The one-time UAAP champion added that he’s willing to play in the PBA if an opportunity arises.Mbala was almost tapped to be an emergency import for Magnolia in the Governors’ Cup after Romeo Travis suffered a hamstring injury during the Hotshots’ semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra.“I love the Philippines. Of course, I want to become an import,” said Mbala, who will travel to Cameroon to perform his duties as national team player. “That’s not even a question.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Haunted by last year’s botched shot vs Ateneo, Arvin Tolentino makes up for it big time Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The two-time UAAP MVP was in attendance when his alma mater De La Salle bowed out of the UAAP Final Four race, losing to Far Eastern University, 71-70, in a way that can only be described as soul-crushing.Mbala, however, said that the Green Archers should take the loss in stride and learn from the defeat in order to move forward in the future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s basketball, that’s part of the game,” said Mbala, who even went into the La Salle dugout at halftime, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “You can’t just learn by winning, you also learn by losing as well.”Mbala is in the Philippines for vacation after his stint Seoul Samsung Thunders in the Korean Basketball League where he averaged 23.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 13 games. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ben Mbala’s return the UAAP scene wasn’t the one he expected.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.