May 30, 1975 |
New Knoxville, Ohio
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||New Knoxville (New Knoxville, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|1999–2001||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Evan Bruce Eschmeyer (born May 30, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round (34th pick overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft. He spent six years on the Northwestern University Wildcats, (1993-1999) missing the first two due to a foot injury. He was their 6'11" center, scoring 1,805 points and grabbing 995 rebounds. He led the Wildcats (he was #1 on the team in scoring and rebounding for three consecutive seasons) to an NIT berth in 1999 with a 15-14 record. In the 1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, his 8th seeded wildcats nearly beat the #1 seeded Michigan State Spartans but lost a last second shot to Spartan great Mateen Cleeves. Eschmeyer played in four NBA seasons from 1999 to 2003. He played for the Nets from 1999 to 2001 and the Dallas Mavericks from 2001 to 2003. He averaged 2.9 pts, 3.9 rebs, and 0.6 blocks per game.
In his four-year NBA career, Eschmeyer played in 153 games and scored a total of 421 points. In October 2004, he retired from basketball because of persistent knee problems. Eschmeyer had four knee surgeries in five years. Doctors told him to retire or run the risk of very limited mobility when he had children. He is a Democrat who worked on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. After working for a left-wing, environmental law firm in Ohio, Eschmeyer moved to Boulder, CO and works as a private investor. Eschmeyer is a lifetime member of Net Impact.
He and his wife Kristina are parents to three children.
- "Whatever happened to ... Evan Eschmeyer". www.news-gazette.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
- Mavericks C Eschmeyer announces retirement. Updated October 25, 2004
- "Jump Shot: Evan Eschmeyer, Northwestern Magazine". www.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
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