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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Valdir Manuel




225 lbs.




Luanda, Angola

Previous School

Harcum College

PRIOR TO NEW MEXICO (2018-20 at Harcum College): Competed for two seasons at Harcum College … named to the 2018-19 NCJAA All-American Second Team … averaged 21.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest as a sophomore in 2019-20 … left Harcum 12th all-time in scoring with 769 points, third in rebounds (504), fourth in career blocked shots (107) … helped his team to a 26-5 record in 2019-20.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for The Patrick School where he helped lead his team to the 2017 State Tournament of Champions title … averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game … helped his club to a FIBA U16 gold medal in Madagascar … competed in the U17 FIBA World Cup … helped his U20 Angola National Team to a gold medal in the Afrobasket Championship.

PERSONAL: Born on May 5 in Terra Nova, Angola … mother is Carlota Victoriano … Has two siblings, Bryce and Kimy … favorite athlete is Anthony Davis … favorite food is Chipotle … favorite movie is Planet of the Apes.