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Maarty Leunen
Player Profile:
Maarty Leunen 17316
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
City/State: Redmond, Ore.
High School: Redmond HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Graduated: Maarty will complete his requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree in economics in the fall of 2007. All five Oregon seniors will graduate by the end of the 2007-08 season.

Career Notes: Ranks ninth in career steals with 93. Needs 97 more rebounds to enter Oregon’s career top 10. Needs 226 more points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Pan Am Games: Competed on the 2007 Pan American Games for Team USA.

2006-07: Took his game to the next level as a junior, leading the team in rebounding at 8.2 per game (fourth in the Pac-10), while scoring 10.8 points per game (fifth on UO) to earn all-Pac-10 honorable mention status. His 304 rebounds on the season was the most by an Oregon player in 31 years, since Greg Ballard grabbed 131 in 1975-76. Became just the sixth Duck to record a 300-rebound season. Also best on the team in steals with 51, which was tied for eighth on the UO single-season top 10. Led Oregon in rebounding 21 times. One of two players to start all 37 games. Shot .414 from three-point range (eighth in the Pac-10) and .786 from the free throw line. Had 11 double-figure rebounding games and nine double-doubles. Opened season with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Lehigh. Set a career-high with 17 rebounds Nov. 11 versus Cal State Northridge, and then did that one better by grabbing 18 boards Dec. 23 against Mercer. It was the most rebounds by an Oregon player in nearly 19 years -- since Randy Grant collected 18 boards Feb. 13, 1988, versus Arizona State. In addition to the 17 rebounds, also scored 18 points versus CSUN, coming close to becoming Oregon’s first 20-20 player since Greg Ballard in 1977. Had career-best five steals versus Portland State. Named to the Basketball Travelers Classic all-tournament team. Huge effort with 15 points and 12 rebounds in upset win at Georgetown. Recorded his best offensive game with a career-high 24 points to go with 14 rebounds Dec. 28 against Portland. Scored 14 points with seven boards in Oregon’s first win at Oregon State since 2004. Scored 18 points with seven rebounds in upset of No. 1 UCLA. Solid effort of 14 points and 14 rebounds helped Oregon win at No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 14. Grabbed 11 rebounds in impressive win at Washington State. Had 14 points and 10 rebounds in home win against Oregon State. Scored 13 points with five rebounds and five assists in Pac-10 semifinal win against California. In the NCAA Tournament: Three solid games helped Oregon advance to the Elite 8. Had 13 points and seven rebounds versus Miami (Ohio) and 12 points against Winthrop. Ninth double-double of the season (11 points, 10 rebounds) came in the Sweet 16 win versus Nevada-Las Vegas. An all-around player who willed his high school team to back-to-back state title games. Exceptional passing skills and court awareness for a big man. Not afraid to dribble the ball. Was the sixth Oregonian to sign with the Ducks since Ernie Kent became head coach in 1997.

2005-06: Great start and solid finish sandwiched around an ankle injury that limited him for a month during the Pac-10 season. Oregon’s top rebounder at 6.1 per game ranked 10th in the league. Was sixth on the squad in scoring at 7.2 points per game. Played in 31 games, starting 18. Of his nine double-figure scoring games, three came against California. Six double-figure rebounding games. Led Oregon in rebounding 17 times and in scoring twice. Named MVP of the season-opening Hispanic College Fund Classic, averaging nearly a double-double in three games. Opened season with 10 rebounds against Savannah State. Netted 15 points against Bowie State. Finished the event with his first double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) against eventual NCAA Tournament entrant Pacific. Collected a career-high 13 rebounds Nov. 26 versus Rice. Hit for 15 points and 11 rebounds for second double-double against Santa Clara. Best all-around game came Jan. 5 at California where he set career highs in points (17), assists (4) and blocks (3) and corralled 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Scored 11 points in the first half of the Jan. 7 game at Stanford before a sprained right ankle knocked him out for the next two games. Struggled to regain his early season form, but found his stroke against Cal again scoring 15 points with nine board Feb. 2. Matched career high with 17 points in Feb. 11 win at Arizona State. Grabbed 12 boards in Feb. 18 win versus Washington State. Had another big game against California in the Pac-10 tournament, tying a career high with 17 points.
 2004-05: One of three freshmen who saw action in all 27 games. Made four starts. Ranked fifth on the team in scoring (5.6 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (4.3 rpg). Led Ducks in rebounding four times. Scored a season-high 13 points in Dec. 31 win against USC. Netted 12 points against Washington and California at McArthur Court. Also had eight rebounds against the Huskies. Added 11 points and seven boards in 69-66 defeat of Washington State. Garnered 10 rebounds on three occasions: at Fresno State (nine points), home versus UCLA and at Washington. Summer notes: Played on the Global Games team with Chamberlain Oguchi and Bryce Taylor.

Before Oregon: Rated as the 60th-best player nationally by Rivals and the 91st-best by The Insiders. Rivals also rated him as the nation’s No. 14 power forward, while The Insiders listed him at No. 25. The Gatorade state player of the year in 2004. Led his Redmond High School team to back-to-back state 4A title games, winning in 2003, before falling short the next season. Averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior and 20 points and 10 boards as a junior. A two-time all-state selection by the Oregonian who was also that paper’s state player of the year in 2003. Also played two seasons of baseball.

 Personal: Born Maarten Arthur Leunen September 3, 1985, in Vancouver, Wash. Parents are Maarten and Marjorie Leunen. Three younger brothers. Is the first member of his family to go to college. Enjoys golfing. High School (Coach): Redmond (Kelly Bokn). Major is economics.

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