The Skyenga Points Tracker Series Is Back, By Way Of A Thunderous Slam

Its back! The Skyenga Point Tracker Series is finally making its return. After almost 10 months of not passing anyone on the Cavaliers All-Time Scoring List, Christian Eyenga moved past someone last night. In the last 10 months, Eyenga has actually moved down from 156th place to 159th place as Alonzo Gee, Kyrie Irving and Samardo Samuels have all passed him up.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Christian Eyenga, left, from the Republic of  Congo, dunks on Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova, from Turkey, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Cleveland.
But last night, with a resounding slam dunk, Skyenga is officially back climbing the mountain. He only scored 2 points last night, but that now gives him 311 career points in 48 games (6.5 ppg).

Rank     Player                        Years                         G     Pts     PPG

158   Christian Eyenga   2010-11 thru 2011-12    48     311   6.5
159   DeSagana Diop     2001-02 thru 2004-05    193   310   1.6

That puts him one point ahead of the legendary DeSagana Diop. Yes that DeSagana Diop, the 8th overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft out of Oak Hill Academy. Diop was selected ahead of Joe Johnson (10th), Richard Jefferson (13th), Troy Murphy (14th) and Zach Randolph (19th) among others. Diop has somehow managed to last 10 years (and counting) in the NBA. He has never scored more than 226 points in any season, and his career high scoring average is 2.9 ppg in 2007-08; a season he split between the Mavericks and Nets.

Orlando Magic's Ryan Anderson,rear, dunks on Charlotte Bobcats' DeSagana Diop (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. , Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. The Magic won 100-79.
For the Cavaliers, Diop played 193 games scoring 310 points (1.6 ppg) over 4 uneventful seasons. In those 193 games, he started 5 and scored in double figures only once, on November 23, 2002 against the Hornets (10 points on 4-4 from the field and 2-3 from the free throw line). Hopefully we are able to continue checking in as Skyenga keeps on climbing. With 15 points he can pass 5 more players, so there should be plenty of movement in the next few games. Stay tuned!

Dave Wooley is the Statman for StepienRules.com, fan of all Cleveland and Ohio State sports, and also holds the title of President in both the Blake Costanzo and Christian Skyenga Fan Clubs.  Follow Dave on Twitter (@dwooley81) on by clicking here.

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