Texas State University head basketball coach Doug Davalos announced that Emmanuel Bidias A Mouté has signed to play for the Bobcats in 2008-09.
Bidias A Mouté is a 6-8, 245-pound forward from Kilgore College, where he averaged 8.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game while leading the Runnin’ Rangers in field goal percentage with 58.3 percent (98-168) as a sophomore.
“We are excited to have Emmanuel join our program,” Davalos said. “He is a versatile player with tremendous footwork who can play both the 4 and 5 positions for us and we expect him to have a tremendous impact in helping our interior defense and rebounding immediately. He also has good skills facing the basket, shoots well out to the three-point line, and is physically imposing around the basket.”
Bidias A Mouté transferred to Kilgore after playing in 24 games during his freshman season at UC-Santa Barbara, where he averaged nearly 2 points and 2 rebounds, while shooting 51.6 percent from the floor in an average of seven minutes per game.
He is a native of Yaoundé, Cameroon and his twin brother is Luc Richard Mbah a Mouté, a three-year starting forward for UCLA.
Bidias A Mouté also fits the same mold as the rest of the Bobcats in that he has the ability to play multiple positions, and that should help increase his playing time on the court. He is the fourth player that Davalos and his staff have signed this year, joining high school seniors Roshun Jackson, Tre Nichols and John Bowman.
By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director