2013-14 SEASON: Concluded his sixth year in the NBA, having arrived in Minnesota via a November trade with Sacramento… Saw action in 55 games for the Wolves and 64 overall; his full-season averages were a career-low 3.5 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 15.7 mpg… Shot 45.1% from the floor and 68.7% from the FT line… Started a pair of games for Minnesota (Dec. 7 vs. Miami and Feb. 5 at Oklahoma City), averaging 9.5 ppg on 43.8% shooting… Put in a season-high 12 points Apr. 13 at Sacramento, his seventh double-digit scoring night of the year… Hauled down a season-high eight rebounds Dec. 28 at Milwaukee, and picked off a season-high three steals Dec. 20 at the L.A. Lakers… Acquired from Sacramento on Nov. 26 in return for forward Derrick Williams… Played in nine games (five starts) with the Kings, adding 11 points Nov. 20 at Phoenix… Acquired by Sacramento from Milwaukee on July 12 in exchange for two future 2nd-round draft picks.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012-13: Averaged 6.7 ppg (.401 FG%, .351 3pt%, .571 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 22.9 mpg in 58 games (started 45) with Milwaukee ... Missed first 14 games of the season while rehabbing from offseason knee surgery, 10 games due to a sore knee (2/6), sprained toe (3/12-24), and illness (4/1) ... Scored in double-figures in 12 games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in one game ... Recorded one double-double. Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied a season-high 20 points in Milwaukee’s overtime win at Boston (12/21/12) … Recorded lone double-double of the season with 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Indiana (12/18/12) ... Handed out a career-high six assists at Cleveland (12/14/12).
2011-12: Averaged a career-high 7.7 ppg (.510 FG%, 1-4 3pt, .641 FT%), 5.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, and 23.5 mpg in 43 games (started 22) with Milwaukee ... 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 ppg and 5.5 rpg as a starter, with Milwaukee going 12-10 in those games ... Scored in double figures 10 times and topped 20 points twice ... The Bucks posted a 9-1 record when Mbah a Moute tallied 10 or more points ... Recorded three double-doubles. Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied a career-high 22 points to go with a season-high 17 rebounds on 3/16 at Golden State (3/16/12) … Swiped a season-high four steals at Atlanta (3/2/12).
2010-11: Averaged 6.7 ppg (.463 FG%, 0-7 3pt, .707 FT%), 5.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 26.5 mpg in 79 games (started 52) with Milwaukee ... Missed one game on 10/27 with a right ankle injury (10/27/10) and two games from 3/1-3/4 with flu-like symptoms and a stomach virus (3/1-3/4/11) ... Scored in double-figures in 25 games ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Led the Bucks in rebounding 11 times, steals 17 times and blocks six times. Top Single-Game Performances: Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds while recording 15 points and a season-high five assists in 41 minutes at Golden State (2/3/11) ... Tallied a season-high 19 points, seven rebounds and two steals vs. Boston (3/6/11) … 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 vs. New York (3/20/11) … Tied his career-high with five steals and added 14 points, 12 rebounds and three assists vs. Philadelphia (3/12/11).
2009-10: Averaged 6.2 ppg (.480 FG%, .353 3pt%, .699 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 25.6 mpg in 73 games (started 62) with Milwaukee ... Missed nine games due to a left foot sprain (11/18-12/2/10) ... Was on the Inactive List for seven games ... Scored in double-figures in 17 games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Led the Bucks in rebounding nine times, steals 13 times and blocks 10 times. Top Single- Game Performances: Recorded a double-double with a season-high 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Indiana (2/6/10) ... Matched his season-high with 18 points while adding eight rebounds vs. Houston (2/17/10) ... Grabbed a season-best 12 rebounds with eight points vs. Golden State (11/14/09) ... Equaled season-high rebounds with 12 and eight points at New Jersey (2/10/10).
2008-09: Averaged 7.2 ppg (.462 FG%, 0-4 3pt, .729 FT%), a career-high 5.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.06 spg, and 25.8 mpg in playing all 82 games (started 52) in rookie season with Milwaukee ... Scored in double figures in 25 games … Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 10 games ... Recorded four double-doubles Among rookies, ranked 16th in scoring ... Led the Bucks in blocks 27 times, steals a team-high 23 times, rebounds 14 times. Top Single-Game Performances: Made his professional debut at Chicago (10/28/08), finishing with six points, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block … Recorded a double-double with a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds at Chicago (3/6/09) ... Recorded 19 points and 17 rebounds at Memphis (11/14/08) ... Closed out the season with 19 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal at Indiana (4/15/09).
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 ... acquired by the Sacramento Kings from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for two future second-round picks on 7/12/13 ... Traded by the Sacramento Kings to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Derrick Williams on 11/26/13.
COLLEGE: Averaged 8.7 ppg (.503 FG%, .215 3pt%, .668 FT%), 7.2 rpg and 1.6 apg in 107 career games in three seasons (2005-06 - 2007-08) at UCLA ... As a junior, earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team honors after averaging 8.8 ppg and 6.0 rpg (tied for 11th in the Pac-10) in 2007- 08 ... 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 and eight rebounds vs. Davidson ... Tallied 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds at Michigan ... Recorded double-doubles in back-to-back contests with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Stanford and 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Cal ... Tallied 13 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high three steals vs. Xavier in the Regional Finals of the 2008 NCAA Tournament ... Notched a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds vs. Memphis in the Final Four ... Averaged 8.2 ppg and a teamhigh 7.4 rpg (ranked 7th in the Pac-10) during his sophomore season (2006-07) ... 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 ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Opened the 2006-07 season by scoring a career-high 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds vs. BYU ... Scored 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 2007 NCAA Tournament ... As a freshman, averaged 9.1 ppg and 8.2 rpg in starting 38 of 39 games ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... 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.
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 ... his favorite NBA city is Milwaukee ... currently 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 assistant coach Kelvin Sampson, to assist with the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders camp ... was a camper at Basketball Without Borders 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.