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Recruiting: Mouphtaou Yarou

Mouphtaou TarouWe mentioned Mouphtaou Yarou 2 months ago. Since then his stock is skyrocketing from his performances through the summer circuit.

In that time period, Yarou has risen from #43 to #33 in the rivals.com Class of 2009 Rankings (and #34 on Scout).

Here are some recent quotes...

Unlike most players who come over from other countries, the 6-foot-10 Yarou is already polished and is not raw at all. He has tremendous leaping ability and uses it to block and alter shots at one end and finish with authority at the other. Offensively, he finishes around the rim really well, and can also score with contact. He has a soft touch and has range out to about 15 feet. He has some nice post moves and gets good position near the basket because he moves so well without the ball. Defensively, he is an extremely good shot-blocker and is an intimidating presence around the rim. Yarou is a very good rebounder who can also make solid outlet passes. He also hustles for loose balls and does not give up after a mistake. -NBE Basketball Report

Yarou used his power, skill and quickness to completely dominate a quality big man. He drove and threw down athletic jams. He hit on several turn-around post jumpers. He rebounded and also blocked a bunch of shots. -NBE Basketball Report