35 - Eric Obeysekere
Eric Obeysekere
Height: 6-8
Weight: 209
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orinda, Calif.
High School: Miramonte
Position: F

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• Looks to return to the starting lineup at power forward
• Has good length with the ability to be a strong shot blocker and rebounder
• Very mobile on the offensive end, with a good mid-range game
• Has an excellent work ethic

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-2011:
• Played in 28 games on the season, starting 22 times
• Averaged 4.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game
• Grabbed 47 offensive rebounds and 119 defensive rebounds
• Ranked second in the Patriot League in blocked shots, eighth in total rebounding, eighth in defensive rebounds and 10th in offensive rebounds
• Finished the year 90th in the nation in blocked shots
• Placed eighth on the school single-season list with 46 blocked shots
• Led the team in blocks 13 times, rebounds eight times, steals five times and scoring once
• Reached double-figures in rebounds six times and in scoring twice, with one double-double
• Led the team with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the victory at Navy
• Tied for second on the Holy Cross single-game list with his seven blocks at Navy
• Totaled nine points, 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block during the victory at Marist
• Recorded 12 points and six rebounds at Lafayette
• Finished with eight points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots in the win at Army
• Posted six points, 10 rebounds and two assists at Bucknell
• Had 12 rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists in the win over Lehigh
• Finished with seven points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots at George Washington
• Totaled six points and five rebounds in the home game against Bucknell
• Recorded six points and three rebounds at Lehigh
• Posted six points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots at Sacred Heart
• His six blocked shots at Sacred Heart tied for fifth on the Holy Cross single-game list
• Finished with six points, five rebounds and two blocks against St. Joseph’s
• Recorded six points and 10 rebounds at Hofstra
• Had six points, four rebounds, three assists and a block at Wake Forest
• Finished with five points and two rebounds in the home win over Navy
• Totaled four points and nine rebounds against American
• Had four points and five rebounds in the home victory over Lafayette
• Recorded four points, six rebounds and five blocks against Yale
• Finished with four points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots against Stony Brook

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-2010:
• Saw action in 16 games off the bench
• Averaged 1.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots per contest
• Shot 54.5 percent (12 of 22) from the field
• Led the team in blocked shots seven times and in steals once
• Had six points, two rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot vs. Colgate
• Totaled four points, three rebounds, three blocks and two steals at Navy
• Recorded four points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in the victory over Lafayette
• Pulled down six rebounds and blocked a shot in the Patriot League quarterfinal victory at Bucknell
• Posted two points and three boards at Lafayette in the PL semifinals
• Had three points, three rebounds and a block in the win over American
• Finished with two points, six rebounds and three blocks at Bucknell
• Totaled two points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals at Lehigh
• Recorded two points and one rebound at Rhode Island in the first action of his collegiate career

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Dave Brown at Miramonte High School
• Led the Diablo Foothill Athletic League with averages of 17.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game as a senior
• Named the MVP of the DFAL in 2008-2009
• Led his team to 24 wins and an undefeated DFAL season as a senior
• Had team-best averages of 14.9 points and 13.4 rebounds per game as a junior, while helping the Matadors to an overall record of 20-7
• Led the Bay Area and ranked seventh in California with an average of 6.1 blocked shots per game in 2007-2008
• Broke the school and DFAL records for career rebounds and blocks
• Earned second team All-Metro honors from the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008-2009, after being an honorable mention selection in 2007-2008
• Selected first team All-California Division III in 2008-2009
• Twice named first team All-DFAL
• Selected for the Sacramento vs. Bay All-Star game in 2008 and 2009
• Played AAU ball for the Oakland Soldiers

PERSONAL:
• Son of Indrajit Obeysekere and Susan Taylor
• The first player of Sri Lankan descent to earn a Division I basketball scholarship in the United States
• An English major