Moses: "Mumbrú was one of the reasons for going to Bilbao"

The Nigerian power forward comes from the Greek Peristeri, where he averaged 8.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in the FIBA Champions League.


Nigerian power forward Moses Kingsley assured in his presentation as a new RETAbet Bilbao Basket player that the presence of Alex Mumbrú on the bench was "one of the main reasons" for him to decide to accept the offer of the Basque club.

"I knew Aaron Jones and Jaylon Brown from having played against them in college and Alex (Mumbrú). I had heard a lot about him and it is one of the main reasons why I have come," stressed the interior in the wheel of press offered in Miribilla accompanied by the sports director of Bilbao Basket, Rafa Pueyo.

Kingsley, 25 years old and 2.08 meters tall, trained in the American NCAA with the University of Arkansas before making the leap to Europe in the 2017-2018 season with the Telenet Giants Antwerp of Belgium.

He signed last July from the Greek Peristeri, with whom he averaged 8.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in the last Champions League. He was the second player with the most double-doubles (5), the fourth best in the rebounding ranking (8.1) and the fourth best blocker (1.4) in the European competition.

The African has participated in the three preseason games played so far by the 'men in black'. He played 18 minutes against Estudiantes (5 points and 4 rebounds), 16 against Burgos (7 and 6) and 17 against Baskonia (3 and 5) .

"It is a very competitive league, very different from Greece. More systems are played here and it is a more strategic game. I am willing and eager to learn this new way of competing," commented Kingsley about his first minutes against rivals from Endesa League.

For his part, Rafa Pueyo stressed that the new Bilbao Basket player "demonstrated good rebounding and defensive ability both in his university and professional stages" and that these are "the two main reasons" that encouraged them to sign.

"Offensively, he is a complete player who runs the court well, loads the attack rebound very strongly and has a good one-on-one game under the basket and at the low post," added Pueyo.

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