LA Salle got a surprise emotional boost at halftime of its knockout game against Far Eastern University as two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala gave his former team a pep talk on Wednesday.The 23-year-old center entered the team' ...
Nov 21, 2018
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ANTIPOLO - Now it can be told.Former La Salle star Ben Mbala was considered by Magnolia as a replacement import had the Hotshots' PBA Governors' Cup semifinal series against Barangay Ginebra reached a deciding Game Five.Magnolia coach Chito Victolero admitted ...
Nov 16, 2018
FORTY four is the magic number for Alvin Pasaol to own the highest scoring average in modern UAAP.The University of the East main man inched closer to writing himself in the league's history books with his 24-point outing ...
Nov 10, 2018
FINDING a solution for a player who can impose his will inside, go coast to coast, and occasionally hit three pointers used to be Ateneo's problem every time it faces La Salle for the past two years.Oh how times have ...
Oct 6, 2018
FOR two years, Justine Baltazar waited patiently for his time in the spotlight.In his first two years in De La Salle, the 6-foot-7 big man played behind Cameroonian powerhouse Ben Mbala, and thus settled for limited minutes.With Mbala ...
Sep 24, 2018
BEN Mbala has no issue with Aldin Ayo changing addresses from Taft to Espana."Who am I to judge him to take a side on what he decided to do? That's his own career, that's his own path, ...
Sep 19, 2018
THERE'S no question for Seoul Samsung Thunders coach Lee Sang Min that sooner or later, Ben Mbala will be finding his way back to the Philippines.After all, with the skillset that the two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player has, it' ...
Jul 25, 2018
BEN Mbala continues his basketball journey as he takes flight in the Korean Basketball League as a reinforcement for the Seoul Samsung Thunders.In a brief message, the 23-year old former La Salle forward confirmed the the latest step in his ...
Jul 10, 2018
CAMEROON's Ben Mbala has joined the chorus of criticism against the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) rule limiting Fil-foreigners' participation.The former La Salle import reacted on Twitter as Bobby Ray Parks slammed the MPBL rule allowing each team only ...
May 17, 2018
EVEN before the UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament, the teams made headlines with important player acquisition and a tuneup tournament brawl, while there were still some fireworks after the finals with top coaches' movement.Let's look back at some ...
Dec 31, 2017
AS Ben Mbala moves to Mexico after a stellar collegiate career in the Philippines, Spin.ph looks back at some of his biggest moments with Cesafi's Southwestern University and La Salle in the UAAP.41-point game for SWU Cobras in ...
Dec 24, 2017
A UAAP official has denied that the collegiate league is reviving the seven-year out-of-high school rule just to disqualify Ben Mbala from playing for La Salle next season.Mbala has decided to leave La Salle to play in the ...
Dec 23, 2017
LA Salle star slotman Ben Mbala said on Friday the uncertainty of his future in the UAAP prompted him to look for greener pastures - and eventually join Liga Americas side Fuerza Regia in Mexico.The 6-foot-8 forward said he wasn' ...
Dec 22, 2017
BEN Mbala has declared that he will forego his final season with La Salle, making it official in a statement through his Twitter account on Friday morning."It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the time has come for ...
Dec 22, 2017
A top official of LA Salle said a UAAP rule that will determine the eligibility of Green Archers star Ben Mbala will be discussed and decided by the league board prior to next season.Nongnong Calanog, La Salle's representative to the ...
Dec 8, 2017
LOSING the title may be one bitter pill to swallow for reigning back-to-back MVP Ben Mbala, but the La Salle star knows that this is all a part of his journey in basketball.The Cameroonian powerhouse gave all the credit ...
Dec 4, 2017
ATENEO and La Salle go for all the marbles on Sunday in Game Three of the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament finals at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles and the Green Archers battle in the do-or-die ...
Dec 2, 2017
RICCI Rivero had nothing but respect for the opinion of Kobe Paras about having separate awards for local and foreign players in the UAAP and the NCAA in light of Ben Mbala's back-to-back MVP nods.The 19-year-old ...
Dec 2, 2017
ATENEO coach Tab Baldwin said he has received an inquiry from a Turkish club about La Salle big man Ben Mbala.Baldwin said Mbala's talent is getting noticed as he bared receiving a message from a Turkey team inquiring about the ...
Dec 1, 2017
BEN Mbala has a message to all those calling for a separation between foreign and local players when it comes to individual awards in the college leagues: Stop looking for excuses.This was the La Salle star's response after being ...
Nov 30, 2017
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