Wojciech Myrda

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Wojciech Myrda
No. 14
Center
Personal information
Born (1979-08-03) August 3, 1979 (age 34)
Nationality Polish
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
Listed weight 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school Ouachita Parish (Monroe, Louisiana)
College Louisiana–Monroe (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2002–2006
Career history
2002–2003 Avtodor Saratov
2004–2005 Spišská Nová Ves
2005 Resovia Rzeszow
2005–2006 Spišská Nová Ves
Career highlights and awards
  • Former NCAA record for career blocks (535)
  • NCAA season blocks leader (2002)
  • First Team All-Southland Conference (2002)

Wojciech "Big Vo" Myrda (born August 3, 1979) is a retired Polish professional basketball player. At 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall, he played the center position. He was born in Poland but graduated from high school in the United States. Myrda attended Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, Louisiana for his senior year in 1997–98.

Myrda is best known for his collegiate career at the University of Louisiana at Monroe between 1998–99 and 2001–02. During his four-year career, Myrda blocked a then-NCAA Division I record 535 shots, which was 43 more than the next closest player. He has since been passed by Jarvis Varnado, whose 564 career blocks are now the most ever. In 2001–02, he led the nation in blocks per game, and in his final three seasons he finished in the top five for that statistical category. Myrda set a single game school record when he recorded 13 blocks against Texas–San Antonio on January 17, 2002.

After college he went unselected and unsigned by any National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. He spent the next four years playing professionally in Poland, Russia and Slovakia, but injuries hampered his play for most of his career.

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  1. "Wojciech Myrda Statistics". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  2. "Wojciech Myrda Basketball Career". Eurobasket.com. 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  3. "Wojciech Myrda Named to All-Tournament Team". ULMWarhawks.com. University of Louisiana at Monroe. December 30, 2001. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  4. "2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011.