Moundou-Missi will be making his first appearance for the Cameroon National Team (Joe Murphy).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising junior Steve Moundou-Missi has been named to the Cameroon National Team for the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship set to be held Aug. 20-31 by Ivory Coast.
16 teams from around the African continent will compete in four pools in the preliminary round with each team advancing to the knockout stage. Teams will then be seeded in a single elimination bracket based on results from pool play to decide a champion. The losers of the quarterfinal matchups will play for places 5-8 while the defeated teams from the round of 16 will be ranked based on their preliminary round results for places 9-16.
Cameroon will be making its seventh appearance in the FIBA Africa Championship after placing second in the Zone 4 qualification tournament. The squad has been placed in Group D for the preliminary round along with Nigeria (third place at 2011 FIBA Africa Championship), Congo (third place Zone 4) and Mali (wild card). Group D will begin play Wednesday, August 21 with Cameroon and Congo squaring off in the first contest and Nigeria and Mali meeting in the second.
This will mark Cameroon's fourth straight appearance in the tournament after having placed seventh in 2011, fourth in 2009 and second in 2007.
Moundou-Missi was an All-Ivy League honorable mention selection as a sophomore and was also honored with the Floyd S. Wilson Sportsmanship Award. The native of Yaounde, Cameroon, averaged 7.9 ppg and led the team with 5.1 rpg while appearing in all 30 games, including five starts. Moundou-Missi tallied 10.7 ppg and 6.1 rpg during conference play, helping the Crimson to a third straight Ivy League championship and the team's second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.
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