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  Matei Daian
Matei Daian

Player Profile

Bucharest, Romania

High School:
Saint Sava National College

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 240



2009-10: Game-by-Game Stats ... Played in 25 games, all as a reserve ... averaged 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... 14-27 from the field ... scored his first career basket against Cal Poly on Nov. 15 ... sank a key free throw in overtime against Kentucky on Nov. 25, resulting in the 12th tie of the game ... chipped in with a career-best six points on 3-3 shooting in 10 minutes versus Portland State on Nov. 29 ... against Washington on Jan. 14, scored five points and added a block off the bench in eight minutes ... matched career-high point total with six against Oregon State on Jan. 21, also grabbing three rebounds ... added another six points on 3-4 shooting in career-high 17 minutes against Oregon on Jan. 23.

2008-09: Game-by-Game Stats ... Played in six games ... averaged 0.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game ... made his collegiate debut against Texas Tech on Dec. 28, pulling down one rebound in three minutes ... scored his first collegiate point when he banked in the first of two free throw attempts at UCLA on Jan. 31, also pulling down a rebound in two minutes ... played three minutes in a win over Cal State Bakersfield on Feb. 10, grabbing one rebound ... in six minutes off the bench at Arizona State on Mar. 5, grabbed a rebound and produced perhaps his best defensive effort of the year ... grabbed three rebounds in a season-best 12 minutes off the bench against Boise State on Mar. 18.

High School: 2008 graduate of Saint Sava National College in Bucharest, Romania ... four-year letterwinner in basketball and also competed in soccer ... team captain his senior season ... led team in scoring as a junior ... competed in U18 European Championships (2005: Bulgaria, Division B and 2007: Spain, Division A) and U20 European Championships (2008: Romania, Division B) ... participated with club team CSS and Bucharest and was a member of national championship squads in 2004 and 2006.

Personal: Parents are Dorin and Sanda Daian ... both parents played collegiate basketball in Romania ... hobbies include reading, playing computer games and spending time with friends ... interested in studying economics, engineering and computer science.

Career Highs
Pts: 6, 3x, last vs. Oregon (1/23/10)
Rebs: 3, 2x, last vs. Oregon State (1/21/10)
Assists: 1, 2x, last vs. Washington State (2/11/10)
FG: 3, 3x, last vs. Oregon (1/23/10)
3-Pts.: -
FT: 2, at Arizona State (1/30/10)
Steals: 1, at Washington State (1/16/10)
Blocks: 1, 2x, last at Washington (1/14/10)
Mins: 17, vs. Oregon (1/23/10)