EVEN on holidays, Ben Mbala continues to work on his game as the Season 80 UAAP basketball tournament winds down.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Mbala wrote he did extra work after La Salle training, focusing on driving to the basket and dunking the ball.
“Extra work after training: penetration drills ( ps: finish everything with a dunk). Ended up doing 50 dunks. My legs feel like jelly,” wrote Mbala on his Twitter account.
The tweet sends a strong message to the rest of the UAAP that the Cameroonian national team member is not satisfied with his individual play heading into the final stretch of the eliminations.
“Still, we have to focus on the remaining games. It’s still very important especially we have the (Ateneo) Eagles to take care off,” said Mbala in a separate interview.
La Salle is running second with a 10-2 behind unbeaten Ateneo and is can clinch a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four with a win against National University next weekend or Ateneo on November 12.
La Salle beat University of Santo Tomas, 94-59, on Wednesday, with Mbala posting with 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
“We really have to start stronger. I feel that we have a slow start (against UST). Lucky enough, we were able to catch up but we have to get into the game with the right mindset and do what we have to do,” said Mbala.