By: Keara Donnelly
Junior 6’6 forward Melkisedek Moreaux (Melki) has come all the way from Hamburg, Germany to make an impact for the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team.
Before committing to SBU, Moreaux attended junior college at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. He averaged 14.2 points and 10.3 rebounds over 29 games. He made 48 percent of his shots from the field and 67 percent at the free throw line. He finished 16th among NJCAA Division 1 players in rebounding and achieved double figures in 14 of his 29 games. He also received honorable mention honors in the Iowa College Athletic Conference.
Reporter Keara Donnelly sat down with Moreaux to get his thoughts on his inspirations, expectations and impressions about playing for the Bonnies.
- When did you start playing basketball?
Moreaux: “When I was 15 years old I started to play for fun, but I started to play serious and competitively until the following year in England at Preston Academy. It was different coming from Germany to England and then to Nebraska for junior college to play basketball.”
- Why did you choose St. Bonaventure?
Moureaux: It was mainly the visit and the connections I made with the coaches when they saw me practice. We had built a good connection and felt this place and the environment was meant for me.”
- What will you bring to the team?
Moureaux: “I hope to bring athleticism, speed, rebounds, make extra passes and score. I am an all-around player and hope to bring all these techniques to the game.”
- What are your thoughts on the Reilly Center?
Moreaux: “I have heard a lot about the RC and have seen some games on YouTube. It looks really fun out there and I cannot wait for my first experience.”
- Do you have any rituals you have before the game?
Moureaux: “I pray before every game.”
- Who is your favorite basketball player? Does this person impact your game?
Moureaux: “Luol Deng because he is from England. I went to his camps back home and he has helped a lot of people in the UK. He is one guy I really look up too.”