Nova Notebook Looks at Mouph

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Nova Notebook is a series run on Villanova.com where the director of media relations is able to provide an insight on players that most can't.

In Mike Sheridan's newest installment of Nova Notebook, he gives Villanova fans an insight on Mouphtaou Yarou.

The article goes through the illness during Yarou's freshman year, finding consistent playing time as a sophomore, and becoming a team leader as a junior to examine the core values of what makes the Benin-native the person who he is today.

Mouph's life shows a dedication to self-improvement- ability to live on his own far away from his family, in the classroom (where he is a double Finance & International Business major), in learning a new language, in succeeding in a sport to which he's relatively new at.

Head coach Jay Wright quote perfectly described Yarou, "Mouph takes great pride in being a Villanova Basketball player and his leadership has been really important in this team's development."

By the standards of many, this 2013 Villanova Basketball team is over-performing... and Mouphtaou Yarou's performance and leadership is one of the major reasons why.

Mouphtaou Yarou's Villanova Career Stats

SEASON MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
2012-13 714 80-189 0.423 0-1 0 86-108 0.796 197 27 19 8 56 44 246
2011-12 880 128-270 0.474 1-1 1 103-149 0.691 261 17 26 15 81 44 360
2010-11 796 100-201 0.498 0-0 0 76-115 0.661 233 13 33 14 78 42 276
2009-10 315 35-60 0.583 0-0 0 24-34 0.706 77 12 21 5 50 24 94
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