Pele Paelay
Pele  Paelay

Derwood, Md.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195




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Enters his senior season needing just 267 points to become the 13th career 1,000-point scorer in Coastal Carolina history... Starts the season wtih a 20-game double-figure scoring streak... 2005 Preseason All-Big South Conference selection...

2004-05: 2005 Big South Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Big South... Played in all 29 games, starting 28 of them... Led the league at 16.8 points per game and upped the average to 17.5 in Big South play... Also averaged a league-best 2.4 steals a game, ranking 27th nationally... Added 6.0 rebounds (sixth in the league) and 2.8 assists (11th) per contest, while hitting 43.6 percent of his shots, ranking 10th in the Big South... His 70 steals ranked sixth on the CCU single-season list... Also was in the Big South rankings in three-pointers made (1.38, 12th), blocked shots (15th, 0.55 bpg), offensive rebounds (12th, 1.93 rpg) and defensive rebounds (6th, 4.10 rpg)... Scored in double figures in 27 of 29 games, including all 16 Big South regular season games, and scored 20 or more points in nine games... Recorded five or more rebounds in 18 games... Posted a career-best 38 points on 14-for-23 shooting (including a career-high four three pointers), along with eight rebounds and two steals in a win at VMI (Jan. 10)... The 38 points at VMI were a league-best and tied for the sixth-highest single-game scoring in school history... Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds at Chaminade (Nov. 28), tying for the 10th best single-game effort in school annals... Had three double-doubles during the season, the first of his collegiate career... Had then career-highs of 27 points, 11 rebounds and six steals at Evansville (Nov. 21) and followed it up with 22 points and 11 boards at UNC Greensboro (Nov. 23)... Had 30 points on 11-for-18 shooting and added seven rebounds and one steal at Winthrop (Jan. 22)...

2003-04: Played in all but one game as a sophomore, starting in five of them... Averaged 5.5 points and 2.6 rebounds a game... Posted six games of 10 or more points, including a pair of season highs against Lees-McRae (Dec. 28) and High Point (Jan. 5)... Grabbed five or more rebounds in eight games, six of them in league play... Had 11 points and a career-high seven rebounds at Winthrop (Feb. 4)... Dished out a career best six assists at North Carolina (Dec. 30)... Ranked third on the team with 26 steals, including three on four separate occasions...

2002-03: Played in 24 games in his first season of college basketball, including starting two contests... Averaged 3.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game... Scored 11 points off the bench at UNC Asheville (Jan. 30), hitting on 5-of-7 from the field and adding three rebounds and three assists... Earned his first collegiate start the following game at Birmingham-Southern (Feb. 1) and made the most of it, scoring a career-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting and adding six rebounds, two blocks and three steals in 36 minutes of action... Also scored 15 in just 17 minutes of play against High Point (Feb. 10)... Played at least 10 minutes in seven consecutive games, averaging 10.0 points and 3.7 rebounds during that stretch of Big South action...

High School: A 2002 graduate of Magruder High School in Derwood, Maryland... Averaged 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in his senior season for the Colonels... Named Second Team All-Metro and All-County in 2002... Was selected to play in the D.C. Capital Classic All-Star basketball game... As a junior was MVP of the state Final Four, leading Magruder to the state title... Also excelled in soccer in high school where he was selected as the Washington Post D.C. Area Soccer Player of the Year as a senior... Won back-to-back state titles in both soccer and basketball...

Personal: Full name: Pele Paelay... Son of Pele and Christina Paelay... Born on June 15, 1984... Majoring in political science.



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