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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Mwadi Mabika, Congo From: Played for Bney Yehuda in Israel during the 1999-00 off-season, leading her team to a top-five finish in Israel ... Was a leading scorer for her team in Ronchetti Cup ... Averaged approximately 25 pints per game during her tenure in Israel including several 30 point games ... Spent 1998-99 season playing in Israel for Asa Jerusalem ... Played in Greece (1997-98), where she led her team in scoring, and in Zaire for Tourbillon. Five-time African Champion and five-time league’s most valuable player. Brought to the U.S.A. by NBA Star and fellow countryman, Dikembe Mutombo, and his brother Tshitingo Mutombo, who personally appealed to the former Zairian Government officials for permission to bring her to the U.S Enjoyes working out at the gym and playing pick-up games in her free time. Mabika studied biology and chemistry at the Massamba School in Kinshasa and would like to eventually become a doctor
Mwadi Mabika Profile

Name: Mwadi Mabika
Nickname: N/A
Born: July 27, 1976
Status: Active
Origin: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Height: 5-11/1,80m
Weight: 165lbs/74,8kg
Schools: Massamba School in Kinshasa
Drafted: Undrafted, allocated to the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA inaugural season.
Languages: French, English
Website: MwadiMabikaClub & InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Congolese National Team, Tourbillon, Asa Jerusalem (Israel), Bney Yehuda (Israek), Los Angeles Sparks (4)
Ibn Notes: Born and raised in Kinshasa, Congo, Mabika is a member of the Congolese National Team and since the age of 14, was a member of the Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Cono) National Team that competed in Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Mwadi Mabika is one of only a handful of WNBA players who have been with the league since the league's beginning. Although not selected during the inaugural WNBA draft nor well-known, Mabika was allocated to the Sparks and has gone on to enjoy significant success.

Mabika played a critical role on the Los Angeles Sparks team that captured back-to-back WNBA titles in 2001 and 2002.  In 2000 and 2002, Mabika was selected as a WNBA All-Star, and in 2002, Mabika's best season to date, she earned All-WNBA First Team honors after ranking sixth in the league in scoring (16.8) and 5.2 rebounds per game.  In 2006, the 10th anniversary of the WNBA, Mabika was one of the nominees for the WNBA All-decade team.

From Going into the 2006 WNBA season, Mabika ranks among the WNBA's top 25 all-time in seven different categories, including fifth in three-point field goals made (330), ninth in assists (641), 11th in points (2,941), 16th in steals (313) and 20th in rebounds (1,100).

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