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Lorenzo Mata-Real
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Lorenzo Mata-Real 1460437
Position: Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Park, CA
High School: South Gate


Started at center in all 36 games on the year ... registered a career-high 16 rebounds to go along with nine points, three blocks and an assist in a win over Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 5) ... tallied 10 points, seven rebounds, a career-high-tying four blocks and two steals in 24 minutes in a win over UC Riverside (Dec. 3) ... had his first career double-double with a career-high 12 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds in a win over Kentucky (Nov. 21) ... followed that game with nine points and 10 rebounds in a win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 22) ... had six points and four rebounds before fouling out in 23 minutes against Texas A&M (the first time a Bruin fouled out during the season, eighth game) ... had a career-high tying 12 points and a personal-best in Pac-10 play of eight rebounds in a win at USC (Jan. 13) ... had seven points, three rebounds and two blocks before fouling out for the second time on the year in 25 minutes in a loss at Stanford (Jan. 28) ... scored 10 points and added four rebounds and two blocks in a win at Arizona State (Feb. 15) ... had 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a win at No. 19 Arizona (Feb. 17) ... scored a career-high 14 points, making a career-high eight free throws on nine attempts in a win over California (Feb. 22) ... had eight points and nine rebounds in a win over Pittsburgh in the Sweet Sixteen (Mar. 22) ... shot 37.2 percent (35-of-94) from the free-throw line on the season ... led the team in field goal percentage, shooting 64.2 percent (102-of-159) from the floor ... shot 68.0 percent (51-of-75) from the field in Pac-10 games ... was second on the team and 18th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (5.4 rpg) ... led the squad and ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in blocks (1.2 bpg).

Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Oct. 12, 2006; was sidelined four-to-five weeks and returned in time for the season-opener versus BYU ... missed two early season games in 2005-06 with a concussion (versus Coppin State and Nevada); also sat out 14 games from mid-January through early March with a non-displaced plateau fracture in the right tibia, suffered in the Washington State game on Jan. 12, 2006.

Played in 21 games, making eight starts ... averaged 3.6 ppg and 3.9 rpg ... in 22 minutes against Drexel, he had eight points, tied his season-high with eight rebounds and a recorded a career-best two steals ... in his second career start vs. Albany, had two rebounds and two blocked shots ... he started and played 10 minutes at Michigan, finishing with six rebounds, one steal and one block ... against Wagner, he came off the bench (he had the flu the day before the game) to contribute a career-high 11 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes ... in 19 minutes as a starter vs. Sacramento State, he contributed six points, seven rebounds, one steal and a career-best four blocked shots ... in 15 minutes as a starter vs. Stanford, he had six points, four rebounds and three blocks ... earned the start against California and had four points and a game high-tying five rebounds in 21 minutes ... in 19 minutes at Arizona, he had nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block ... in 27 minutes at Arizona State, he contributed seven points, seven rebounds and two blocks ... in a career-best 29 minutes against Washington State, he had three points, four rebounds and two blocks; late in the game, he was in a collision with Jordan Farmar that resulted in a non-displaced plateau fracture and forced him to miss 14 games ... returned to action in the Pac-10 quarterfinals vs. Oregon State, playing five minutes (two points, two blocks) ... in the Pac-10 title win over California, he had two points and one rebound in nine minutes ... in eight minutes vs. Belmont in the NCAA first round, he had two points, two rebounds, one steal and one block ... played seven minutes vs. Alabama and took an important charge ... in the win over Gonzaga, he had three points, one rebound and one block in 10 minutes ... in the victory over Memphis, he had four points, six rebounds and one block in nine minutes ... in 17 minutes vs. LSU, he had two points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks ... against Florida, he had two points and five rebounds in nine minutes.

In 21 games (one start), Mata averaged 2.1 points and 2.8 rebounds and shot a team-high .567 (17-30) from the field and .500 (10-20) from the foul line ... he averaged 11.6 rebounds per 40 minutes of action ... Mata led the Bruins in rebounding in two games (7 at Oregon and Oregon State) ... he made 12 of his final 19 (.632) field goal attempts ... he missed five of the last six games (with a non-displaced sternum fracture) ... Mata missed the Chicago State and Western Illinois games with a sprained left ankle ... in his first collegiate game vs. UC Irvine, Mata played seven minutes with one rebound and blocked shot ... against Boston College, Mata played 18 minutes and tallied four points and five rebounds ... versus Pepperdine, Mata had season-highs in minutes (22), and rebounds (11) and added seven points, one block and one steal ... in nine minutes vs. Michigan, he had four points ... in his first start versus Michigan State, Mata played 15 minutes, with six rebounds ... in 10 minutes at Oregon State, Mata had three points, a team-high tying seven rebounds and one steal ... in 20 minutes at Oregon, Mata had five points, a team-high tying seven rebounds, one assist and a game-high two blocked shots ... in eight minutes vs. Washington State, he had two points in eight minutes ... in 19 minutes against Washington, Mata had four points, four rebounds and one block ... at Arizona State, he had two points, one rebound, one rebound and one block in five minutes ... against California, he had two points, four rebounds and one block in 12 minutes ... in the win at USC, he scored a career-high eight points and added four rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes ... at Washington State, he had one rebound in five minutes ... at Washington, he grabbed three rebounds in 10 minutes ... he played the final two minutes against Arizona State ... in six minutes against Arizona, he had two points, two rebounds and one steal ... he did not play at California due to a sternum injury ... in four minutes at Stanford, he had two rebounds and one blocked shot ... he did not play vs. USC, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Oregon or in the Pac-10 Tournament vs. Oregon State (non-displaced fracture of his sternum) ... against Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament, he played the final minute ... in the preseason, he was the Athlon No. 25 incoming freshman in the nation.

High School
2004 - Under coach Sal Serrano, Mata averaged 25.0 points and 18.0 rebounds and was the InsidersHoops.com No. 2 West Coast power forward, Mata led the Rams to an 18-8 overall record, an unbeaten Eastern League mark and one playoff victory ... in an L.A. City Sectional quarterfinal game, future UCLA teammate Josh Shipp's Fairfax HS team defeated South Gate, 89-85 (Mata had 19 points and 12 rebounds) ... a determined rebounder and shot blocker, he earned CalHi Sports All-State and was a member of the Los Angeles Times All-Star Boys Basketball team ... his senior preseason honors included -- PrepWestHoops No. 2 power forward in the West and HoopScoop No. 38 power forward in the United States.
2003 - As a junior, he had 25 double/doubles (points/rebounds in 26 games) and averaged 25.0 points, 18.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocked shots ... Mata led South Gate to its first City Section playoff victory in 11 years ... he earned All-Los Angeles City Section and was a Long Beach Press-Telegram first-team performer.

Full name: Full name: Lorenzo Mata-Real ... born Feb. 27, 1986 ... right-handed ... mother: Reyna Real ... majoring in history.


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