future when the team selected Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker in the
first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Now those fans will have an
opportunity to meet the two newest members of the Bobcats Thursday,
June 30, during Alive After Five.
Biyombo and Walker will join Big Pat, the voice of the Bobcats, and
members of the Ladycats on the Pavilion at EpiCentre stage. Alive
After Five attendees will have the opportunity to mingle, take
pictures and get autographs as well as win prizes such as Bobcats t-
shirts, cozies and more. Two lucky fans will walk away with Bismack
Biyombo and Kemba Walker autographed basketballs.
Standing 6'9" with a 7'7" wingspan, Bismack Biyombo was one of the
most impressive physical specimens in the 2011 NBA Draft. A native of
the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa, Biyombo was
selected with the 7th pick in the draft by the Bobcats. Biyombo played
professionally in Spain last season where he averaged 7.05 points,
5.75 rebounds and 1.9 blocks-per-game while splitting time between
Illescas and Fuenlabrada.
Kemba Walker comes to the Bobcats after three successful seasons as
point guard for the University of Connecticut. As a junior, Walker led
the Huskies to 2011 NCAA championship while averaging 23.5 points, 5.4
rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals-per-game. Known of his
explosiveness, Walker was named a consensus first-team All-American
and won the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the nation's top point
guard, prior to being selected 9th overall by the Bobcats
Taking the Bud Light Stage at Alive After Five tomorrow night is the
ultimate tribute to Led Zeppelin – Zoso. Alive After Five is
Charlotte's summertime tradition, taking place every Thursday
afternoon at 5 p.m. on the rooftop Pavilion at EpiCentre, located at
210 E Trade Street in the heart of uptown Charlotte.
Alive After Five is how Charlotte kick-starts the weekend in style! As
the city's largest weekly happy hour and free entertainment
celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for friends and
co-workers to gather and unwind, while enjoying great live music,
tasty beverages, including a variety of local and specialty wines, all
in a fun, casual environment. With its prominent location, close to
other great restaurants, bars and shopping, Alive After Five is the
launching pad for Charlotte's nightlife and entertainment.