#33 Manuel Gandara

Class: SR
Height: 6'8
Weight: 210
Position: F
Hometown/ High School: Tintillo Guaynabo, P.R./ St. Stanislaus

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Pre-Loyola:

Attended St. Stanislaus College Prep in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi… Lettered one year in basketball under head coach Jay Ladner… Helped the Rock-A-Chaw to a 27-8 record and state runners-up… Posted season highs were 22 points and 21 rebounds... Set a St. Stanislaus record with 17 blocks in a single game.

Loyola:

2012-13 Season:
Played in 28 games during his junior season… Scored a career high eight points against William Carey on January 10… Averaged 2.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game… Had 15 blocks on the season… Collected a career high nine rebounds against Lee University on November 30… Named to the SSAC All-Academic Team… Recognized as a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.

2011-12 Season:
Played in 21 games during his sophomore season, averaged 1.4 points and 7.2 minutes per game… Scored a season high six points in the 81-55 win over AUM on January 28 and in the 73-66 victory over Brewton Parker on January 6… Remained perfect from the free-throw line in his career, finishing 8-8 in his sophomore season… Named to the SSAC All-Academic Team.

2010-11 Season:
Appeared in 16 games, starting one, while averaging 7.6 minutes per game in his freshman year… Second on the team in blocks with 17, including a season best of 8 against Emmanuel on Nov. 19… Grabbed a season high seven rebounds vs. Truett-McConnell on November 20, and scored a season best four points twice.
 

Personal:

Majoring in international business and finance with a Chinese minor… Born on December 2, 1991, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico… Son of Anne-Marie Galanes & Marco Solis… Hobbies include fishing, scuba diving, boating, reading, drumming, and sky diving.

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