Elliott DeFreitas Wins PacWest Regular Season & Conference Tournament Title

Elliott DeFreitas has helped lead Hawai’i Pacific University Sharks to an NCAA Division II tournament berth after their first PacWest Conference Tournament Championship with an 82-73 win over Point Loma on Saturday.

DeFreitas and the Sharks (28-2) won both the regular season and tournament titles and advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time since 1999.

The County Upper product, who spent two years at Des Moines Area Community College before joining HPU, had 6 points and 4 rebounds on 3/4 shooting in the championship final, as he is averaging 8.8 points, and 5 rebounds in under 19 minutes per game on the season.

“Going into my Senior season I know I wanted to achieve as much as possible and go out with a bang,” the 6’10” Senior told Hoopsfix.

“We had a bunch of big wins this year, so that only allowed us to keep our momentum and confidence high.

“It has been a great year for me and my team but now we must focus on the National Tournament as we are not done yet.

“Overall I have had a great experience in the states, winning 3 Conference Championships (other 2 at previous school) in four years. This is something that I am very proud of and will keep with me forever.”

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