|No. 11 – ADA Blois Basket 41|
|League||LNB Pro B|
20 November 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||257 lb (117 kg)|
|High school||St. Andrew's School
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2014||Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez|
|2015–present||ADA Blois Basket 41|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eric Yamoah Boateng (born 20 November 1985) is a British professional basketball player. He is a former college basketball player with the Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team. He attended high school at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware. Boateng committed to Duke University out of high school, but transferred after one season to Arizona State. He is also a member of the senior men's Great Britain national basketball team. In November 2014, he was elected to a four-year term on the British Olympic Association's Athletes' Commission.
High school career
Eric Boateng attended Ernest Bevin College in Tooting, South London, between 1997-2002, he later attended high school at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware, where he averaged 19.6 points, 13.6 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots a game. Boateng was named Delaware high school player of the year by the Delaware Sportswriters & Broadcasters Association, and earned national recognition that included Gatorade State Player of the Year, 4th Team, and garnering the ranking of the 3rd best center for the 2005 recruiting class, behind only Andrew Bynum and Amir Johnson.
McDonald's All American Game
After his high school career, Boateng was added to the 2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game roster. Boateng played for the East squad, for whom he grabbed 6 rebounds, and had an assist, in 10 minutes.
Boateng played four years of NCAA's Division I basketball between 2005 and 2010. After spending his freshman year at Duke, Boateng transferred to Arizona State. Due to NCAA rules, Boateng was forced to sit out a year before playing his final 3 seasons. As a senior, Boateng scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-11 shooting against Stanford on 25 February 2010, tying school and Pac-10 records for highest field-goal percentage in a conference game, minimum of 10 shots taken. Boateng added six rebounds and three assists.
"He wouldn't let us lose," ASU coach Herb Sendek said. "I'm so happy for him, because he's had an uphill climb to be in this place, to enjoy this moment."
|2005-06||Duke Blue Devils||20||.7||.6||.1||.1||0||.857||.000||1.0||2.5||.3|
|2006-07||Arizona State Sun Devils||Did not play (transfer rules)|
|2007-08||Arizona State Sun Devils||34||3.9||2.6||.2||.1||.3||.615||.000||.365||1.6||1.2|
|2008-09||Arizona State Sun Devils||31||1.8||2||.2||.2||.2||.615||.000||.409||8.2||.3|
|2009-10||Arizona State Sun Devils||33||8.8||7.2||.9||.6||.8||.665||.000||.542||27.1||2.1|
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Boateng joined the New York Knicks for the 2010 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 3.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game. His performances impressed the Denver Nuggets, who signed him to play in their pre-season squad. Through 5 games with the Nuggets, Boateng averaged 1.6 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game, including a career high 10 rebounds in a win against the Los Angeles Clippers. He was the last player cut by the Nuggets before the start of the 2010–11 NBA season.
Boateng was selected by the Idaho Stampede in the 2010 NBA D-League draft. On February 2, 2011, Boateng was traded to the Austin Toros, in a three team trade. He made his debut for the team on 3 February, playing 11 minutes against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Second NBA stint
On June 21, 2015, he signed to play with ADA Blois Basket 41 in Blois.
Boateng made his debut for Great Britain against Finland in 2006, maintaining his place in the squad ever since. Boateng began 2011 in great form, winning the MVP of the tri-test series with the Netherlands and Nigeria. He followed this up with some solid performances in the London Prepares Olympic test event, averaging almost 6 points per game against world class opposition. Boateng was then selected to be part of the British national team that competed in the 2011 EuroBasket championship in Lithuania. His best game came at EuroBasket 2011 was a career-high 7 rebounds and 4 points, in 25 minutes against Turkey.
- "Team GB announces result of Athletes Commission elections". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- TheSunDevils.com Eric Boateng Profile.
- TheSunDevils.com Eric Boateng Profile.
- Scout.com 2005 College Recruit Player Rankings.
- ScoutHoops.com Eric Boateng Profile.
- CollegeBasketballRivals.com 2005 McDonald's All-American Team announced
- McDepk.com 2005 McDonald's All American Game Official Basketball Box Score
- AZCentral.com Eric Boateng leads ASU Sun Devils past Stanford Cardinal.
- Nuggets waive rookie C Eric Boateng
- 2010 NBA D-League Draft Results Archived 17 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- Toros Trade Thomas Gardner for Eric Boateng
- Eric Boateng Signs With Peristeri in Greece
- British Basketball Eric Boateng
- Lakers add Eric Boateng and Darius Johnson-Odom to training camp
- Lakers Waive Eric Boateng and Dan Gadzuric
- The Players – Eric Boateng
- Great Britain Roster – Eurobasket2011.com