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Revived UAAP rule angers DLSU community, Ben Mbala fans

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The return of an eligibility rule that was suspended in the last two seasons now endangers the possible return of Ben Mbala in the UAAP Season 81.

Due to the ‘seven years out of high school’ rule, the two-time MVP might not be eligible for the next UAAP season, which was suspended in the past two years.

This rule enraged the De La Salle community, because to them, it seems the decision was specifically revived to halt Mbala’s eligibility to play.

Mbala’s school records from Southwestern University showed he graduated high school from Institute Ndi Samba in Yaounde, Cameroon in 2011, which means that next season will be his eighth year out of high school.

UAAP officials said that they have suspended the rules before as only a few players would be available for college teams due to the implementation of the K-12 program.

They said that the rule will resume next year.