July 17, 2010
When he was drafted at #30 in 2009, Eyenga was playing in the Spanish third division for DKV Joventut's feeder team, CB Prat Juventud. This season, aged 20, Eyenga made it up to the big club. In 29 AC games for the team, Eyenga averaged 3.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 12.6 minutes per game, shooting 50% from the floor and 35% from three. Now that LeBron James has left, it's probably quite comforting to know that a first rounder was used on such an impact player.
(Sarcasm aside, Eyenga is starting to get somewhere. For a 20 year old in the ACB, where 20 year olds don't usually play, that's not bad.)
February 10, 2010
- Christian Eyenga
Cavaliers draft pick Eyenga has moved from DKV Joventut's feeder team in the Spanish third division, all the way to the giddying heights of the first team. His first taste of ACB basketball has been fairly successful; in 11.4 minutes of 16 games, Eyenga is averaging 3.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 0.6 steals per game, shooting 54% from the field and 40% from three point range. For a very raw 20 year old in a league where kids generally don't play much, that's pretty good.
Still waiting for his name to appear on the draft board, though.