WATCH: Ben Mbala dunks both Top 1 in FIBA AfroBasket top plays

Former De La Salle Green Archer Ben Mbala made headlines in the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers first window after back to back Top 1 plays in two Nike Top 5 Plays countdowns.

The 6-foot-9 Cameroonian national team stalwart led his squad to two wins in three matches in the first window of the African qualifiers.

Cameroon decisively beat Guinea, 90-59 and Equatorial Guinea 90-58 before falling short to Ivory Coast in a close game, 82-74.

Mbala scored in double-digits in all three games, averaging 12 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1.7 SPG while shooting 48.3% overall.

In his first top highlight, Mbala soared for a put back slam against Ivory Coast, earning the top distinction in that set of top plays.

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Then, in a separate match, the 24-year-old forward completed a thunderous alley-oop throwdown in the break for another Top 1 play in the continental wars.

Mbala has been a key piece for Cameroon since returning to his home country after two seasons with the Green Archers.