Chat with UCLA's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
|UCLA's Luc Mbah a Moute is looking to lead UCLA to another Final Four run.|
Mbah a Moute was among ESPN.com's Impact 25, a list of 25 players, administrators and coaches that will be in the news this season. Mbah a Moute is one of nine returning players that made the list. You can also rank ESPN.com's Impact 25 teams.
The Bruins' impressive run last season ended in a 73-57 loss to Florida in the national championship game. UCLA finished with a 32-7 record. Mbah a Moute was a key component to UCLA's postseason charge. In six games in the tournament, he averaged 10.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. In the Bruins' 59-45 Final Four win over LSU, Mbah a Moute scored 17 points to go with his nine rebounds.
For the season, Mbah a Moute scored 9.1 points per game, starting 38 of the 39 games in which he played. He shot over 53% from the field, while pulling in over eight rebounds a game.
Mbah a Moute and the Bruins open the season November 15 at home against BYU. UCLA plays in the Maui Invitational from November 20-22. For more on UCLA athletics, check out the Bruins' home page.
Send your questions and comments now and join Mbah a Moute in chat at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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