Mbakwe wants to make teams pay at the free throw line

Trevor Mbakwe is considered one of the top big men in the country. He's a monster in the paint and he'll become even more dominant once he improves his free-throw shooting. Last year Mbakwe shot 62.9% from the line.
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Trevor Mbakwe is considered one of the top big men in the country. He's a monster in the paint and he'll become even more dominant once he improves his free-throw shooting. Last year Mbakwe shot 62.9% from the line.

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