Fernando Malaman Athlete Profile

#15 Fernando Malaman

Fernando Malaman
Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 2005-2007 Hometown: Limeira Last School: Arizona Western Col.

Personal

Parents are Hipolito and Eliana Scherrer Malaman ... has one brother and one sister ... sports hero is late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna ... began playing basketball at 11 years old ... enjoys chatting online with friends and family ... recruited by South Florida, San Diego and Southern Mississippi ... exercise science major.

Before BYU

ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE: Named a second-team NJCAA Region I and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference pick in 2005 while helping the Matadors win the ACCAC and Region I titles and earn the No. 1 ranking in the final regular-season poll ... helped Arizona Western achieve 52 victories during his two-year stay in Yuma, Ariz., including a berth in the NJCAA Tournament before finishing 31-3, the school's best record in more than 30 years ... averaged 9.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 2004-05 on a team that featured two NJCAA All-Americans ... was also an NJCAA Region I and ACCAC honorable-mention selection as a freshman.
CLQ-PIRACICABA HIGH SCHOOL: Attended CLQ-Piracicaba High School in Brazil.

Summary

A power forward with shooting range on the perimeter, Fernando Malaman made 15 starts in 54 games for BYU, averaging 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in his two seasons as a Cougar. He played in 25 games and averaged 9.1 minutes, 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game as a senior in 2006-07 on BYU's Mountain West Conference Championship team. As a junior, he made 15 starts in 2005-06, posting 7.0 points on a team-best .525 shooting from the floor while adding 3.7 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game. Malaman transferred from Arizona Western College, following in the footsteps of fellow Brazilian big man Rafael Araujo, who played for the Cougars from 2002-04.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 17 vs. BSU (2006)
FG MADE: 7 vs. BSU (2006)
FG ATT: 11 at UNLV (2006)
FG %: .800 (4-5) vs. SUU, at CSU (2006)
3FG MADE: 2 vs. BSU, at WSU, vs. LMU (2006)
3FG ATT: 3 at Lamar (2007), vs. BSU, at WSU, vs. LMU, SDSU, vs. Utah-MWC (2006)
3FG %: .667 (2-3) three times, last vs. Boise State (2006)
FT MADE: 5 vs. Portland (2007)
FT ATT: 6 vs. Portland (2007)
FT %: 1.000 (4-4) at USC (2006)
REB: 10 at Lamar (2007)
ASSISTS: 4 vs. LMU (2006)
BLOCKS: 6 vs. Weber State (2006)
STEALS: 4 vs. CSU (2006)
MINUTES: 33 vs. BSU (2006)
MALAMAN YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct
2005-06 29-15 626--21.6 85-162 .525 18-42 .429 16-23 .696
2006-07 25-0 228--9.1 21-56 .375 3-15 .200 13-17 .765
Total 54-15 854--15.8 106-218 .486 21-57 .368 29-40 .725
Year Off-Def-Tot--Avg PF-FO A--Avg TO Blk Stl Pts--Avg
2005-06 27-79-106--3.7 74-1 24--0.8 35 29 24 204--7.0
2006-07 15-32-47--1.9 33-1 10--0.4 15 13 7 58--2.3
Total 42-111-153--2.8 107-2 34--0.7 50 42 31 262--4.9



2005-2006 | Junior Year

Led BYU in field-goal percentage (.525) and shot .429 (18-for-42) on treys, second on the team ... would have been fourth in the Mountain West Conference in field-goal percentage (.525) but was two makes short of the 87 required to be ranked ... was eighth in blocked shots (1.0) while leading BYU in blocks (29) ... scored in double figures in nine games while leading the Cougars in rebounds three times and points and assists once each ... named Academic All-MWC ... went a career-high 2-for-2 from the field to score 4 points at Houston in the NIT, posting 3 rebounds and 1 block in 16 minutes ... recorded 9 points against Utah in the MWC Tournament while posting 1 rebound and 1 block ... made his first two shots of the game while scoring BYU's last 5 points of the first half ... posted 5 rebounds, 2 points, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in 20 minutes against New Mexico ... contributed across the board against Colorado State, recording 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and a career-high 4 steals in 31 minutes off the bench ... scored in double figures for the eighth time this season with 10 points against San Diego State while recording 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 20 minutes ... posted 5 rebounds, 4 points and 1 assist in 18 minutes at UNLV ... had 2 points and 3 rebounds, 2 on the offensive glass, in 13 minutes vs. UNLV ... played 19 minutes at New Mexico, recording 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block ... tied his career highs with 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 3 steals at Colorado State while adding 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block ... recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist off the bench against TCU ... pulled down a career-high 8 rebounds against Wyoming while scoring 8 points ... led BYU with 13 points and a career-high 7 rebounds in 20 minutes at UNLV, going 6-for-11 from the field ... went 4-for-6 from the field to score 8 points against Utah while adding 1 rebound in 20 minutes ... contributed across the board at Air Force with 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block ... had his fourth double-figure scoring game with 10 points while contributing across the board with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal in 28 minutes vs. Tulsa ... scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal in 28 minutes vs. Eastern Washington ... had career highs of 6 blocks (most by a BYU player since Shawn Bradley in 1991-92) and 6 rebounds along with 5 points, hitting his only trey, in 23 minutes vs. Weber State ... scored 7 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including a make on his only three-point attempt of the game, while adding 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 4 blocks against Northern Kentucky ... recorded career-highs of 17 points, 3 blocks and 33 minutes while going 7-for-10 from the field against Boise State and tying his career best with 5 rebounds ... scored 7 points in 17 minutes at USC with 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal ... took only two shots, making his lone three attempt with 1:41 left to cut USC's once 18-point second-half lead to 1 point at 65-64 ... took his first free throws of the year and went a perfect 4-for-4, including two pressure makes with 23 seconds left to bring BYU back to within two points at 70-68 ... scored 4 points on 2-for-3 shooting with 2 steals and 1 rebound in 23 minutes vs. Lamar in the Delta Center ... scored 9 points on 4-for-5 shooting with 4 rebounds and 1 steal in 27 minutes vs. SUU ... started and went 6-for-8 from the field while scoring a career-high 14 points and adding a team-high 5 rebounds at Washington State ... against Loyola Marymount, assisted a Trent Plaisted dunk with a quick interior pass on a break and fed Mike Rose on a backdoor cut for an easy layin for 2 of his 4 team-leading assists ... came off the bench in BYU's two exhibitions before earning the start in BYU's first regular-season game.

2006-2007 | Senior Year

Played in 25 games averaging 9.1 minutes, 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game ... scored in 15 of the 25 games he played in ... played double-digit minutes in 11 games, averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in those contests ... led BYU in rebounds once with a career-high 10 at Lamar ... made his only shot attempt of the night to score 2 points in 1 minute of action against TCU in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... played 5 minutes against Utah in the final home game of his BYU career ... made his only shot attempt of the night to score 2 points in 4 minutes at Colorado State ... played 12 minutes at UNLV, recording 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal ... posted 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 14 minutes against TCU ... posted a season-high 3 blocks while adding 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 19 minutes against San Diego State ... scored 5 points against Oral Roberts, draining a three--pointer and going 2-for-2 from the free-throw line, to go along with 3 rebounds and 1 steal ... posted 2 points, 2 blocks and 1 rebounds against Liberty, marking the fourth time this year he has recorded 2 blocked shots in a game ... had 2 points and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes vs. Western Oregon ... played 10 minutes against Utah State, recording 5 points and 2 blocks ... pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at Lamar while posting 5 points, 2 blocks and 1 steal in a season-best 24 minutes of action ... made his first three-pointer of the year after leading BYU in three-point percentage last season ... played 9 minutes against Michigan State, posting 2 rebounds and 1 blocked shot ... made his only shot attempt of the night while pulling down 4 rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench against San Jose State ... pulled down 2 rebounds and dished out 1 assist in 6 minutes at Boise State ... scored 6 points with 1 rebound and 1 assist vs. SUU while registering a season-best 3 steals to share team-high honors with Jimmy Balderson ... made a career-high 5 free throws on a career-most 6 attempts while recording 7 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots vs. Portland ... went 3-for-5 from the field to score 6 points in BYU's home opener against Idaho State while adding 2 assists and 1 rebounds in 11 minutes ... made his only shot attempt of the night at No. 5 UCLA, recording 2 points and 1 rebound in 6 minutes.