Biyombo Sumba was the 2011 1st round 7th overall pick. In 2015 Emmanuel Mudiay was selected 7th overall to the Denver Nuggets. Former Findlay Prep standout Myck Kabongo, was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo before relocating to Toronto Canada.

5 Star 6’8” Jonathan Kuminga began playing basketball in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the age of two. In 2016, he moved to the United States to play high school basketball.

6’7” 170 pound Ibrahim Basima of Goma in the Congo is a young player that you should become familiar with! He’s long and athletic and can be very explosive off the bounce. The Congo is rich in pride but the country lacks the resources for these young players to showcase their skills.

Ibrahim Basima

Ibrahim’s body is still developing, you can see the raw talent in there for a player of his size. With the right people around him, he has the potential to be a very good player. He will be arriving in the states with school’s calling for his services.

At the current moment he has a sibling playing at John Carroll high school out of the DMV area. 2023 Jeannot Basima has heard from Yale, Columbia, and Temple since the contact period began.

In our next segment, we will highlight a 6’5” 8th grader who will come to the states! Just got to find him a school… Inquiring minds want to know more: You can contact us at u1hoop@gmail.com

2026 6’5” Ephrem Balangaliza

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