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#21 Matt Derenbecker
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Metairie, La.
High School: Metairie Park Country Day
Major: Journalism
Born: 08/30/1991
Matt Derenbecker Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/06/2011

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Nine double figure games in his first season ... Appeared in all 32 games, starting 16 ... Averaged 22.6 minutes per game, 6.5 points per game and 2.1 rebounds a contest ... Made 36 treys (36-107, 33.6 percent) ... Best scoring night came at Ole Miss (Feb. 9) when he played 37 minutes, hitting 6-of-10 field goals, including 5-of-7 treys in a 19-point effort ... Top three scoring efforts came on the road, hitting for 17 at Rice (12/29) with three treys and 15 at Auburn (1/8) in the conference opener, also hitting three treys ... Averaged 8.3 points a game in league play.

PRIOR TO LSU
Averaged 25.5 points per game and 9.9 rebounds a game in winning the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year for a second straight year ... Three-time member of the Louisiana-All-State basketball squad in Class 1A and state's outstanding player in the classification in 2010 ... Coach at Metairie Park was Mike McGuire ... The Cajuns reached the championship game in Class 1A State Finals at the Top 28 in Lafayette in March 2010 ... Derenbecker also won the Gatorade award for the state after his junior season ... As a junior averaged 20.3 points per game, 11.3 rebounds ... Scored 31 points and had nine rebounds and was honored as Class 1A title game MVP in the 2009 Top 28 title game win over Arcadia ... Listed by Rivals.com as one of the "most versatile" among incoming SEC Frosh ... Ranked in the top 100 players by ESPNU for the coming season among college signees.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 30, 1991 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Son of John and Trina Derenbecker ... Brothers Rob and Parke ... Father, John Derenbecker, played basketball at Vanderbilt in the early 1980s ... Anticipated major at LSU is mass communications ... Listed the "coaches and location" as his main influences in selecting LSU ... Hobbies include eating and watch television and his favorite food is "Greek" ... Favorite NBA team is the New Orleans Hornets and favorite NBA player is Manu Ginobili ... Favorite athlete in other sports is new Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush ... Lists his best non-athletic talent as singing.

Top Career Performances
Points
19, vs. Ole Miss, 2/9/11

Rebounds
8, at Auburn, 1/8/11

Field Goals Made
6, twice

3 PT FG Made
5, at Ole Miss, 2/9/11

Free Throws Made
4, twice

Assists
3, four times

Blocks
1, vs. Centenary, 11/24/10

Steals
4, vs. Ole Miss, 1/22/11

Minutes Played
38, at Auburn, 1/8/11

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 19, at Ole Miss, 2/9/11
2. 17, at Rice, 12/29/10
3. 15, at Auburn, 1/8/11
4. 14, vs. Ole Miss, 1/22/11
4. 14, vs. Nicholls, 11/16/10
6. 13, at Arkansas, 2/11/11
6. 13, at Tennessee, 1/26/11
8. 12, vs. Arkansas, 1/12/11
9. 10, at Alabama, 1/29/11
10. 9, at South Alabama, 11/28/10

 

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