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Dikembe Mutombo’s nephew commits to Florida State

FSU landed rising three-star small forward Mfiondu Kabengele, who plays at Don Bosco Prep School in Indiana, on Wednesday. (Photo: Don Bosco Prep (IN))

FSU landed rising three-star small forward Mfiondu Kabengele, who plays at Don Bosco Prep School in Indiana, on Wednesday. (Photo: Don Bosco Prep (IN))

The Florida State men’s basketball team has added another member to its already Top 10 recruiting class for 2016, but this player is from an elite NBA bloodline.

Rising three-star forward Mfiondu Kabengele (6-8, 230), the nephew of Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo, announced his pledge to join the Seminoles on Wednesday.

Kabengele plays at Don Bosco Prep School in Illinois, and chose FSU ahead of Boston College with additional scholarship offers from Georgia, Binghamton, Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure. He visited the FSU campus in January.

Kabengele’s mother is a sister of Mutumbo, who entered the Hall in 2015 and is widely known for his humanitarian work outside of basketball.

Kabengele is ranked as a Top 10 player in the state of Illinois, and the 51st best small forward in the country, according to 247Sports.

The Seminoles already have three members of its 2016 class that signed to play with the school last November, headlined by the nation’s top small forward Jonathan Isaac from Bradenton IMG Academy. Dynamic four-star guards Trent Forrest (Chipley) and C.J. Walker (Indianapolis) round out the class.

The Seminoles’ 2016 class is fifth in the ACC, and 10th in the country, according to 247Sports composite team rankings.

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