F • 6-4 • Sophomore
Almeria, Spain (Ribet Academy)


#12 • F • 6-4 • Sophomore

Almeria, Spain (Ribet Academy)

Fast Breaks: Tremendously athletic … raw, but will be an impact post player … will be a really special player.

2019-20 (Freshman):

Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention selection … saw action in all 31 games, starting 29 … averaged 23.4 minutes, 10.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game … reached double-digits in 15 games and led the Utes in rebounding in 16 … 23 games with five-or-more rebounds … led the team in double-doubles with three … finished the season ranked seventh in the Pac-12 in total blocks (34) and fifth in blocks per game (1.10) … led the team in total rebounds (182) and field goal percentage (.576) … shot 50-percent or better from the floor in 24 games … scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting against Providence (12/16), adding 10 rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals … recorded 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting, also grabbing five rebounds, a career-high four blocks and three steals against Colorado (12/29) … scored 19 points with nine rebounds against South Dakota (11/16) … grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Texas Southern (11/22), also scoring 14 points … had 16 points and 10 rebounds against Oregon (3/6) in the Pac-12 Tournament … scored 18 points against Weber State (12/20), shooting 8-for-11 from the floor with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks … 17 points that included a career-high 9-for-9 outing at the free throw line against Oregon State (2/1), adding three blocks … was 7-for-10 from the floor for 17 points against Washington (3/5) in the Pac-12 Tournament, adding seven rebounds and two assists.

High School, International Play:

Played high school basketball at Ribet Academy in Los Angeles … was named the John R. Wooden Southern California High School Player of the Year in 2018 … Los Angeles Times all-area … CIF Southern Section all-open division team … averaged 11.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior at Ribet … named MaxPreps California All-State honorable mention as a senior after being MaxPreps Player of the Game 14 times at Ribet … also played internationally for the Spain National Team … saw action at the FIBA European Championships in 2016 and 2017 (U17, U18) … averaged 4.0 points and 4.1 rebounds for Team Spain in 2016 … also played for Daspalomas Costa Canaria in 2017, earning MVP of the Women’s Championships as the top scorer and rebounder of the tournament … most recently played for Barca CBS in Spain, averaging over 20 minutes, nine points and six rebounds per game.


Daughter of Joaquim Pendande Faie and Fatu Mendes … political science major.

Lola Pendande