Christian Eyenga

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Christian Eyenga
PLK Eyenga Stelmet.jpg
No. 31 – Pallacanestro Varese
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1989-06-22) June 22, 1989 (age 25)
Kinshasa, Congo
Nationality Congolese
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 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
Career history
2006–2007 Onatra Kinshasa (Congo)
2007–2008 DKV Joventut (Spain)
2007–2008 Prat (Spain)
2008 DKV Joventut (Spain)
2008–2009 Prat (Spain)
2009–2010 DKV Joventut (Spain)
20102012 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
2010–2011 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2012 Canton Charge (D-League)
2011 DKV Joventut (Spain)
2012 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
2012 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2012–2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013 Shanxi Zhongyu (China)
2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013–2014 Stelmet Zielona Góra (Poland)
2014–present Pallacanestro Varese (Italy)

Christian Eyenga Moenge (born June 22, 1989) is a Congolese professional basketball player who currently plays for Pallacanestro Varese of the Lega Basket Serie A. In June 2009, Eyenga was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 30th pick in that year's 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.1 On November 18, Eyenga was sent to the Cavaliers' NBA Development League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.2 On January 2, he was recalled by the Cavs3 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.4

On August 10, 2012, Eyenga was traded to the Orlando Magic.5

On October 23, 2012, Eyenga was waived by the Orlando Magic.6 He was then drafted by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.7 On January 4, 2013, Eyenga was released by the Legends so he could sign in China.8 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.9

In January 2013, he signed with Shanxi Zhongyu of China.1011 He left the same month and returned to America.

On July 25, 2013, Eyenga moved to Poland and signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra.12 On August 4, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the another Polish team Turów Zgorzelec.13 In September 2014, Eyenga has been waived by the club.14 On November 12, 2014, he signed a one season contract with the Italian Serie A team Pallacanestro Varese.15

Career statistics

Legend
  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 1.5
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

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