Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Hampton
A dynamic player who can distribute, handle and shoot, Mvouika (pronounced muh-VWEEK-uh) will play a key role in 2014-15 as one of the team's two seniors. He played some of his best basketball late in the season, including a start in the CIT first-round game against Murray State.
2013-14 Played in 31 games and started 9 times in his first year in the program while finishing fourth on the team in scoring (6.8) and rebounding (3.6) ... His 54 assists were second on the team ... Shot just under 40 percent from 3-point range (.397) as one of seven players on the team with 20 or more treys on the season ... Earned starting call for first time in a month vs. Murray State (3/19/14) in CIT opening round and posted 7 points, 5 assists and a block ... Played 19 minutes off the bench and tallied game-high 7 rebounds vs. No. 2 Wichita State (3/8/14) in MVC Semifinals ... Got a 14-minute assignment in win over Illinois State (3/7/14) in MVC Tournament ... Posted 8 points off the bench at No. 2 Wichita State (3/1/14) ... Tallied 4 assists in home win over Loyola (2/25/14) ... Posted 12 points off the bench in win over Indiana State (2/22/14) with a pair of steals and 3-pointers... Returned to starting lineup at Illinois State (2/18/14) and picked up 5 rebounds ... Notched 6 boards and 3 assists vs. UNI (2/15/14) ... Shared team-high honors with 7 rebounds in home win over Drake (2/12/14) ... Tallied 10 rebounds for second straight game in loss at SIU (2/8/14) ... Had first career double-double at Evansville (2/5/14) with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go with a game-high 5 assists ... Posted 8 points in the first 5 minutes vs. Bradley (2/1/14) and finished with 10 along with 4 assists ... Scored 13 points in his fourth straight start in Drake game (1/29/14), his third double-figure scoring game of the year ... Posted 28 minutes in his second career start while posting 6 points and 5 rebounds in win over Evansville (1/21/14) ... In his first career start, he posted a team season-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including a school record 6-for-6 from 3-point range at UNI (1/18/14) ... Earned MVC Newcomer of the Week and MSU Coors Player of the Week for his efforts at UNI ... Matched career-high and team-high with 6 rebounds off the bench at Indiana State (1/15/14) in a 19-minute assignment ... Played 9 minutes and scored 9 points on 4-of-6 shooting in win over SEMO (12/29/13) ... Had 4 points, 3 rebounds and team-high 2 assists on ESPN2 at No. 4/6 Louisville (12/17/13) ... Posted game-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 3 3-pointers in win over Cameron (12/4/13) to earn MSU Coors Player of the Week honors ... Scored 8 points against Virginia (11/30/13) to go with a 5-for-8 effort at the line ... Snatched a team-high 6 rebounds in win over Grambling (11/20/13).
Sheridan College Averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists as a sophomore at Sheridan (Wyo.) College ... Earned NJCAA All-Region IX first-team honors in 2012-13 and helped lead coach Steve Smiley's squad to a 24-7 overall record and share of the Region IX North title ... He led the region in scoring and was second regionally in rebounding while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 38.6 percent (54-for-140) from 3-point range and 72.0 percent from the stripe ... As a freshman at Sheridan, he tallied 9.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 31 appearances for a 25-7 squad ... Also started 12 games, knocked down 32 3-pointers and snagged 26 steals while shooting 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from long range his freshman year ... Scored 17 points with 7 rebounds and 3 assists in Region IX Tournament as a rookie.
High School Finished his high school eligibility at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep for Coach Rob Fulford where he started at point guard his senior season for the Express ... The native of Paris, France also played at the Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain during his first three high school years where he averaged a team-high 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists per game for a team that won the national championship.
Personal Ron Mvouika was born 11/3/91 in Versailles, France ... Son of Jeanne Bokungu of Paris, France ... Has four brothers -- Floris, Madila, Rolly and Jean Jeremie ... Majoring in Communication Studies ... Minoring in Public Relations.