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Luc Richard Mbah A Moute Report
Jorker Lerander
February 14, 2006
 
Strengths: href=/profile//> Luc href=/profile//> Richard href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> raw href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> (considering href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> experience href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> organized href=/profile//> basketball) href=/profile//> whose href=/profile//> development href=/profile//> curve href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> extremely href=/profile//> impressive, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> attested href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> freshman href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> First href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> all, href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> 6'7", href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> averages href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> 8.6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> thanks href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> combination href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> wingspan, href=/profile//> determination href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> aggressiveness. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> great, href=/profile//> athlete href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> exceptionally href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> size. href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> mind href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dirty href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> banging href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bigs href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> attempt href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pursue href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> double-digit href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> games, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> freshman, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> height. href=/profile//> Offensively, href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> mainly href=/profile//> puts href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> through href=/profile//> putbacks, href=/profile//> dunks href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> shots, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> slowly href=/profile//> trying href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> expand href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> spatters href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> pointers href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> then. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> shoots href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> 72.5% href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> line href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> Defensively, href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> quickness, href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> arms href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> body href=/profile//> build, href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 224 href=/profile//> lbs., href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> position. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> averages href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> steal href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> block href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> currently. href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> 180 href=/profile//> lbs. href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> approximately href=/profile//> 44 href=/profile//> lbs., href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> testament href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> ethic. href=/profile//> Also, href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> projected href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> level, href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> possible href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> versatile href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> develops href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> aspects href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> more. href=/profile//> Really href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> improve. href=/profile//>

Weaknesses: href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> raw href=/profile//> player. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> polished href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> yet, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> evidenced href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> jumpshot href=/profile//> (although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> developing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> stroke). href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> post href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> speak href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> Currently href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Ben href=/profile//> Howland href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> asking href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> rebounder href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> defender href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> responded href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> sometimes href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> trouble. href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> defensively href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> arms href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> instincts href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> turn href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> yet. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> main href=/profile//> problem href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA? href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> power href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> height href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> build href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> Thankfully, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> brought href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> transition href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> painful. href=/profile//>

Competition: href=/profile//>
Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Pac-10 href=/profile//> conference, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> mostly href=/profile//> produces href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> share href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> NBA-caliber href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> men, href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Leon href=/profile//> Powe, href=/profile//> Matt href=/profile//> Haryasz href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> perhaps href=/profile//> Sasa href=/profile//> Cuic. href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> adjustment href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> PF href=/profile//> position, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> 10-3 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 20-5 href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> report. href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> done href=/profile//> extremely href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> doubt href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> that. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> numbers, href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Matt href=/profile//> Haryasz href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Stanford, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 3-10 href=/profile//> shooting. href=/profile//> Had href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Oregon. href=/profile//>

Outlook: href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> utmost href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> (perhaps href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> more) href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hone href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> progress, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> raw href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> maximize href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> potential. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> prowess href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> caught href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> eye href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> scouts href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> freshman href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> doubt href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> potentially href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> material href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> near href=/profile//> future, href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> height. href=/profile//>

Comments: href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> Mbah href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Moute href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> sort href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> scrapper, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> impact href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> resort href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> SF href=/profile//> type href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> comparison href=/profile//> perhaps href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> Eduardo href=/profile//> Najera href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> point.

Facts: href=/profile//> Is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> "Prince", href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> father href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> king href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> native href=/profile//> Cameroon. href=/profile//> Played href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Montverde href=/profile//> Academy href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school.
 
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