Wathing Earvin Ngapeth play is a treat unto itself. Not only do we get to see one of the best players in the world in action, we are also dealt high doses of his emotional and creative play. He does things in the court no one has ever though about doing before. This week he startled fans again with another one of his back-to-the-net-no-look attacks in Modena’s game against Latina. What made this one even more special is that it came at the end of an amazing rally, which shows just how cold blooded Ngapeth can be:
If you are not familiar with this move, here is the first time he did it. The original video on youtube has over a million views:
The move has become a staple of his persona:
And of course, he has way more moves in his repertoire:
Ngapeth has been with Modena since 2014, which has led him to 2 Italian Cup titles, 2 Italian SuperCup titles, and the 2016 Italian Championship. With France’s National Team, he won gold at the 2015 FIVB World League, the 2015 European Championship, and the 2016 World League bronze medal. In 2015, he was named the best outside hitter at the 2015 European Championships, in 2016 was named the MVP of the Italian League, and in 2016 named the “Most Spectacular Player” by the CEV. He is signed with Modena through 2020.