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La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket

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La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket

/ 05:07 PM September 11, 2017

Photo from Fiba.com

Ben Mbala may have missed La Salle’s win over Far Eastern University on Sunday, but the reigning UAAP MVP is still flexing his muscles in a different basketball stage.

The 22-year-old Mbala is leading his home country Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket in Tunisia.

Mbala is leading the way for Cameroon, which advanced to the quarterfinals. The 6-foot-7  Mbala is averaging 18.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.

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In his last outing, Mbala posted 16 points and 15 rebounds in an 81-77 victory over Rwanda.

The 22-year-old Mbala and the rest of the team face a tall order in the quarterfinals as they take on reigning champion Nigeria on Thursday.

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TAGS: 2017 Fiba Afrobasket, Ben Mbala, Cameroon, La Salle Green Archers
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