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MEN: Meet Freshman Marley Biyendolo

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Name: Marley Biyendolo

Marley Biyendolo 

Year: Freshman

 

Major: Psychology

 

Position: Combo Guard (PG/SG)

 

Hometown: Dingley Village, Melbourne, Australia

 

How are you adjusting to being so far away from home? I believe I am adjusting just as an average 'freshman' college student would be, though I am beginning to adjust to the American way of life gradually. There's a lot of ups and downs in college that I have been confronted with first-hand, though that's all a part of the experience, and I'm just acting like a sponge and soaking this once in a lifetime opportunity in and enjoying every aspect of it. Leaving home was a big step in my life, though what made it easier was how surprisingly similar California is to Australia in many ways, so that really cushioned my transformation in coming here.

 

What are you most looking forward to this season? I'm looking forward to spending this upcoming basketball season with all of my teammates. I'm also very excited to be able to travel so frequently to games and tournaments.

 

Favorite part about the team: My favorite part about this team would definitely be the chemistry and camaraderie that we all share. Coming from Australia, into almost a new world, without my family and my friends around me to give me support and comfort, I feel blessed to be around a team and coaching staff that really reaches out to me in giving me that comfort. They have practically become my new family here at Pepperdine.

 

Favorite NBA team: Golden State Warriors

 

Favorite movie: Superbad

 

Quote you like to live by: "Everything happens for a reason."

 

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