Mbaha Moute Settles On Four

Down at Montverde Academy Luc Richard Mbaha Moute has narrowed his college focus to four schools. The small forward from Cameroon is smack in the middle of his official visit process.

Luc Richard Mbaha Moute, a 6-foot-7 small forward out of Montverde Academy via Cameroon, has narrowed his college choices to four schools. According to Kevin Sutton, the head coach at Montverde, Mbaha Moute (pronounced Ba-ha Moo-te) has already visited UCLA and Virginia Tech. South Carolina takes its shot this weekend and Georgia closes out the process on October 22.

Mbaha Moute's recruiting is majestic and that's fitting seeing that he comes from royalty.

"He's the prince of his village," Sutton said. "In his village, within his tribe in Cameroon, he's the prince. His father is the king. It's not primitive, it's just a collection of people and it's a village. His father is like the mayor."

Since the spring, Mbaha Moute has made strides with his game. He played in limited action this summer on the AAU circuit, electing to do more individual work that traveling team events.

"He's got a tremendous work ethic. When he was up at Nike, the proverbial light went on. He got a lot of confidence when he played up there. His talent improved because he didn't play AAU. He took two summer courses and got an A in one class and a B in the other one.

"He worked out from 3:30 to 5:30 and took his second class at nighttime. That's the reason he improved so much in a short amount of time. He went to Nike, came back here and worked on his deficiencies."

Mbaha Moute is an attractive recruit because of his ability to play multiple positions. He projects as a solid defender and excellent mid-range shooter.


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