The American basketball player, who became famous for his performances in the NBA in the mid-2010s, the world champion in the US national team, signed a two-month agreement with CSKA in October amid an epidemic of injuries in the front line of the Army Men. Manimal arrived in Moscow after a pause in his career and a short period in the Puerto Rican championship, took part in 11 games, averaging 9.1 minutes on the floor, 2.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
In red-and-blue colors, Kenneth proved himself to be a real professional. He accepted the support role without objection, worked hard, focused entirely on adapting to the team's system and became one of the key elements that allowed the team to get through the difficult period. Kenneth proved himself to be a skillful, experienced, responsible player, and an excellent teammate. We are grateful to Manimal for his help, positive energy, and contribution to our success. We hope that at CSKA he was able to restart his career, to feel the taste of high-level basketball. We sincerely wish Kenneth health and good luck in the next stage of his life!
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We thank Kenneth for his dedication, commitment, the energy he brought. It took a little time for him to make certain adjustments but he definitely became a part of our team. We wish him the best. It is always a privilege to get know and to work with such a character and player.
Thank you for having me, it was amazing - the organization, coaches and people of CSKA Moscow. I wish I could have stayed the whole season but it’s a business and I understand that! The team is healthy, it will continue to grow and get better, I’m sure, but who knows what the future may hold, I pray and wish the best for everyone! Spasibo! Go Red-Blue Army!