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Christian Eyenga
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Eyenga with Zielona Góra in 2014
Lille Métropole
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Personal information
Born (1989-06-22) June 22, 1989 (age 34)
Kinshasa, Zaire
Nationality Congolese
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 2006–present
League LNB Pro B
Career history
2006–2007 Onatra Kinshasa
2007–2010 Joventut Badalona
2007–2009 →Prat
2010–2012 Cleveland Cavaliers
2010–2011 →Erie BayHawks
2012 →Canton Charge
2011 Joventut Badalona
2012 Los Angeles Lakers
2012 →Los Angeles D-Fenders
2012–2013 Texas Legends
2013 Shanxi Loongs
2013 Texas Legends
2013–2014 Zielona Góra
2014–2015 Varese
2015–2016 Dinamo Sassari
2016 Auxilium Torino
2016–2017 Varese
2017 Unicaja
2017–2023 Fuenlabrada
2023–present Lille Métropole
Career highlights and awards
  • LBA All-Star Game MVP (2015)
  • ACB Most Spectacular Player (2018)

Christian Eyenga Moenge (born June 22, 1989) is a Congolese professional basketball player for Lille Métropole of the LNB Pro B. Eyenga was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 30th pick in that year's 2009 NBA draft. When drafted, he played for the Spanish Third Division club Prat, an affiliate of the ACB club DKV Joventut.

Professional career

NBA career

Eyenga played the 2010 NBA Summer League for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After that, he officially signed a two-year contract with the Cavaliers on July 23, 2010. He signed for $2 million over two years, with years three and four being options. On November 18, Eyenga was sent to the Cavaliers' NBA Development League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. On January 2, he was recalled by the Cavs and made his debut on the same day, against the Dallas Mavericks. He scored 4 points and grabbed 3 rebounds.

On March 15, 2012, Eyenga was traded along with Ramon Sessions to the Los Angeles Lakers for a protected first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Jason Kapono and Luke Walton.

On August 10, 2012, Eyenga was traded to the Orlando Magic.

On October 23, 2012, Eyenga was waived by the Orlando Magic. He was then drafted by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League. On January 4, 2013, Eyenga was released by the Legends so he could sign in China. In February 2013, he re-joined the Legends after a month in China.

Overseas career

In October 2011 he signed to play for Joventut Badalona in Spain during the 2011 NBA lockout.

In January 2013, he signed with Shanxi Zhongyu of China. He left the same month and returned to America.

On July 25, 2013, Eyenga moved to Poland and signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra. On August 4, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with another Polish team Turów Zgorzelec. In September 2014, Eyenga has been waived by the club. On November 12, 2014, he signed a one-season contract with the Italian Serie A team Pallacanestro Varese.

On July 10, 2015, he signed with champions of Italy, Dinamo Sassari for the 2015–16 season. On February 5, 2016, he left Dinamo Sassari, and signed with Auxilium CUS Torino for the rest of the season.

On August 16, 2016, Eyenga signed with Pallacanestro Varese for the 2016–17 season. On May 14, 2017, he signed with Spanish club Unicaja for the rest of the 2016–17 ACB season.

On July 23, 2017, Eyenga signed with Fuenlabrada for the 2017–18 ACB season. At the end of the season Eyenga won the league award for ACB Most Spectacular Player.

He averaged 9.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 season. On August 4, 2020, Eyenga re-signed with the team. He signed a two-year deal with the team on July 3, 3021.

On November 12, 2023, he signed with Lille Métropole of the LNB Pro B.

Career statistics

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  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Cleveland 44 18 21.5 .425 .275 .643 2.8 .8 .8 .6 6.9
2011–12 Cleveland 6 0 13.8 .158 .500 .333 2.0 .7 .5 .7 0.8
2011–12 L.A. Lakers 1 0 19.0 .500 .000 1.000 2.0 1.0 .0 1.0 8.0
Career 51 18 20.6 .411 .277 .611 2.7 .8 .7 .6 6.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 L.A. Lakers 3 0 3.0 .667 .000 .000 .7 .3 .3 .3 1.3
Career 3 0 3.0 .667 .000 .000 .7 .3 .3 .3 1.3

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2008–09 DKV Joventut 4 0 4.5 .250 .000 .500 .0 .0 .0 .3 .8 -.3
2013–14 Zielona Góra 10 10 27.7 .459 .200 .650 4.7 1.5 .5 .9 9.2 10.1
Career 14 10 21.1 .449 .200 .667 3.4 1.1 .4 .7 6.8 7.1

DR Congo national team

Eyenga often represents the DR Congo national basketball team at international tournaments. At the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification, he averaged 14.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Christian Eyenga para niños

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