Tratter relishing tandem with Mbala

Randolph B. Leongson [ Source: Inquirer ] - June 13, 2016

DLSU teammates Ben Mbala and Abu Tratter. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAll eyes may be on Ben Mbala, but Abu Tratter is slowly coming into his own, as he and the Cameroonian import form a potent twin tower combo for La Salle.

But while that tandem has come as a surprise to many, the 6-foot-6 Tratter said it’s not something new to the Green Archers.

“It’s definitely fun to have both of us on the floor. It’s reminiscent of three years ago when we played in Team B,” the Fil-Am center recalled.

Tratter said his game compliments Mbala’s and the two have also learned how to create balance among themselves on and off the court.

“Me and Ben definitely balance each other out. He’s more of the loud guy and I have to calm him. We just bring the energy, for sure. If everybody else is low, we just keep on pushing.”
Tratter believes the coaching staff deserves a lot of credit in discovering this tandem of theirs as the two lorded over the competition in the 2016 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.

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