Mbah a Moute Camp

Basketball Camp Zimbabwe 2018

Basketball Camp Zimbabwe 2018

For the second year in a row, Luc Mbah a Moute is in Zimbabwe for three days, from August 17 to 19, 2018, this time with his friend Trevor Ariza. A camp that will allow 50 young people to be noticed on the basketball courts.

“We hope we will be able to select one or two players. I think there is talent and some young kids just need to be given a chance like I was given to get a scholarship on basketball,”

An event organized by iBelieve sports academy in partnership with Fundamentally Astute Athletics.

Luc Mbah a Moute Camp 2017 : first in Zimbabwe !

Luc Mbah a Moute Camp 2017 : first in Zimbabwe !

Luc Mbah a Moute traveled to Zimbabwe from June 23 to 25 for his annual basketball camp, which he has been doing since 2010. The previous editions used to be organized in Cameroon, but this year the camp was held in Zimbabwe.

During his stay, Luc trained, advised, and coached 50 pre-selected athletes from the Eaglesvale Senior School. An opportunity for them to open the doors of professionalism.

An event organized by the iBelieve Sports Academy in partnership with Fundamentally Astute Athletics.

 

 

@lucmbahamoute mobbed by reporters at the airport upon his arrival in Zimbabwe! #LucMbahAMouteBasketballCamp

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@lucmbahamoute Basketball Camp in Zimbabwe 2017! #dunkcontest winning dunk! Jr in High School. @coachdeloatch @ibelievesportsacademy

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Donations to the orphanage Foyer Saint Teresa of childhood

Donations to the orphanage Foyer Saint Teresa of childhood

As every year, Luc Mbah a Moute during the organizing basketball camps in Cameroon, distributes a multitude of gifts, especially in orphanages. This year, it is the young children of the Home of St. Therese who had the pleasure to receive food and presents from Luc Mbah a Moute.

 

 

Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp 2015: the pics!

Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp 2015: the pics!

The 2015 edition of Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp has finished last Tuesday. Another success with 83 selected basketball players, including 22 girls aged 13-17 years and from Bafoussam (West), Bamenda in the North West of Buea (Southwest) Douala in the Littoral region and Yaoundé (Central and South), attended the camp for three days.

Here are some pics from the event!

List of nominees for the Mbah a Moute Camp 2015

List of nominees for the Mbah a Moute Camp 2015

After presets that took place there a few days, here are the young people selected for the Luc Mbah a Moute Camp 2015, which will take place from 26 to 28 June at Palais Polyvalent des Sports de Yaoundé. Congratulations to you all!

 

Boys

U 18

LYLEE CEDRIC

EKANI ESSALA

FOKOU JOEL

NOUDEL EMMANUEL

DJAOMANWE

EBANDA PASCAL

HELL MAKONG

ABESSOLO AMBOMO ALEXANDRE

NDJITCHOUA AXEL

BABAGNAK EDWIN

MIAFFO JOSEPH

NGADJIO YANN

GUIMDO LEVI

YEYAP LOUIS

DJONTU MBA

MOUAHA ARSENE

LIKWAL LIKWAL

KOUROUNGOU

TCHEMI

NKEMENI LOIC

TEUKAM FRANCK

MATJE SERGE

EDJENGUELE

YASSI BOLIVON

DIFFOUO BORIS

NDJOG ELONG

TUENO

IKOUME J.H.

SIMO LOIC

MEYNARD MARC

BESSE MARC OLIVIER

NGUIDJOL GEORGE

PEMBOURA CAMILLE

TCHEWA TCHAMADEU RUSSEL

MVOGO ANTHONY

YOUMBI TAGNI CONSTANT

BIYOUMA JULIEN

TCHAMWA JONATHAN

LOE YVAN

NGOUMOU OWEN

NOMBOT NDENGUE BRANDON

SIMO KAMGA GHISLAIN

AHOUME JEAN CALVIN

HAPPI CELESTIN

ACHERE CHRIS NOEL

DINAMOU OUSMAN

BADANGO KLAUS CURIE

BELAL MANA

NGRASSOU PATRICK

CHI KIBENG

NJOYA OUSMAN

BILONG NYOUNG GHISLAIN

U 14

WEZIEH FRU DARIUS YVAN

ITEM MOMNOUKI VALDEZ

TEKEU LURIS JORDAN

SIDZE FRANCK EMMANUEL

NDJICKI JOSEPH NATHAN

WEZIEH MONGU STEVE

BONKIYAN PAUL

DZEMO LOUIS

 

Girls

NOGUE NOELLE

NYTSAMENNE MARYVONNE

MELONE STEPHANIE

ONGBAGNAMEN ENGUEL FLORE

FADIMATOU AMADOU SASHA

TOUKO SANDRINE

ONGOLO ORIANE JOSEPHA

ONANA LINE

OWONA LEONIE

NGOMANG MINKA MARIE

WOUNTSA MICHELLE

CORINE SEN ANDREW LAFLEUR

DONMEZA NANMETIO MANUELLA

NDULA EUGENA

EFUFFA TONGA

AMOUGOU SUZANNE

SOKOUDJOU MICHELLE

LUYA SAMIRA

NYINKEU CAROLE

KINYUY QUINTA

SAHFE STEPHANIE

YORONDI KAIMISSINA EMELINE

Visit to the Embassy of the United States in Yaounde

Visit to the Embassy of the United States in Yaounde

On May 21, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza hosted a dinner in honor of Luc Mbah a Moute, for his outstanding achievements, leadership and dedication in helping the cameroonian youth through sport.

Great time at the US ambassador's residence in Yaounde thursday night… Had a blast! Great things ahead!

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On May 21, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza hosted a dinner in honor of Luc Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian NBA basketball player…

Posted by U.S. Embassy Yaounde on vendredi 22 mai 2015

Luc is in Cameroon for the 2015 edition of the Mbah a Moute Camp!

Luc is in Cameroon for the 2015 edition of the Mbah a Moute Camp!

Luc Mbah a Moute arrived on Thursday, May 7th to Cameroon, to international airport of Douala to attend the tour of the preselections of the new edition of Mbah a Moute Camp.

Before his departure for Buéa, Luc granted at first an interview to Alex Lembé of Canal 2, then went to the Catholic University of Buéa where waited for him a solemn reception on behalf of the Vice-chancellor, of the teaching profession and of the students of the University. A brotherly moment and of sharing between Luc and the students.

Luc visited the campus of the Catholic University of Buéa and then was engaged in the game of the questions/answers with the students, before an exchange of presents.

Luc met after with many media attended the ceremony.

Finally, Luc went for a courtesy visit to the Governor of the South West Region, Mr. Okalia Bilai.

Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp 2015 : preset program

Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp 2015 : preset program

The 2015 edition of Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp is brewing. Here are the dates of the next presets to be held in Cameroon:

Saturday, May 9: Buea Molyko Complex

Sunday, May 10: Douala

Saturday, May 16: Bamenda

Sunday, May 17: Bafoussam Multisports Complex in the Urban Community (the Lawn)

Sunday, May 24: Yaounde INJS

For more information about this edition and previous, go to the website www.mbahamoutecamp.info

Luc’s Visit at the Orphanage “The Centers of Hope”

Luc’s Visit at the Orphanage “The Centers of Hope”

When Luc went back to Cameroon this summer, after his annual Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp, he made a stop at the Orphanage of Yaounde called “The centers of Hope”, to make donations for the children. The event was rich in emotion.

Luc’s Visit at the Orphanage

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Luc’s Visit at the Orphanage-3

Luc Mbah a Moute’s Basketball Camp 2014

Luc Mbah a Moute’s Basketball Camp 2014

The 4th Edition of LMAM’s Basketball Camp took place last weekend in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This event takes place every year during summer, it allows young Cameroonians to show their talent and get some preparation for the NBA’s Basketball without Borders’ selection.

 

Camper Picks KU

One of the initial standouts at Luc Mbah a Moute’s annual basketball camp in Cameroon is headed to one of the biggest college hoops programs in the nation.

Seven-footer Joel Embiid, who participated in the Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp in Cameroon just two years ago at the age of 16, signed on Thursday to play college ball at the University of Kansas. After announcing his intention, Embiid thanked Luc for helping him gain more info about the program through contact with NBA players.

« When I was visiting schools I wanted to go and see what they got, » Embiid said. « After my visit I knew that Kansas was good. Luc talked to some people in the NBA and they said that the player development was good at Kansas. »

When Embiid attended the camp in 2010, Luc saw potential in him immediately. After the big man starred there and as a representative of Cameroon at the Basketball Without Borders camp, he earned a scholarship to play high school basketball at a private school in the United States.

Upon moving to the U.S. last year Embiid played at Luc’s alma-mater, Montverde Academy. He transferred this summer from Montverde to The Rock School in Gainesville and has been impressing scouts in early season play. Kansas coach Bill Self lauded Embiid’s potential in a release from the school.

“He, in my opinion, has a chance to be as good as any big guy we’ve recruited. He’s long, has touch. He is literally just getting started. His potential is untapped. I think he’s just now starting to figure it out and get confidence. The way we play, we can move him around and he made me a much better coach when he put his name on the dotted line.”

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Africa’s Hoop Dreams

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is always cognizant of his roots.

So when opportunities present themselves for Luc to return to Africa and participate in outreach programs with charitable organizations, he always jumps at the chance.


Luc was a counselor at Basketball Without Borders Africa for the third straight year.

Late last month Luc made the trip over to Africa with several other NBA players as part of Basketball Without Borders, for a camp in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was at the same camp back in 2003 that Luc was discovered by counselors. He still remembers the experience vividly, his first opportunity to meet Dikembe Mutombo and Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje, the NBA’s first Cameroonian player, as he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in a recent interview.

« The closest I got to the NBA was getting up at 3 a.m. to watch games on TV. When I came to this camp and met Dikembe Mutombo, it was a dream come true. Not only could you see it, but feel it and live it, » he said.  « They were Africans, just like me. That had a big impact. »

Through his showing at that camp back in 2003, Luc earned a scholarship to play high school basketball in Florida. He went on to UCLA and then the NBA and became one of the faces of the program and the continent’s basketball potential. Since becoming a NBA player, Luc has returned to Africa every year to take part in the camp as a counselor.

Among those who joined him this time around were C.J. Watson of the Brooklyn Nets, Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls and four members of the Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Collison, Cole Aldrich, Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha. Deng, Ibaka and Sefolosha all have ties to Africa and Luc told the Journal-Sentinel that meeting players that come from where they did is important to the campers.

« It means a lot for these kids to see that many African players in the NBA, » Mbah a Moute said. « It raises the level of hope for those kids. »

The 2012 edition of the camp featured 60 African players and while the counselors took the players through plenty of drills and organized games, they also sat them down and talked to each of the campers about life and their options going forward.

« The one question I get asked is what’s up after this camp for them, » Luc said. « The most important thing they learn at this camp is not about basketball. It’s about life skills. »

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The Top Five at Camp

The following players were selected at the five best at Luc’s recent basketball camp in Cameroon:

NOAH NDZANA GERMAIN
MBALLA MENDZANA BENOIT
EMBIID JOEL
TCHIENGANG TANKOUO WILLIAM
MOUSTAPHA ARAFAT

Congratulations to these five, and to all of the participants of the camp.