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Matt Freije - PF, 6'10, 240
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
       Date of birth: 10/02/1981
       Country: USA/Lebanon
     Drafted (NBA): 53rd pick, 2004
     Out of: Vanderbilt
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

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   The 2010 Puerto Rican BSN Season
2010-06-07

Matt Freije - 13 games, 35.2 mpg, 15.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.0 fpg, 0.6 bpg, 0.5 spg, 39% FG, 35% 3PT, 83% FT

[...] McGowan was released for the returning Fizer, who was then released himself for Vanderbilt's Matt Freije. Freije, now a Lebanese national team member, makes a career out of gigs like this now, and he and Braggs (whose career has been like this for a long time) were Guaynabo's imports for the playoffs. It didn't stop them from being swept, however.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 24
2010-02-25

[C.J.] Giles has since moved to Lebanon, where he is averaging 16.4 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 26 minutes per game for Al Riyadi. In a previous entry I said that Matt Freije also played for Al Riyadi, but this is not strictly true; Freije is under contract to Al Riyadi but will only play in certain tournaments; specifically, the Hariri Tournament, the Aleppo Tournament, the Dubai Tournament, the Waba Championship and the Asian Club Championships. He will only play Lebanese league games once the playoffs start. No, I don't know why either.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 23
2010-02-24

- Matt Freije

Freije is playing in his homeland, Lebanon. Despite being born in Bismarck, North Dakota, Freije has some kind of ties to Lebanon in his heritage and now represents them at international level. I have absolutely no numbers for Freije's play with the Lebanese club Sporting Al Riyadi, but at the Asian Championships this summer, Freije averaged 15.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. He also likes to spend his summers in Puerto Rico, where he averaged 20.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in 30 games last year.

Freije has a Canadian/Lebanese teammate called Omar El Turk, who sounds more like an Anchorman character.

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