Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Who Wants To Sex Mouphtaou? A Look into The Future

As legend has it, Dikembe Mutumbo walked into a quiet Georgetown bar while he was a student and announced his presence by simply asking in his deep, gravelly voice "Who wants to Sex Mutumbo?"  That one question has become legendary on dick joke driven sports blogs in the Deadspin mold.  What does this have to do with Mouphtaou Yarou? Well, to start with they are both from Africa and that's enough to make an association in my politically incorrect mind.  The last two games, Mouph has announced his presence by scoring in double figures in both of them especially impressive given Syracuse's front line.  This is not to say that he has arrived, I still think he has a long way to go, but given the stunt in his development caused by his Hepatitis infection I think that Mouph is coming along nicely.  Hopefully he continues to develop down the stretch this season and heading into next season.  I don't think there is a single player more important to this team in the Post-Scottie era than Yarou because Antonio Pena has consistently shown that he cannot be counted on to stay on the floor and out of foul trouble.  He represents something that Villanova has not had in a long time, a fundamentally sound big man who can be counted on to score, block shots and rebound.  So next year if you're asked to sex Mouphtaou; your answer better be yes.         

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