Eric Schraeder

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Eric Schraeder
Personal information
Born (1977-03-10) March 10, 1977 (age 40)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Regis Jesuit (Denver, Colorado)
Manual (Denver, Colorado)
College Saint Mary's (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2003
Position Forward
Career history
1999–2000 Las Vegas Silver Bandits
2000–2001 Södertälje Kings
2001–2002 Opel Skyliners
2002–2003 Brandt Hagen
Career highlights and awards

Eric Schraeder (born March 10, 1977) is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in Sweden and Germany and was the 1999 West Coast Conference player of the year as a senior at Saint Mary's College.

College career[edit]

Schraeder, a forward from Regis Jesuit High School and Manual High School in Denver, Colorado, played collegiate basketball at Saint Mary's. As a sophomore in 1996–97, Schraeder was a key player for the Gaels' third NCAA tournament team, averaging 6.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. As a junior, Schraeder moved into the Gaels' starting lineup full-time. He averaged 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

Schraeder's senior year was a breakout performance as he led the West Coast Conference in scoring at 19.8 points per game. He set a Saint Mary's single season scoring record with 614 points (since eclipsed by Omar Samhan) and led the Gaels in rebounding at 6.1 per game. For his Saint Mary's career, Schraeder scored 1,396 points and left as the Gaels' all-time leader in free throw percentage (.840).[1] He was elected to the Saint Mary's athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Following the close of his college career, Schraeder signed with the Las Vegas Silver Bandits of the International Basketball League. After a season with the Silver Bandits, Schraeder moved his career to Europe, first with the Södertälje Kings of the Swedish Basketball League, then moved to Germany's Basketball Bundesliga for the Opel Skyliners and Brandt Hagen. Schraeder retired from professional basketball in 2003 to enter the business world.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMC All-Century Team Top-25 Number 11 - Eric Schraeder". smcgaels.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gaels Hall of Fame inductees". smcgaels.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ basketball doudiz profile, accessed December 13, 2011