November 14, 2006
Everyone loves this story. A freshman from halfway around the world with a smile as big as Pauley Pavilion itself does all of the little things which help UCLA to their first final four in over a decade. The effort, the hustle, the unlikely innate understanding of the game; it's not difficult to understand why he's the most popular player on the team, has legions of coeds and males alike wearing his name on t-shirts at games and has been a fan favorite from the moment he donned those four letters on his chest.
As the leading returning rebounder in the Pac-10, and the best interior defender this side of Greg Oden, Prince Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will once again be the glue which holds his Bruin team together.
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