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Camp Members Named

The list of players selected for the Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp, held this summer in Cameroon, have been announced for the cities of Yaounde and Douala. The names of players who have been selected from the northern region of the country will be posted soon.

Yaounde

Dingba Samuel
Yangue Frank
Munyutu Mvuh Idriss
Kome Arnold
Nnoko Landry Christ
Tcheuwa Nkamaha Kevin
Nguidjol Jean Victor
Ndam Djitoyap Yvonn Daniel
Metila Onana David Rene
Moute a Bidias Roger Duclos
Mouaha Siewe Adrien
Bakinde Arthur
Ntamack Hans Thibault
Mbog Jaques Steve
Ndinga Ondoua Pierre Gael
Noah Ndzana Germain Arnaud
Kum Chute Iwiye
Ayangma Stephane
Oba Elle Raoul Herve
Tsangue Cedric
Tchiengang Tankouo William Steve
Mvondo Essogo Paulin
Tselan Etou Luc Junior
Owona Mboundji Lionel A.
Bessala Fernand
Minyangadou Madolla Steve herve
Ibaka Junior
Ahmed Saliwou
Effi Leonar
Tankoua Pierre
Njependa Franck
Yegha gor Ernest

Douala

Tchadjeu Siakam Pascal Pierre
Azangue Drevet Arnold
Mbogtam Nolba Moise
Ngassa Eric
Tchamda Brice Maximilien
Bassaga Ahoama Eddy
Sewa Ingrid
Mfon Mouchili
Mbogol Binde Wilfried
Pola Kamdem Dallas
Yana Jean Pierre

 

Grand Nord

Soussia Lassou
Richard Mbainadji
Hamadou Lamine
Diya Pierre
Abdoul Latif
Wankak Sorai Horokbe
Azaria Souloukna

Undefeated in 2010

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and the Milwaukee Bucks had no trouble racking up another win on Tuesday night, downing the struggling New Jersey Nets, 98-76.

No. 12 played a mere 18 minutes in the victory, which saw Milwaukee jump out to an early lead and gradually grow it over the course of the contest.

Milwaukee maintained a perfect 2-0 record in the new decade.

PLAY OF THE GAME
For the second straight outing, Luc found himself highlighted in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel‘s « Play of the Game. » As reported by Charles F. Gardner:

Early in the third quarter, Bucks guard Brandon Jennings drove the baseline and found Luc Richard Mbah a Moute with a nice underhanded flip pass that Mbah a Moute took to the rim for a dunk and a 64-50 lead.

RELATED STORIES
Tuesday game report: Bucks at Nets (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jan. 5, 2009)
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/80763882.html

 

Luc Shuts Down Durant

When the Milwaukee Bucks needed someone to stop one of the NBA’s young, talented offensive stars, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute answered the call.

Luc defends Kevin Durant (Getty Images).
Luc was instrumental in all but stopping Kevin Durant late in Milwaukee’s win over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder (Getty Images).

Luc was put on Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant during the final seconds of regulation on Saturday, and with 4.8 seconds to go in the game, used Milwaukee’s one foul-to-give to force the Thunder into an in-bounds pass.

On the next possession, Luc and teammate Hakim Warrick « blanketed Durant and forced him to take a long, off-balance shot, » according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And in overtime, it was more of the same, prompting the Journal-Sentinel’s Charles F. Gardner to name Luc his player of the game.

Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute helped limit Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant to 10 points in the second half and overtime. Durant had only four points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Bucks defense limited the Thunder to 24 points in the final 17 minutes.

The Bucks went on to win in overtime, 103-97, and Luc finished with six points, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 38 minutes. No. 12’s defense on Durant earned some serious recognition from the opposing team and the newspapers that cover it. As reported by The Oklahoman:

Durant went 2-for-6 in the fourth quarter and overtime, leaving his teammates to figure out how to compensate for offensive production that they’ve come to count on.

Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute, an unheralded but up-and-coming man-to-man defender, wore out Durant with his length, strength and commitment on screens.

« Luc did a good job of putting a body on Kevin,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. « He just wore Kevin out at the end. I think he was a little fatigued. I probably could have done a better job of giving him a minute or two of rest longer in the fourth quarter.”

RELATED STORIES
Milwaukee Bucks top Thunder in overtime (The Oklahoman, Jan. 3, 2010)
http://newsok.com/streak-stops-here/article/3429428
Saturday game report: Bucks vs. Thunder (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jan. 3, 2010)
http://newsok.com/streak-stops-here/article/3429428

 

Luc Starts, but Bucks Fall

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute replaced Carlos Delfino in the Bucks starting lineup, but it didn’t stop Milwaukee from suffering a blowout loss in its final game of 2009.


Luc dunking on Orlando’s Dwight Howard (Getty Images).

No. 12 finished with eight points, five rebounds, a steal and an assist in 31 minutes as Milwaukee fell, 117-92, to the Orlando Magic, and his presence in the lineup was greeting with gratitude from the Bucks blog, Brew Hoop:

Luc starts. I’ve been whining about Mbah a Moute not starting for a little while now–not that I was the only one. So I’m pleased to report Skiles came to his senses and benched Delfino for the first time this season, the only lineup change following the horrible first half in Charlotte. Not a fantastic night or anything from Mbah a Moute, but the Bucks’ starting five did their job, staking the Bucks to an early lead that they maintained throughout the half.

CONTRIBUTIONS AGAINST CHARLOTTE
It was the second straight game that Luc logged significant minutes — in Milwaukee’s 94-84 loss to Charlotte days earlier, he played 36 minutes, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 boards. His presence and attitude were worth noting, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Mbah a Moute…said the Bucks need to do whatever it takes to stop their current slide.

« We’ve got to try harder, » Mbah a Moute said. « Guys have got to give a little more. If you get tired after the game, you’ve got to get exhausted now. That’s what it will take to come back from this. »

RELATED STORIES
Bobcats 94, Bucks 84: Starters Sit After fizzling (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec. 27, 2009)
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/80245242.html
Recap: Magic 117, Bucks 92 (Brew Hoop, Dec. 31, 2009)
http://www.brewhoop.com/2009/12/31/1227488/recap-magic-117-bucks-92

 

A Defender Is Needed

You can’t overstate the importance of a lockdown defender in the NBA.

That was the message that Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles was sharing on Wednesday in regard to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, his team’s best defender. Until recently, No. 12 had been coming off the bench, but Skiles has decided to replace Carlos Defino in the starting lineup with Luc to up Milwaukee’s defensive intensity.

But where does that leave the Bucks right now as they try to get back on a winning path after going 3-11 during a dismal December?

It has coach Scott Skiles doing some lineup juggling, particularly at the forward spots. Mbah a Moute returned to the starting lineup at small forward Wednesday and had eight points and five rebounds while playing 31 minutes in the Bucks’ 117-92 loss to the Orlando Magic.

As Skiles went on to explain the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Luc is seen as a critical part of solving Milwaukee’s ongoing defensive puzzle.

Skiles wanted Mbah a Moute’s defensive ability to match against Magic star Vince Carter, who turned in a sterling performance with 25 points.

And that ability could keep Mbah a Moute in the lineup as the Bucks prepare to face hot-shooting Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night at the Bradley Center.

NEXT UP
Luc and the Bucks will look to take down Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 2nd.

RELATED STORIES
Good Time to Move Forward (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec. 31, 2009)
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/80452872.html