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#34 Gilles Dierickx
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ghent, Belgium
High School: West Hills Chaminade (Calif.)
Other College: Florida International
Experience: Transfer
Quick Notes
• Played as a freshman at Florida International for NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas.
• Averaged 2.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 29 games for FIU.
• Is the first player from Belgium at Washington.
• Transferred to Washington on June 29, 2012.
• Name pronounced JZEEL; Deer-EEKS

At Washington 2012-13 (Redshirt)
- Signed financial aid agreement on June 29, 2012 ... sat out the 2012-13 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

At Florida International 2011-12 (Freshman) - Averaged 2.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 29 games for Florida International as a freshman in 2011-12 ... made 15 starts, including the last nine games of the season for the Panthers ... was third on the team with 16 blocks ... shot 48.6% from the field - second-best on the team - and was 8-for-10 from the free throw line ... recorded career highs of 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks ... shot 55.6 percent (20-of-36) from the floor versus Sun Belt Conference foes ... grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go with six points at Arkansas State (2/18) ... tallied six points and seven rebounds at Arkansas-Little Rock ... recorded a career-best four blocked shots versus North Texas (2/9) ... registered a career-high eight points at Louisiana-Lafayette (1/14), shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe ... made first-career start at Oral Roberts (11/22) ... scored six points and grabbed three boards in his FIU debut versus George Mason (11/14) in the opening round of the 2011 Dick's Sporting Good NIT Tip-Off.

Personal and High School (West Chaminade) - Name pronounced JZEEL; Deer-EEKS ... born in Ghent, Belgium but moved to the United States to play basketball as a high school junior ... spent two seasons at West Hills Chaminade in West Hills, Calif. where he averaged 13.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks during his senior season for the Eagles ... was on the East roster for the 2011 "Battle of the Valley" All-Star Game ... averaged 7.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game as a junior ... son of Filip Dierickx and Ariane De Pauw and has one sister, Valerie. He plans on majoring in international business.
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