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#3 Manny Arop
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
High School: St. Mary's Secondary Catholic
Other College: Gonzaga
Experience: Transfer

2013-14: All-MVC Honorable Mention selection ... His 5.3 rebounds per game in MVC contests was tied for 11th while his 4.2 defensive rebounds per conference game ranked ninth ... Preseason All-MVC Honorable Mention selection ... Hit 6-of-8 shots from the field and scored 14 points with a career-best four assists in the season opening victory over Ball State ... Scored 13 points by hitting a trio of 3-pointers in the road victory over No. 21/22 Notre Dame ... Scored 10 points with three rebounds against Truman State ... Tallied 17 points by going 7-of-11 from the field at Anchorage-Alaska ... Scored 12 points at Eastern Illinois as he hit all six of his free throw attempts ... Tossed in nine points with six rebounds at Kansas City ... Paced the team with 16 points on the strength of a 7-of-12 shooting performance and tied a career-high with two blocked shots at Saint Louis ... Was just two points shy of his career best with 25 points in leading the Sycamores to a victory over IUPUI ... Scored 16 points off the bench to go with six rebounds in an 85-73 home court victory over Belmont ... Led the team with 18 points as he hit a trio of 3-pointers in the MVC opening victory over Loyola ... Paced the team with 16 points and six rebounds at Drake ... Scored 14 points to lead the team against Missouri State ... Hit a trio of 3-pointers to score 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Illinois State ... Reached double figures scoring with 11 points and a career-high three steals at Northern Iowa ... Paced the team with 16 points and nine rebounds at home against No. 2/4 Wichita State ... Scored 13 points against Drake ... Tallied 12 points and seven rebounds in the road victory over Bradley ... Led the team with five rebounds at Missouri State .... Posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in his final home game against UNI ... Scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the MVC Semifinal victory over SIU ... Tallied 18 points and seven rebounds against Wichita State in the MVC Championship Game ... Scored 12 points in the NIT at Arkansas.

 

2012-13: Named the MVC Newcomer Of The Week following his 18-point performance at IUPUI ...  Came back with his second consecutive MVC Newcomer Of The Week honor after leading the team in scoring at the Diamond Head Classic ... Averaged 12.0 points per game, which ranked 15th in the MVC ... Averaged 5.1 rebounds per game, which ranked 14th in the MVC ... Hit 79.6 percent of his free throws which ranked seventh in the MVC ... Pulled down 4.1 defensive rebounds per game which ranked ninth in the league ... His 12.3 ppg average in MVC games ranked 13th ... Posted 10 points as he earned his first career start at No. 13 UCLA with six rebounds, an assist as well a steal ... Scored four points with five rebounds against Winthrop ... Scored seven points against Truman State ... Recorded his first double-double as a Sycamore with a 13-point, 11-rebound performance at Ball State ... Posted his second double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds against No. 23/25 New Mexico ... Scored 19 points, hitting 6-of-13 shots from the field with six rebounds at Morehead State ... Tied for the team-lead with 18 points at IUPUI ... Tallied a career-high 27 points with four treys against Ole Miss ... Came back with 13 points against both nationally-ranked San Diego State and Miami ... Scored 10 points with four rebounds against Illinois State ... Tied for the team lead with 13 points at Creighton ... Scored 13 points with two assists and one steal against Bradley ... Paced the team with 16 points and tied career highs with two assists and two steals at Southern Illinois ... Scored 10 points with four rebounds against Missouri State ... Led the team with 19 points, hitting 7-of-9 shots from the field against Evansville ... Paced the team with 13 points and a career-high two blocked shots at Illinois State ... Scored 10 points against Northern Iowa ... Paced the team with 17 points on the strength of a 7-of-11 shooting effort from the field with six rebounds and a career-high tying two steals in the road victory over No. 14/15 Wichita State ... Scored 13 points, tying a career-high with six free throws made in the victory over No. 13/16 Creighton ... Hit a trio of 3-pointers to score 15 points at Missouri State ... Scored a team-high 17 points, tossing in 7-of-8 free throws against Wichita State ... Recorded his third double-double of the season with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Iona ... Paced the team with 13 points and four rebounds against Creighton in the MVC Tournament Semifinals.

 

2011-12: Sat out the season due to the NCAA transfer rule.

 

2010-11 (As A Sophomore): Appeared in 28 games for Gonzaga, getting the start in eight contests...scored 15 points and four rebounds against Marquette in 22 minutes of action...set a career-high 16 points on the road against nationally ranked Notre Dame...tied career-high with 10 rebounds at home against Oklahoma State...averaged 4.6 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game.

 

2009-10 (As a Freshman): Appeared in 31 games for Gonzaga... played a season-high 24 minutes at home against Wake Forest on a 4-for-8 night from the floor for a total of nine points... set a season-high with 13 points at home against San Diego State... season-high with 10 rebounds against CS Bakersfield in final regular season game...suffered a broken foot in West Coast Conference Tournament semifinal, had surgery and missed the NCAA Tournament...Played for Canada's Junior Men's National Team at the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Zealand, helping Canada to seventh place.

 

High School: Attended Ross Sheppard High in Edmonton, Alberta, but received his diploma from St. Mary's Secondary Catholic School in Hamilton, Ontario...moved to Hamilton where he played with Basketball Canada's National Elite Development Academy (NEDA) which is basically Canada's Junior National Team...set single-game scoring NEDA scoring record with 42 points, and in summer of 2008 played for Canada in the FIBA Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina...averaged 17.0 ppg to rank second, 10.2 rpg to rank third, shot 52.8 percent from the field on 23-for-58 and 87.5 percent from the line on 14-of-15 in the five tournament games as Canada placed fifth...had 21 points and 9 rebounds against the U.S. in the tourney.

 

Personal: Goes by Manny...his mother and four brothers left Sudan when he was 9-years-old and lived in Kenya prior to relocating to Regina, Saskatchewan...he spent a year in Edmonton, Alberta before joining Basketball Canada's NEDA program, which is a year-round junior development camp...has dual citizenship with Sudan and Canada ... majoring in Education.


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