Rudy Mbemba

  • Full Name: Rudy Semakala Mbemba
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 5-11 / 177
  • Birthdate: August 29, 1987
  • Team: Vanoli Soresina (Italy)

La Palma – Spanish LEB
2004-05 17 16 45 0.356 4 8 0.5 6 19 0.265 15 16 6 1 42 2.5

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights:

Grew up playing in his native Sweden, but has also played in Spain and Germany. Started professional career with Alvik 08 Stockholm in Sweden in 2003-04. Started the 2004-05 season with La Palma in the Spanish LEB before returning back home to Sweden to finish out the year. Moved on to Germany in 2005-06, where he played with the Deutsche Bank Frankfurt Skyliners for two seasons before returning to Sweden to play for the Solna Vikings in 2007-08. Moved to Italy in 2008-09 to play for Vanoli Soresina in Lega 2 A member of the Swedish U20 National Team. Averaged 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists for Sweden in the U20 European Championships Division B held in Lisbon, Portugal. Contributed 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the 2004 U18 Albert Schweitzer Tournament held in Germany.


In his first season with Vanoli Soresina competing in Italy’s Lega 2, averaged 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.8 assits and 3.1 steals in 28.0 minutes. Posted a season-high 24 points vs. Crabs RN. Tallied season-highs of nine assists and six steals in his second meeting with Crabs RN.


With Solna in the Swedish League, averaged 18.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Ranked second on the team in points and assists. Led the team in and finished fourth in the league in steals (2.4 spg). Helped lead Solna to the Swedish Basketligan championship, scoring 14 points in the third and final game of the championship series. Earned Swedish League All-Star game honors.


With Frankfurt in the German BBL, averaged 4.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 16.4 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures four times, posting a season-high 14 points vs. Artland. Tallied 11 points and a season-high seven assists vs. Walter Tigers.


With Frankfurt in the German BBL, averaged 4.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 11.9 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures twice, recording highs of 14 points and eight assists vs. Eisbaren Bremerhaven. Contributed 2.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 13.9 minutes a contest in nine ULEB Cup games.


Started the season with La Palma in the Spanish LEB, averaging 2.5 points and 0.9 assists in 9.6 minutes a contest in 17 games. Returned home to Alvik 08 Stockholm in Sweden, averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in five games.


Spent the majority of the season with the Alvik 08 Stockholm junior team, but appeared in three games with the senior team, scoring a total of three points.

Strengths: Very strong and athletic. Possesses a 39-inch vertical leap. Handles the ball extremely well and excels in the open floor. Attacks the basket relentlessly.

Man kan ju alltid hoppas… det hade varit roligt med ett par Svenskar i draften – inte för att hans stats från 2003-04 lär hjälpa honom dit

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