Former Hoya Dikembe Mutombo Named Humanitarian of the Year

Former Georgetown University men's basketball standout Dikembe Mutombo (SLL'91) was named the Humanitarian of the Year on Sunday at the National Basketball Retired Player Association Legends Brunch in Houston during All-Star weekend.

Feb. 18, 2013

WASHINGTON - Former Georgetown University men's basketball standout Dikembe Mutombo (SLL'91) was named the Humanitarian of the Year on Sunday at the National Basketball Retired Player Association Legends Brunch in Houston during All-Star weekend.

The Legends Brunch traditionally honors former NBA players and coaches who worked in, hail from or shared some other connection with the All-Star city each year.

Mutombo played 18 seasons in the NBA and has long made it a priority to improve the health, education and quality of life for the people of his native Congo. In 1997, he founded the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, dedicated to improving the health, education and quality of life for people in the republic. The foundation provides comprehensive health care at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, and promotes health care, disease prevention, health policy, health research and increased access to health care education.

A two-time All-BIG EAST selection, Mutombo averaged 15.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks as a senior in 1991, when he was named First Team All-BIG EAST and earned Third Team All-American honors. Mutombo was selected to Georgetown's "All Century Team" and still ranks among the all-time leaders in blocked shots (3rd, 354) and rebounds (12th,8.6 per game).

 

 

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