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#35
Matt Freije

6-9, 230, Junior, Forward

 

Hometown - Overland Park, Kan.

High School - Shawnee Mission West

Vanderbilt Record Book
•Top freshman and sixth overall in single-season blocks with 28
•5th in single-season blocks a game with 1.04 blocks per game (2000-01)
•6th in single-season freshman rebounding with 4.4 boards a game
•10th in single-season freshman scoring with 10.4 points per game

SEC Rankings
•Overall, 12th in scoring (15.1) and seventh in FT percentage (.768)
•In SEC games, 14th in scoring (13.6), T19th in rebounding (5.3) and sixth in FT percentage (.774)

2001-2002 Notes
•Named Third-Team All-SEC by the SEC coaches
•Earned first SEC Player of the Week award Jan. 21
•Led team with 15.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game
•Scored in double figures in five of the final six games, averaging 17.5 points per game
•Versus Houston, didn’t score in double figures for first time in five games
•His eight rebounds at Arkansas was the most for him since pulling down eight at South Carolina, a span of 11 games
•He made 6-of-8 from the free-throw line at Arkansas, which was the most in both categories since making 12-of-14 against Georgia
•His game-high 18 points at Tennessee was the most for him since scoring a career-high 29 points against Auburn; then followed with 19 points at home against Kentucky
•Tied for team lead in scoring (17) & rebounding (7) at Kentucky and his three treys tied a season high
•Only Commodore to score in double figures at Florida (10), where he led team in scoring for the first time in five games and reached 50 percent from the field for the first time in six games
•Played fewest minutes (19) and scored fewest points (7) at home against Tennessee, ending his run as the only SEC player to score in double figures in every start this season
•Played a career-high 36 minutes at Ole Miss
•Against Auburn, set or tied career highs in points (29), three-point field goals (3), three-point attempts (5), free throws made (12), free-throw attempts (14) and minutes (35)
•His 29 points against Auburn is the most for a Commodore since Dan Langhi scored 32 points March 1, 2000, against Georgia
•Against South Carolina, he led the team in both scoring and rebounding for the fifth time this season
•Scored all 10 of his points at Alabama in the final 4:59
•Scored a then-career-high 22 points in back-to-back games against Tulane and American
•Three times has missed a double-double by just one rebound (Cal Poly, Centenary, Morehead State)
•His 39 career blocks leaves him nine short of the school’s top-10
•Only Commodore to start every game this season
•Led team in scoring a team-high 13 times, rebounding a team-high 14 times, assists two times, steals seven times and blocked shots eight times

2000-2001 Notes
*Just the fifth Commodore to be named to SEC's All-Freshman Team
*Led team in three-point FG percentage (.390) and blocks (28) and was second in free-throw percentage (.792) and field-goal percentage (.497)
*First career double-double against Birmingham Southern with career-highs in points (22) and rebounds (11)
*Missed three games with a stress fracture in right leg
*Saw action in 27 games
*Led team in blocks a team-high 15 times, scoring six times and rebounding four times

Shawnee Mission West High School
Averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as a senior and 16 points and 8 rebounds as a junior...Led Shawnee Mission West High School to the Kansas 6A state championship game as a junior...Followed that up with another state playoff appearance as a senior...Named Mr. Basketball by the Kansas Coaches Association...First-Team All-State...Metro Player of the Year...MVP of the Sunflower League...Finished career as the school's all-time leading rebounder...Team captain as a senior.

Worth Knowing
Is the second oldest of seven kids...Also is one of only two boys in his family...His older sister, Becky, attends Washburn University.

 
Year G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct
2000-01 27-18 645-23.9 98-197 .497 23-59 .390 61-77 .792
2001-02 32-32 939-29.3 171-367 .466 33-97 .340 109-142 .768
Totals 59-50 1584-26.8 269-564 .477 56-156 .359 170-219 .776

 

OR/DR Reb-Avg PF-D A TO BS S Pts PPG
43/77 104-4.4 58-2 16 35 28 5 280 10.4
44/120 164-5.1 85-2 35 55 11 26 484 15.1
87/197 284-4.8 143-4 51 90 39 31 764 12.9

 

 


 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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