Kostja Mushidi

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Kostja Mushidi
No. 11 – Löwen Braunschweig
PositionShooting guard
LeagueBasketball-Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1998-06-18) June 18, 1998 (age 22)
Uccle, Belgium
NationalityGerman
Listed height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight102 kg (225 lb)
Career information
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016SIG Strasbourg
2016–2019Mega Basket
2019OKK Beograd
2019; 2020–presentLöwen Braunschweig
Career highlights and awards
Medals

Kostja Kalonda Didier Mushidi (born June 18, 1998) is a German professional basketball player. He plays for Löwen Braunschweig of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).

Born in Belgium to a Belgian mother and a Russian father, Mushidi moved to Germany with his family at the age of 2.[1] Mushidi stands 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in) tall and plays the shooting guard position.[2]

Career[edit]

A product of ART Düsseldorf, Mushidi later transferred to the Dragons Rhöndorf, where he played in the youth system and strengthened Team Rhöndorf/Bonn's JBBL (under-16 Bundesliga) side starting with the 2012-13 season. After moving to the organization's under 19 side, Mushidi averaged 20.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game in the 2014-15 season.[3] He had made his first appearances on Rhoendorf's men's team in Germany's third division during the 2013-14 campaign.

In August 2015, Mushidi inked a two-year deal with French powerhouse Strasbourg IG.[4] He played a total of six minutes for SIG's men's team in the 2015–16 LNB Pro A season,[5] while mostly representing the club's development squad. He left the club after one year and signed with Serbian club Mega Leks in June 2016.[6]

At the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, he led the World Select Team with 14 points to go along with three assists, three steals and two rebounds.[7] In February 2019, he left Mega Bemax to join OKK Beograd,[8] where he left for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

In June 2019, he signed with Basketball Löwen Braunschweig of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[9] On December 13, 2019, he was dismissed for disciplinary reasons, the team announced without disclosing any further details.[10] In eight Bundesliga appearances for the Braunschweig team, Mushidi averaged 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest.[11] Mushidi was given a second chance by the Braunschweig outfit, joining the club back in August 2020.[12]

International career[edit]

On the international stage, Mushidi represented Germany at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, scoring a team-high 17.7 points per game during the tournament,[13] while garnering Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Second Team recognition.[14] The following year, he helped Germany to an eighth-place finish at the Europe U18 Championship, leading the team in scoring along with Isaiah Hartenstein as both averaged 11.6 points a contest.[15]

Mushidi led the German U18 national team to its first ever Albert-Schweitzer-Tournament title in March/April 2016, posting 25 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game against Serbia,[16] and was named tournament MVP.[17] In July 2016, he attended the U20 European championships, averaging 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists a game throughout the tournament, while finishing in fourth place with the German team.[18] He tallied team-bests 14.7 points and 3.8 assists along with 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals a contest on the way to a fourth-place finish at the 2016 U18 European Championships in Turkey.[19]

He was Germany's co-leading scorer at the 2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he averaged 13.6 points a game,[20] helping his team win the bronze medal,[21] while being named to the All-Star Five.[22] In November 2018, he was named to the roster of the German men's national team for the first time.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kostja Mushidi, une future star allemande à Strasbourg". www.bebasket.fr. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ "Kostja Mushidi". SIGSTRASBOURG. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  3. ^ "Team der NBBL Nordwest". NBBL und JBBL (in German). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  4. ^ "Kostja Mushidi rejoint la SIG". SIGSTRASBOURG. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  5. ^ "Kostja Mushidi - Strasbourg – Joueurs - Pro A – LNB.fr". www.lnb.fr. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  6. ^ "Košarkaški klub Mega Leks » MUŠIDI I SPASOJEVIĆ PRVA MEGA POJAČANJA ZA NOVU SEZONU!" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  7. ^ "LiveStats - USA vs World Select Team - Nike Hoop Summit". Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  8. ^ Marko, autor (2019-02-07). "Kostja Mušidi do kraja sezone među Klonferima". OKK Beograd (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  9. ^ Braunschweig, Basketball. "Löwen verpflichten großes Nachwuchs-Talent Kostja Mushidi". www.basketball-loewen.de. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  10. ^ Braunschweig, Basketball. "Löwen trennen sich von Kostja Mushidi". www.basketball-loewen.de. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  11. ^ "easyCredit - 22951 Kostja MUSHIDI". www.easycredit-bbl.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  12. ^ https://www.basketball-loewen.de/presse/news/einzelner-beitrag/article/neuanfang-kostja-mushidi-ist-wieder-ein-loewe.html
  13. ^ "Multicultural Mushidi Trying To Keep Feet On The Ground | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  14. ^ "European Championships U16 Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  15. ^ "Kostja Mushidi | U18 Europe Championship Men - Division A". u18men.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  16. ^ "AST 2016: Deutschland erstmals Turniersieger! « Deutscher Basketball Bund". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  17. ^ "Kostja Mushidi ist MVP des AST 2016 « Deutscher Basketball Bund". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  18. ^ "Kostja MUSHIDI at the Players of the FIBA U20 European Championship Division A 2016 - FIBA.com". FIBA.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  19. ^ "Germany at the FIBA U18 European Championship Division A 2016 - FIBA.com". FIBA.com. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  20. ^ "Germany at the FIBA U20 European Championship 2018 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  21. ^ "Israel overpower Croatia for historic gold in Chemnitz, as Germany claim bronze". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  22. ^ "Israel swingman Zoosman snatches up MVP honors". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  23. ^ "Rödl nominiert Herren-Kader « Deutscher Basketball Bund". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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