The Milwaukee Bucks have made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (6-8, 230), General Manager John Hammond announced today.  The offer gives the Bucks the right to match any contract offers made to Mbah a Moute by other NBA teams.

In 79 games (52 starts) last season, Mbah a Moute averaged 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 46.3 percent from the field.  He recorded a career-high eight point/rebound double-doubles, and led the team in steals 17 times and in rebounds in 11 games.

A second round draft pick (37th overall) from UCLA in 2008, Mbah a Moute, 24, has appeared in 234 games (166 starts) over his three year NBA career.  He has averaged 6.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 26.0 minutes per game, while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 71.3 percent from the free throw line.