|22 Harouna Mutombo
Harouna Mutombo played in 132 of the 133 possible games over his four-year career, averaging 28.9 minutes per game with 106 appearances in the starting five ... Finished his WCU career with 1,578 career points, averaging a dozen points per game for four seasons ... Also pulled down 684 career rebounds, averaging 5.2 boards per game as a swing guard and small forward for the Catamounts ... Became just the eighth different Catamount to score over 1,500 points with over 650 rebounds.
Additional Notes: Was the fifth of six different Canadian-born players to play for the Catamounts since 2001, joining current teammate Keaton Cole; Rans Brempong (2001-05); Lunzaya Nlandu (2004-05); Corey Muirhead (2003-06) and Negus McKenna (2004-08) ... Is the nephew of former NBA star, Dikembe Mutombo.
2011-12 (Redshirt Senior): Started 31 of the 35 games in which he saw action in his final season, leading the Catamounts with a 13.9 point and 5.9 rebounds per game average ... Ranked 11th in the Southern Conference at 13.9 points per game ... Scored in double figures 27 times including a stretch of nine-consecutive to end the season while surpassing the 20-point plateau six times ... Averaged nearly two assists and 1.5 steals per game in his final season ... Averaged 12.8 points per game in conference action ... Named to the 2011-12 University Division All-State Men's Basketball team by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Mutombo scored a season-high 24 points in the home win over The Citadel and posted a pair of double-doubles with 18 points, 12 rebounds at Purdue and 18 points, 13 boards in the home win over eventual Big South Champion, UNC Asheville ... Mutombo scored 75 points in four games - averaging 18.8 points and six rebounds - during Western Carolina's four-game run to the SoCon tournament final, garnering SoCon All-Tournament team honors ... Became just the second Catamount all-time to earn three all-tournament team plaudit.
2010-11 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 32 of WCU's 33 games, missing the road game at the College of Charleston (1/20) due to a back injury - the first game he had missed in his career due to injury ... Started 21 contests including the final 13-straight after moving to the No. 4 forward position ... Named to the second team All-Southern Conference tournament after averaging 18.5 points per game in Chattanooga, recording a double-double in the semifinals against Wofford (3/6) with 17 points and 11 rebounds ... Ranked fourth on the team with a 10.1 points per game average, a mark that jumped to 10.8 ppg in SoCon games ... Recorded 13 double-digit scoring efforts on the year ... Finished second on the team with a 5.6 rebound per game average ... Tallied a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in a home win over UNC Greensboro (2/5) ... Became the 39th Catamount all-time to score 1,000 points in their WCU career, and the third in the past three seasons for WCU ... Eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau in a home win over Eastern Kentucky (2/19) in the ESPN BracketBusters game, doing so on a lay-up inside the final 30 seconds of the first half.
2009-10 (Red-shirt Sophomore): Played in all 34 games on the season with 23 appearances among the starting lineup including the first 19 games of the year ... Ranked fourth on the team with a 9.4 points per game average ... Was tied for the team-lead with a 4.6 rebounds per game average, pulling down 158 boards on the year to rank 19th overall in the Southern Conference ... Recorded 77 assists and 44 steals to rank second on the team in both categories ... Named SoCon second team All-tournament after he averaged 16 points per game in the two contests for the Catamounts, scoring 14 in the quarterfinal win over Elon and a team-high 18 points in the semifinal loss to eventual champion, Wofford ... Is the 17th different Catamount to earn All-tournament accolades ... Twice posted double-figure scoring in four-straight games, closing the season with double-digits in three consecutive ... Scored a season-high 19 points - including the first 12 from the floor for the Catamounts to open the game against No. 23 Clemson ... Closed the season with double-digit scoring efforts in the SoCon tourney and 10 at Marshall in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament after returning to the starting lineup ... Major difference in his first two seasons was at the free throw line - struggled with a 41-percent (41-of-99) average from the charity stripe in his second season.
2008-09 (Red-shirt Freshman): One of two Catamounts to start all 31 games in which he appeared ... Led the team - and ranked ninth in the Southern Conference - with a 14.4 point per game average, a mark which jumped to 15.4 in conference games only ... Ranked third in the league with a 1.8 steals per game average ... Named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year ... Listed as an honorable mention on the 2009 CollegeHoops.net All-Freshman team ... Garnered first team North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State plaudits ... Scored in double figures in 24 of his 31 games during his rookie campaign, eclipsing the 20-point plateau six times ... Scored in double-digits in his first career start at No. 2 Connecticut ... Made his first career basket at the 7:54 mark of the first half, following up his own miss with an offensive rebound and stick back for two of his 11 points ... Posted two 20-point scoring performances in the Great Alaska Shootout, including 20 against San Diego State and a then career-high 22 against Northern Illinois ... Posted his first career double-double against NIU with the aforementioned 22 points and career-best 10 rebounds ... Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-tournament team ... Scored 16 points, including five from the free throw line, in the overtime win at Kent State ... Scored a dozen points at No. 23 Marquette while also dishing out a career-high tying four assists ... Paced the Catamounts with a career-best 29 points on 10-of-13 shooting in the SoCon home opener against UNCG ... Named Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Jan. 13 following wins over UNCG and Elon ... Had his career-best, double-digit scoring string snapped a nine games with nine points in the road loss at The Citadel ... Scored 14 points, including two on a one-handed tomahawk slam dunk in the second half against the College of Charleston ... Put together a string of three-consecutive, 20-point scoring outings with 25 at the College of Charleston, 28 in the home win over Appalachian State and his second career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the road loss at Elon.
2007-08 (Freshman): Joined the WCU men's basketball program in December of 2007 ... Skipped his final year of high school eligibility in Canada to enroll in Cullowhee ... Practiced with the team but did not travel nor compete, sitting out and taking a redshirt.
Prior to Western: Helped lead Pickering HS to the gold medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) AAAA provincial championships ... During the summer of 2007, played with the Toronto Mission AAU team in both Las Vegas, Nev., and Indianapolis, Ind. ... Additionally played in the Nike Global Challenge in Portland, Ore., with Team Canada ... In August at the Nike Top 20 Camp held in Toronto, Mutombo was labeled as one of the top 20 players in the country.