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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
San Diego States Womens Basketball Malia Nahinu
Hometown: Hayward, Calif.
High School: Moreau Catholic
Last College: Arizona
Team's tallest player on the roster at 6-6 ... A good offensive player with the ability to face up and shoot a three-pointer ... Has great length and can block shots ... Will sit out the upcoming year after transferring from Arizona, where she was teammates with Courtney Clements. In 2009-10
Utilized her redshirt campaign after transferring from Arizona. At Arizona (2008-09)
Appeared in five contests in her only season with the Wildcats ... Shot 62.5 percent from the field and a perfect 1.000 at the free-throw line ... In the Wildcats' final home game against Washington, she had a career-best 13 points, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal in only 16 minutes of action. At Marin Catholic High School
A four-year letterwinner at Moreau Catholic High in the Bay Area ... Scored 1,615 points as a prep, ranking third all-time in school history ... As a senior, led the Mariners to a 25-3 record and a league championship, averaging 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots ... McDonald's All-America nominee, Hayward Area Athletic League Player of the Year and two-time Cal-Hi Sports all-state player in Division IV ... Played club basketball for the East Bay Explosion ... Four-year honor roll member at Moreau Catholic. Personal
Malia Marie Nahinu was born Aug. 21, 1990, in Daly City, Calif. ... Daughter of Paul and Yvette Nahinu ... Majoring in communications at SDSU.