Mbah a Moute started off the game attacking the basket strong, but meeting fierce competition in the form of Florida center Joakim Noah. Early in the first half, Mbah a Moute had two shots blocked by Noah as well as one more altered, which seemed to drastically change his appoach to the game. Following these possessions, he started looking very tentative, even scared, when he received the ball on the perimeter. Hed either pass the ball away or pull up for the mid-range or three-point jumper, both of which he was unable to hit. Once the game was out of reach with under 10 minutes to go, Mbah a Moutes aggressiveness returned in the form of a wide open lay-up, a wide open jam, and a putback jam. But for the part of the game that counted, Mbah a Moute was just not very effective.
He did do well on the boards, both getting rebounds and boxing out, but that was the basic extent of his contributions in the game. His defense was not especially good or bad. He didnt do anything significantly wrong, but also didnt do anything to make much of a difference.
As mentioned in last games report, Mbah a Moute has some things he needs to work on in his sophomore year. He needs to improve his ball-handling, further develop his jumper, and continue to improve on everything he already does well. He definitely has the potential to be a legitimate small forward prospect in the future, but also at the same time has a ways to go.