Mwadi Mabika
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Mwadi Mabika
Mwadi Mabika
Personal information
Born (1976-07-27) 27 July 1976 (age 41)
Kinshasa, Zaire
Nationality Congolese/American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1991-2008
Position Guard / Forward
Number 4
Career history
1991-1997 Tourbillon Kinshasa
1997-2007 Los Angeles Sparks
1998-1999 ASA Jerusalem (Israel)
1999-2000 Bnei Yehuda (Israel)
2008 Houston Comets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mwadi Mabika (born July 27, 1976) is a retired Congolese-American basketball player. She was an All-Star in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She studied biology and chemistry at the Massamba School in Kinshasa.

She was brought to the United States by NBA star and fellow Zairean Dikembe Mutombo, who personally appealed to the government officials in Zaire for permission to bring her to the U.S.[1]

Mabika represented Zaire at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

For six seasons prior to joining the WNBA, Mabika played for the Tourbillon club in Kinshasa.[2][3]

She played for the Los Angeles Sparks during the WNBA's inaugural season in 1997. Mabika helped guide the Sparks to consecutive championships in 2001 and 2002.

She won a silver medal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the 2003 All-Africa Games.[4]

In December 2005, she again represent the DR Congo's women's national basketball team - known as Simba Ladies - at the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship for Women.

In February 2008, she signed a free agent contract with the Houston Comets.

Mabika became a U.S. citizen in 2011.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Mwadi Mabika". WNBA. Archived from the original on September 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mwadi Mabika Player File: Sparks". Web.archive.org. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Youyou Mwadi, une star aux USA". Le Soir. September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ "Women Basketball VIII Africa Games 2003 Abuja (NGR) - 05-10.10 Winner Nigeria". Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "10 more players who helped boost the WNBA". Espn.com. 2016-07-12. Retrieved . 

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