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Prospect Profile:
Rafael Araujo (Ha-fay-el Ar-RU-joe)
Selected with No. 8 overall pick by Toronto Raptors

Full Name: Rafael Paulo Araujo
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 6-11 (2.11 m) / 290 (131.4 kg)
Birthdate: August 12, 1980 (Curitiba, Brazil)
High School: Padre Anacleto HS (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
College: Brigham Young
(Brazil)
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Arizona Western
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 32 27 150 232 .647 84 143 .587 2 5 .400 269 22 24 32 386 12.1
2001-02 31 28 220 386 .570 101 149 .678 14 49 .286 331 29 37 32 555 17.9
Totals 63 55 370 618 .599 185 292 .634 16 54 .296 600 51 61 64 941 14.9
Brigham Young
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 32 32 155 278 .558 70 109 .642 3 11 .273 286 38 45 15 383 12.0
2003-04 30 30 211 368 .573 122 169 .722 8 30 .267 303 37 43 25 552 18.4
Totals 62 62 366 646 .567 192 278 .691 11 41 .268 589 75 88 40 935 15.1

A member of the Brazilian National Team that participated in the 2002 World Basketball Championship in Indianapolis.

Career Highlights: Named Mountain West Co-Player of the Year and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the Associated Press as a senior. Named Second Team All-America by Basketball Times. Registered 24 career double-doubles. Completed collegiate career at Brigham Young after playing first two seasons at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz..

Senior (2003-04): Led team in scoring (18.4 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg, ranking 11th nationally). Paced team in scoring 19 times and in rebounding 25 times. Posted 16 double-doubles. Scored career-high 32 points and grabbed career-high 17 rebounds in a win over Oklahoma State. Led team with 24 points and 12 rebounds against Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2002-03): Averaged 12.0 points and led team with 8.9 rebounds (ranking second in the conference). Recorded eight double-doubles. Registered season-high 31 points on 13-for-16 shooting at Air Force. Led team with 22 points and 15 rebounds against UNLV.

Sophomore (2001-02): At Arizona Western, averaged 17.9 points and 10.7 rebounds. Led team to a 28-3 record and a top 10 national ranking. Named Region MVP and Second Team NJCAA All-America.

Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 12.1 points and a team-leading 8.4 rebounds.

Strengths: Wide-bodied post player with great strength and surprising athletic ability. Never shies away from contact. Runs the floor well and can play with his back to the basket.

Personal: Majoring in recreation management. Wife’s name is Cheyenne. Enjoys playing soccer and is a big fan of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup Championship Team.


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