Meet Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker June 30 at EpiCentre

Last Thursday night, Charlotte Bobcats fans got a glimpse of the 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. @AliveAfter5