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Blondy Baruti
23   Blondy Baruti

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Mesa HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 218

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/13/1991

Experience:
1L


TULSA -- Earned a letter as a true freshman in the 2010-11 season . . . red-shirted during the 2011-12 campaign . . . declared medically unable to continue playing career prior to 2012-13 season.

2011-12 -- Sat out the season due to red-shirt.

2010-11 -- Played in 13 games in his true freshman season, while averaging 6.7 minutes of playing time . . . scored nine points and grabbed 18 rebounds for a 1.4 average on the season . . . made his collegiate debut against Oklahoma State, playing seven minutes and scoring three points with one rebound and one blocked shot . . . blocked three shots and grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes against Princeton (12/12) . . . also blocked two shots in three minutes and grabbed a rebound against Tulane (2/26) . . . matched a career-high with four rebounds and scored two points with a block at Marshall (2/23) . . . tallied a career-high four rebounds in nine minutes against Houston (2/5).

HIGH SCHOOL -- Was a two-year letterwinner at Mesa High School . . . averaged 10.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots per game his senior season . . . also shot 59-percent from the field and 72-percent from the free throw line . . . earned honorable mention all-state and all-region honors as a senior . . . helped lead his team to a 25-5 record as a senior . . . teamed with current Tulsa teammate Donte Medder at Mesa High School in 2008-09 . . . the 2008-09 season was his first year of high school competition . . . averaged over 10 points and 8 rebounds in his junior season . . . high school coach was Shane Burcar.

PERSONAL -- Favorite NBA team is the Oklahoma City Thunder . . . his favorite NBA player is Serge Ibaka . . . his favorite sport to watch besides basketball is soccer . . . enjoys watching ESPN and NBA TV . . . his favorite sport other than basketball to play is soccer . . . mother's name is Annie . . . born on January 13, 1991 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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