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Yanick Moreira
Yanick Moreira

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Luanda, Angola

Last College:
South Plains CC

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 220

Position:
Center

Experience:
1L


09/11/2013

Basketball Schedule Announced; Second Season Under Larry Brown Begins On Nov. 8

Season Tickets Start At Just $125

08/21/2013

SMU Men's Basketball: New Era For SMU Basketball Begins In January; First Game In Moody Coliseum Is Jan. 4

All 18 American Athletic Conference Games Are Nationally Televised

2014 Summer: Played for the Angola national team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain (Aug. 30- Sept. 4)... Averaged 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and had two double-doubles while shooting 59.4% FG in five games... GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Had 38 points (17/24 FG) and 15 rebounds in win vs. Australia... Had 16 points (7/11 FGs) and 10 rebounds in win vs. Korea... Had 20 points (7/13 FG) and 5 rebounds against Slovenia... Had 13 points and 9 rebounds against Mexico.

2013-14 (Junior) - Played 23 games, starting 14, averaging 6.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.0 minutes...GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Scored 4 points and hauled in 5 rebounds to go along with 2 blocks in 16 minutes, his highest minute total since injuring his knee on Feb. 6. Returned to the Mustangs' lineup against Temple (Feb. 6) after missing four weeks (knee). Scored 2 points and pulled down 4 rebounds in his return to the lineup. Started 14 games, averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 18.4 minutes prior to the injury. First Mustang to record a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Sam Houston State, his fourth-straight game in double figures in points. Shot 6-of-6 from the floor against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the first player to shoot perfect from the field (min. 5 FGM) sincePapa Diawent 10-10 against Southern Miss on Jan. 22, 2011...CONFERENCE RANKINGS (At time of Injury): 7th in FG% (56.6), 14th in defensive rebounds (3.9)... AWARDS: American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (11/25).

Prep: Was a forward for Coach Steve Green at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas... He is rated as the No. 1 junior college prospect by JUCO Junction on Rivals... As a sophomore, the JUCO All-American averaged 18.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocked shots and 1.2 steals as his team went 22-8 and spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation... As a freshman, he was Honorable Mention All-American, WJCAC All-Conference and All-Region 5 after averaging 12.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots. He helped South Plains College to a 36-0 season and the 2012 NJCAA national title... He was named MVP of the NJCAA National Tournament after leading South Plains in the 81-68 victory in the national championship game.

Major: Spanish as well as Applied Physiology and Sports Management.

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