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34 Marial Dhal

2010-11 • Junior Year
• Joined the Canisius program after playing two years at
Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla.
• At 7-foot-3, he is the tallest player in Canisius history and the tallest player in MAAC history.
• Played in 19 games, all in a reserve roll.
• Averaged 0.4 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game in his first season as a Griff.
• Scored a career-high four points in the team's home game against Rider (Jan. 9).
• Pulled down three rebounds in a road win at Lamar (Dec. 22).
• Had two blocks in two different game - at Lamar (Dec. 22) and vs. Northwestern St (Dec. 29).
• Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field.
• Averaged 2.9 minutes per game in his reserve role.

Before Canisius
• Played for two seasons at Hillsborough Community College for current Canisius assistant Derrick Worrels.
• In 2009-10, he ranked fifth at the NJCAA level in blocks per game with 5.1 per contest.
• Named second-team All-Suncoast Conference in 2009-10 after he averaged 3.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for the Hawks.
• Originally signed his NLI with Houston, but was released by the Cougars after head coach Tom Penders stepped down in March.
• Was also actively recruited by LSU, Florida, Nevada and South Florida.

• The son of David and Athick Dhal.
• Has one brother, Manger and one sister, Ding.
• Currently majoring in international relations at Canisius
• Is the first player Uganda-born player in school history.
• Born April 24, 1988.

Position: Center
Height: 7'3"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda
High School: Hillsborough CC