3 - Joe Eberhard|
|Hometown:||Newport Beach, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Irvine Valley JC|
CAREER STATS (PDF)
Played in all 29 games, and started 28 of those contests…posted averages of 6.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.5 steals per game…shot .381 (64-168) from the field, .378 (31-82) from the three-point line and .755 (40-53) from the free throw line…averaged 32.1 minutes, which were the second most on the team…had nearly identical stats against conference competition, finishing with averages of 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game…scored in double figures 10 times, including a season-best 15 points in a home win over North Dakota…had double figures in rebounds on three occasions, including a double-double (12 pts., 10 reb.) at Northern Arizona…also had 10 points and nine rebounds, including two free throws with 12 seconds remaining, in the Hornets’ win at Utah…never missed a game during his two-year career, playing in 57 games, including 55 starts…among Sacramento State’s all-time leaders, Eberhard ranks third in three-point percentage (.421) and tied for third in minutes per game (33.9).
Appeared in all 28 games, starting 27 times…led the conference with 35.7 minutes per game, and became just the second player in school history to accumulate 1,000 minutes in a season…averaged 11.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 steals per game…shot .502 (112-223) from the field, .458 (44-96) from the three-point line and .759 (44-58) from the free throw line…the .458 three-point percentage was the second-best single-season mark in school history, and the 35.7 minutes per game is the fourth best mark…among Big Sky leaders, he ranked first in minutes, third in three-point field goal percentage, 10th in rebounding, 11th in field goal percentage, 12th in three-pointers made per game (1.6) and 16th in scoring…played at least 37 minutes on 17 occasions…primarily played as a swingman, but was called on to play all five positions on the floor during the season…scored in double figures a team-high 17 times…over the final eight games of the season, he scored in double figures seven times while averaging 14.3 points on .567 (38-67) shooting from the field and .613 (19-31) from the three-point line during that span…that included burying the game-winning three-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining in a 70-67 win at Idaho State in the season finale…had a career-high 23 points vs. Montana State, and a career-high 12 rebounds at Washington State…drew 16 charges, easily the highest total on the team.
Prior to Sacramento State
Played two years at Irvine Valley College (2009-11) after redshirting the 2008-09 season at UC Irvine…at Irvine Valley, he was a two-year starter where he helped the Lasers to a combined 49-13 overall record, a pair of quarterfinal appearances in the Southern Regional playoffs, and the school’s first-ever state tournament appearance in 2009-10…as a sophomore in 2010-11, he was a first team all-Orange Empire Conference selection after ranking fifth in the conference in rebounding (6.3 rpg), eighth in assists (2.7 apg) and ninth in scoring (11.8 ppg)…started and played in 30 of the team’s 31 games, scored in double figures 17 times and recorded three double-doubles (points and rebounds)…shot 46.7 percent (122-261) from the field and 68.5 percent (102-149) from the free throw line…finished among the top two players on the team in points, rebounds, assists, free throws made, free throws attempted and free throw attempts per game (5.0)…as a freshman in 2009-10, Eberhard averaged 9.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 48.5 percent (97-200) from the field and 64.6 percent (102-158) from the free throw line…scored in double figures in 16 of the 31 games in which he played…his career averages at IVC were 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
A 2008 graduate of Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif…played four years of basketball and two seasons of baseball for the Sea Kings…in basketball, as a varsity starter his junior and senior seasons, he was a first team all-CIF Southern Section and first team all-Pacific Coast League selection both years…also during his final two seasons, Corona del Mar combined for a 43-16 overall record, a 15-1 league mark, a 2007 CIF Southern Section championship and two Pacific Coast League titles…served as team captain during both his junior and senior seasons…averaged 15.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game as a senior, and earned MVP honors in the 2008 CIF Southern Section All-Star game.
Parents are Craig and Tanya Eberhard…a communication studies major who is on pace to graduate in May of 2013.