ICYMI there was a fantastic piece in the UCLA Magazine on one of our original Ben Ball Warriors. NBA is locked out (Hey Malcolm! Hey Tyler!). Since there is no professional hoops to be played in the US, recent Bruin legends such as LRMAM is back to "best school in the country":
"For all of us, playing in the NBA is something you dream about, and when the opportunity presents itself you have to take advantage. A lot of us have families to take care of," says Mbah a Moute about why so many players have left Howland's program early. "But UCLA is the best school in the country; we all feel that way. I'm really excited to be back in school and really want to knock out my remaining [four] classes and graduate."
LRMAM hasn't had any problem getting back to his "old habits" in Westwood:
"It's great to be back on campus, but it feels a little weird to be back in class," says Cameroon native Mbah a Moute, who spent three years at UCLA as an international development major before becoming a Milwaukee Buck. Always a top student, he admits it was a challenge to get back into the routine. "It was tough at first, getting used to taking notes, going to office hours, working with my classmates. But once I caught up, I got back into my old habits."
Speaking of his "habits" in Westwood (that would be playing suffocating defense in every single minute he was on the court - you paying attention Mr. Nelson?), thought I leave you all with this: