Luc Mbah A Moute
High School: Monteverde Academy (FL)
Years Pro: 4 years
Drafted: By the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round of the 2008 NBA Draft (37th overall)
PERSONAL ... Born in Yaounde, Cameroon ... is the prince in his village of Bafia (Bia Messe) in Cameroon ... last name is pronounced "BAH-ah-MOO-tay" ... has five brothers and three sisters ... likes to eat chicken, pasta and fruit before games ... working on starting a foundation aimed at fighting poverty and giving educational opportunities to children in Africa ... traveled to Senegal in August 2010, along with then-assistant coach Kelvin Sampson, to assist with the NBA's Basketball Without Borders camp ... again participated in Basketball Without Borders Africa this offseason, when he travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa with a contingent of NBA players and coaches including Bucks assistant coach Jim Boylan ... was a camper at the inaugural Basketball Without Borders Africa camp in 2003 ... when he's not playing basketball, he enjoys watching TV, playing video games and talking to friends and family from back home ... says he's learning how to play the guitar ... lists his father, Mr. Camille Moute a Bidias, as the person he most admires ... in addition to basketball, he also enjoys watching soccer, football and tennis ... would one day like to meet Nelson Mandela ... if he had to pick his own NBA team colors, he would pick green, red and yellow ... is on Twitter as @Mbahamoute.
2012-13 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Appeared in 57 games for the Bucks, averaging 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest … missed the first 14 games of the season while rehabbing from offseason knee surgery, and sat an additional 10 games due to a sore knee (2/6), sprained toe (3/12-24) and illness (4/1) … scored in double figures 12 times, including a season-high 20 points in Milwaukee's overtime win at Boston on Dec. 21 … reached double-figures in rebounding once – a 10-point/10-rebound double-double vs. Indiana on Dec. 18 … handed out a career-high six assists on Dec. 14 at Cleveland.
2011-12 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 43 games for the Bucks (22 starts) ... averaged career highs in scoring (7.7 ppg) and field goal percentage (.510), along with 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game ... missed 20 games due to injury (19 due to tendonitis and soreness in his right knee and one due to left shoulder pain) ... averaged 8.1 points and 5.5 rebounds as a starter, with Milwaukee going 12-10 in those games ... scored in double figures 10 times and topped 20 points twice (the Bucks were 9-1 when Mbah a Moute tallied 10+ points) ... had three double-doubles ... swiped a season-high four steals at Atlanta on 3/2 ... tallied a career-high 22 points to go with a season-high 17 rebounds on 3/16 at Golden State.
PRO CAREER ... 2010-11: Appeared in 79 games (52 starts) and averaged 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game … recorded a career-high 19 rebounds along with 15 points on 6-12 from the field and a season-high five assists in 41 minutes at Golden State on 2/3 … tallied a season-high 19 points on 8-13 shooting, seven rebounds and two steals against Boston on 3/6 … matched his season-high with 19 points, including a career-high 13 free throws, as well as eight rebounds, three steals and a career-high-tying three blocks against New York on 3/20 … tied his career-high with five steals and added 14 points, 12 rebounds and three assists against Philadelphia on 3/12 … swiped four steals against Chicago on 2/26 … recorded 10 points and 15 rebounds at Indiana on 11/5 … tallied 10 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes against Toronto on 2/8 … recorded 14 points, 12 rebounds and three steals at Miami on 4/6 … recorded a career-high eight double-doubles and 25 games with double-digit scoring … led the Bucks in rebounding 11 times, steals 17 times and blocks six times … from 3/16 through 3/28, recorded a career-high seven consecutive games with double-digit scoring … played in his 200th career game on 1/31 at the Los Angeles Clippers … missed one game on 10/27 with a right ankle injury and two games from 3/1-3/4 with flu-like symptoms and a stomach virus … 2009-10: Appeared in 73 games (62 starts) in his second season in the NBA ... averaged 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds with a career-best 48.0 field goal percentage (previous 46.2) ... led the team in rebounding nine times, steals 13 times and blocks 10 times ... produced four double-doubles and 17 games in double-digit scoring ... grabbed a season-best 12 rebounds with eight points on 11/14 against Golden State ... recorded 16 points with four rebounds, two steals and a block against Toronto on 12/9 ... scored 14 points on 5-5 field goals against Sacramento on 12/19 ... registered 15 points with eight rebounds on 1/18 at Houston ... tallied 16 points with six rebounds, two steals and two blocks at New York on 2/5 ... scored a season-best 18 points with 11 boards on 2/6 against Indiana ... equaled his season-high in rebounds with 12 and eight points (4-4 FGs) on 2/10 at New Jersey ... matched his season-high with 18 points while adding eight rebounds against Houston on 2/17 ... registered a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds at New York on 2/22 ... had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds on 2/24 against New Orleans ... notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards on 3/6 against Cleveland ... tallied 13 points with nine rebounds at Philadelphia on 4/9 ... missed nine games from 11/18-12/2 due to a left foot sprain ... on the Inactive List for seven games ... 2008-09: Appeared in all 82 games (52 starts) as a rookie and averaged 25.8 minutes … ranked 16th among rookies with 7.2 points, fifth with 5.9 rebounds, fourth with 1.1 steals and 10th with 25.8 minutes … led the team in blocks 27 times, steals a team-high 23 times, rebounds 14 times and scored in double figures 25 times … had 10 games of 10+ rebounds and four double-doubles … made his professional debut on 10/28 at Chicago and finished with six points, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block … netted 17 points on 8-10 shooting to go along with six boards 11/5 against Washington … scored 19 points to go along with 17 rebounds on 11/14 at Memphis … swiped four steals at L.A. Lakers on 12/7 … scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds at New York on 12/19 … recorded 16 points on 6-8 shooting with six boards and a career-high three blocks at Sacramento on 1/16 … snagged four steals at Indiana on 1/28 … scored eight points and added 11 rebounds against Indiana on 2/11 … tallied a career-high 21 points (7-8 FGs) while adding 11 rebounds at Chicago on 3/6 ... scored 10 points to go along with four rebounds, three steals and two assists on 4/11 against Oklahoma City ... closed out the season with 19 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal at Indiana on 4/15.
PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (7 games, 7 starts) ... 2010: Averaged 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent from the floor ... averaged 25.4 minutes while starting all seven of Milwaukee's playoff games against Atlanta ... scored 12 points to go with five rebounds on 4/24 against Atlanta ... tallied 13 points with six rebounds on 5/2 at Atlanta.
COLLEGE ... 2007-08: Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team honors ... Averaged 8.8 points and 6.0 rebounds (tied for 11th in the Pac-10) during his junior season at UCLA ... missed six games due to a variety of injuries ... scored in double figures 12 times ... posted seven double-doubles ... registered a season-high 21 points on 7-10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Davidson ... tallied 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds at Michigan ... recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Stanford and 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Cal in back-to-back games ... led team with 14 points and seven rebounds vs. Texas ... tallied 13 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high three steals vs. Xavier in the Regional Finals of the NCAA Tournament ... notched a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds vs. Memphis in the Final Four ... 2006-07: Averaged 8.2 points and a team-high 7.4 rebounds (ranked seventh in the Pac-10) during his sophomore season ... also ranked third in the league in steals (1.7 spg) ... started all 35 games he played, missing just one contest due to a sprained right knee ... scored in double figures 13 times and registered four double-doubles ... opened the season by scoring a career-high 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds vs. BYU ... shot 8-12 from the field on his way to 18 points vs. Kentucky in the Maui Invitational ... tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and four steals vs. Oregon ... pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Arizona State ... grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds vs. Indiana in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... 2005-06: Averaged 9.1 points and 8.2 rebounds ... started 38 of 39 games ... posted eight double-doubles ... recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds at Oregon and registered 14 points and 10 rebounds in the re-match ... tallied 12 points and 9 rebounds at Stanford ... pulled down a season-high-tying 13 rebounds vs. West Virginia ... scored a season-high 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a career-high six assists vs. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... posted a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 ... matched his season-high of 17 points vs. LSU in the Final Four ... shared the team lead with 10 rebounds in the National Championship game vs. Florida.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER ... Currently a member of Cameroon's national team and participated in the 2007 FIBA Africa Championship where they won the silver medal, falling to Angola in the gold medal game ... Cameroon finished the tournament 5-1.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (37th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft … signed with the Bucks on 7/9/08 ... Bucks matched Denver offer sheet and re-signed him to a multi-year contract on 12/13/11.