DLSUís Ben Mbala has more dunks than anyone in the UAAP today
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 10, 2016 03:34 PM
TOUGH AVENUE. DLSU has been responsible for 14 of the 15 in-game, non put-back dunks of the UAAP Season 79 so far. Ten of them, from the offensive force that is Ben Mbala.
De La Salle University center Ben Mbala is pretty much a marked man now to any UAAP fan not hailing from Taft Avenue.
Not only is he leading the Green Archers past every team with relative ease, he’s even providing some of the nastiest, most disrespectful, most exciting highlights the UAAP has seen in a while.
You’ve probably read about Ben Mbala's MVP-type numbers, and DLSU’s perfect 8-0 start to the season. But Mbala and DLSU has been filling up one more column in the stat sheet.
During the third quarter of the Archers’ gritty win over the Adamson Falcons, ABS-CBN S+A analyst Eric Tipan tweeted an interesting tidbit about Ben Mbala and his penchant for churning out rim-rattling dunks.
That’s right. The Kid from Cameroon has thrown down almost half of the UAAP's 20 dunks at that point. So who else in the UAAP has rocked the rim more than once?
Fellow Green Archer Ricci Rivero:
But DLSU wasn’t done. While the trivia was percolating in everyone’s minds, Mbala finds Archers’ forward Abu Tratter with a full court pass so the forward could add this beauty:
That ticked the dunk counter to 21 overall.
Then Ricci Rivero added his own to make it 22:
Fortunately for the UAAP, Adamson’s Sean Manganti added this slam to make the total dunk count respectable for the other teams.
So to round it up, out of the 23 dunks in the season so far, ten singlehandedly came from the offensive force that is Ben Mbala, which makes DLSU’s total dunk count to be 14.
Shoutout to Sean Manganti for the other two dunks.