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#10 Berend Weijs
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands
High School: Ichthus HS
Experience: 1 Letter
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11) - Athletic big man who runs extremely well and gets off floor very quickly... Finished two seconds off school-record time of Greivis Vasquez in preseason 5K run... Had 19 blocks in 120 minutes this season... Extends to 6.3 bpg over 40-minute game... Had 4 blocks and 5 rebounds in 14 minutes in exhibition win over Florida Southern (11/1)... Played 4 minutes vs. Seattle Univ. (11/8) in opener with 3 blocks and 4 points... Had 2 points, 3 boards and block in 10 minutes in win over Maine (11/14)... Scored on a 3-point play in 2-minute stint vs. Pittsburgh (11/18)... Season-highs in points (6), rebounds (4) vs. Delaware State (11/23), also 2 blocks in 9 mins.... Best game to date vs. UNCG (12/8) with 7 points, 3 boards, 4 blocks, 2 assists in 13 minutes... 4 points with 3 blocks and 2 rebounds in 9 minutes vs. NJIT (12/22)... Matched season-best with 13 minutes vs. Colgate (1/4), 3-3 FG on way to 6 points... 2 blocks in 2-minute stint at Wake Forest (1/12)... Late bucket in ACC road win at Virginia (1/27)... Season-high 5 rebounds with 2 points (1-4 FG) in 12 minutes vs. Longwood (2/9)... Bucket, board and block in 3 minutes off the bench vs. Virginia (3/5).

BEFORE MARYLAND - Set a school record with 119 blocked shots in 27 games for Harcum, which spent some time ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NJCAA rankings... Finished 5th in the nation in blocked shots... Averaged 6.1 points and 5.6 rebounds as a sophomore, leading the team in rebounds and blocks... Harcum was 27-3 in 2009-10 and 22-10 the year prior... Played in 21 games for Harcum as a freshman... NJCAA Academic All-American... Played high school basketball at Ichthus in the Netherlands... Junior college coach was Drew Kelly.

PERSONAL - Born in Zaandam, Netherlands... Parents are Fenny Eikendal and Ernst Weijs... Has an older sister Lisette... Lists signing at Maryland as his biggest sports thrill so far... Majoring in agricultural and resource economics... Recipient of the William Franey Director's Circle Scholarship... Sports hero is Larry Bird... Advice to youngers would be that nothing is impossible... Pronunciation is "BEAR-und WEISS."

WEIJS' CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonGP-GSMin-AvgFG-APct3FG-APctFT-APctOR-DRReb-AvgPF-DQAstTOBlkStlPts-Avg
2010-1123-0120-5.220-34.5880-0.0002-6.33312-1426-1.120-04819142-1.8

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