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Moriba De Freitas
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Moriba De Freitas

Hometown:
Bon Air Gardens, Trinidad

High School:
Trinity College East

Last College:
Williston State JC

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220

Position:
F

Experience:
1V

05/21/2013

Men's Basketball Signs David Jesperson of Wisconsin to NLI

Jesperson was an all-state selection as a senior and averaged 19.8 points and 11.3 rebounds.

03/05/2013

Men's Hoops Begins WCC Championships Thursday vs. USD

The Pepperdine-San Diego game will air on BYUtv at approximately 8:30 p.m.

03/01/2013

Men's Hoops Ends Regular Season at USD on Saturday

The Waves and Toreros may meet again next week at the WCC Tournament.

02/25/2013

Pepperdine Hosts SMC on Wednesday for Senior Night, ESPNU Telecast

Lorne Jackson will play in his 123rd game and move into the top five in Pepperdine history.

02/22/2013

Men's Hoops Headed to Bay Area Again to Play USF Saturday

Pepperdine's final home game is next Wednesday vs. Saint Mary's

03/08/2013

Men's Basketball vs. San Diego (3/7/2013)

WCC photos from the WCC Tournament second-round game vs. the Toreros.

02/27/2013

Men's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's (2/27/2013)

Photos from the Waves' home finale. Taken by Martin A. Folb.

02/15/2013

Men's Basketball vs. LMU (2/14/2013)

Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 52-50 victory over the Lions.

02/02/2013

Men's Basketball vs. USF (2/2/13)

Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 86-78 loss to the Dons.

01/19/2013

Men's Basketball vs. Santa Clara (1/19/2013)

Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 83-76 loss to the Broncos.

Moriba De Freitas Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Moved into the starting lineup late in his junior season ... Averaged 2.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 19.5 minutes ... Started 13 of 30 games, including the last 12 of the season ... Made 50.8% of his shots ... Overall, ranked 10th in the WCC in blocked shots and 15th in rebounding ... Led the Waves in rebounding seven times ... Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds vs. UC Irvine (11/24) ... Posted five or more rebounds 15 times ... Scored a season-best eight points in the WCC Tournament game vs. San Diego (3/7), and made all four of his shots ... Other season highs were three assists (three times), three blocks at Houston Baptist (11/20) and four steals and 35 minutes at Portland (2/9).

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Did not see any action as a junior due to a knee injury and redshirted.

TRINIDAD: Played with Trinidad's U-17 National Team ... Traveled to Venezuela and Puerto Rico and took part in the Caribbean Championships.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent two seasons at Williston (N.D.) State ... As a 2010-11 sophomore, averaged 6.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while shooting 50.5% from the field ... Started 19 of 20 games, though he missed two months with a broken hand ... As a 2009-10 freshman, came off the bench to average 4.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks ... Was part of 49 victories, two Region XIII championships and two Mon-Dak Conference titles with the Tetons ... Earned conference all-academic honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Trinity College East, located in Trincity, Trinidad, in 2007 ... Won a national championship with the school.

PERSONAL: Born in Trinidad ... Son of Leander De Freitas and Peter St. Louis ... Has one sibling, Makeda ... Nickname is "Blackjack" ... Majoring in economics ... Chose Pepperdine because "its academic program is one of the best, and to play ball."

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing video games ... Lists his sports hero as Trinidad cricket star Brian Charles Lara ... Favorites include Kobe Bryant (pro basketball player), the Los Angeles Lakers (pro basketball team), Two and a Half Men (TV show), Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa (musical artists), chicken (food) and soccer and cricket (sports other than basketball) ... Favorite thing about basketball is "the competitive spirit behind the game. Although it's known as a non-contact sport, it has more contact than people realize, and I love contact."

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