Eric Paschall dribbling
|No. 7 – Golden State Warriors|
|Born||November 4, 1996|
North Tarrytown, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2019–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Eric Paschall (//; born November 4, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Fordham Rams and the Villanova Wildcats.
Early life and high school career
Paschall was born in North Tarrytown, New York, the son of Juan Eric Paschall and Cecelia Brooks-Paschal. His siblings are Ellen, Eudora and Tia. Growing up, Paschall played AAU ball with and befriended future NBA player Donovan Mitchell. Paschall began dunking at the age of 12. He attended Dobbs Ferry High School and averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per game as a sophomore. As a junior, Paschall was named state Class B player of the year and Westchester County Mr. Basketball. He averaged 26.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game to lead the Eagles to Section 1 finals. Paschall transferred to St. Thomas More School as a senior, where he helped the team advance to the National Prep School Championship title game. Paschall was honored as the NEPSAC AAA Player of the Year.
Paschall committed to play for Fordham. He debuted with 31 points and ten rebounds against New York Tech, setting a school record for most points by a freshman in his opening game. As a freshman, he was twice named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. He missed four games due to a leg injury. Paschall averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. After the season, Paschall opted to transfer to Villanova after coach Tom Pecora was fired. He redshirted on the national championship team.
As a sophomore, Paschall averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He recorded a season high 19 points to push the Wildcats to win versus Creighton 79-63 on February 25, 2017. In the Big East quarterfinal, he had 17 points and five rebounds in a 108-67 win over St. John's.
Paschall missed two games in February 2018 with a concussion. He averaged 10.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a junior. In the Sweet Sixteen of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, he had 14 points in the win versus West Virginia. In the Elite Eight, Paschall had 12 points and 14 rebounds in a 71-59 win over Texas Tech. He had one of his best overall games in the Final Four, scoring 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting to help the Wildcats beat Kansas 95-79.
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- Smallwood, John (March 26, 2018). "Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo and Eric Paschall more than spectators for this Final Four team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
- Braziller, Zach (April 1, 2018). "Fordham transfer shows he's heart of Villanova's offense". New York Post. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
- Russo, Ralph (March 20, 2019). "Defending champ Villanova enters NCAAs from different angle". Washington Times. Associated Press. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- Watkins, Eric (March 10, 2019). "Phil Booth, Eric Paschall and Saddiq Bey Earn Big East Honors". 247 Sports. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Warriors Select Eric Paschall with 41st Pick in 2019 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.