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Mouphtaou Yarou

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VillanovaCOMMITTED (08/25/2008)OfferedNone
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Scouting Report on Mouphtaou Yarou

by Jerry Meyer - 08/25/2008
A physical specimen, Yarou runs the floor extremely well and has an athletic presence around the basket. Adept at scoring with his back to the basket, Yarou also has the ability to make plays facing the basket. His combination of a broad skill package, athleticism and strong motor make him a high level prospect with intriguing upside.

Jerry Meyer serves as a national scout and recruiting analyst for He played at Lipscomb University where be became college basketball's all-time career assist leader. Meyer earned Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Tennessee as a high school junior and senior. He has served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and also co-authored the book, "Basketball Skills and Drills."

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With the release of the final 2009 prospect rankings and the splintering of the former No. 1 recruiting class of Memphis, there is a new look to the ranking of the top 25 classes. Forward Mouphtaou Yarou is part of a powerful four-man Villanova class that takes over the No. 1 spot in the latest - but not final - update to the class rankings.

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