Santa Catarina, Brazil
As a Junior (2006-07)
Started 3-of-14 games played…missed the final 13 games of the season after suffering a knee injury (ACL) Jan. 17…averaged 1.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 8.9 minutes per game…started games against Stetson (12/16), Binghamton (12/20) and Louisville (12/23)…scored a season-high seven points, hitting two field goals and three free throws against Lafayette (11/25)…recorded a season-high six rebounds against Binghamton (12/20)…pulled down two or more rebounds in seven games.
Fort Smith Junior College
Played last season at Fort Smith Junior College in Fort Smith, Ark…averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds for the 2005-06 NJCAA National Champions…Dean’s list selection in the
Played his high school basketball at Colegio Bom Jesus in Santa Catarina, Brazil…averaged 22 points, nine rebounds and three assists in leading team to a 27-3 record and the state championship…named tournament MVP…also played on his high school soccer team which finished second in the state…coached by Kelvin Soares.
Nickname is “Dirk”…enjoys watcing soccer games on TV in his free time…chose Miami because of the ACC and the school’s proximity to Brazil…favorite athlete is Dirk Nowitzki…favorite sports team is Flamengo (Brazilian soccer team)…lists Tom Hanks as his favorite actor.