53 - Eric Meister
Eric Meister
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Boalsburg, Pa.
High School: State College Area
Position: F

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Looks to earn a starting spot at either power forward or center ... An extremely skilled player in the low post ... A very aggressive rebounder and shot blocker ... Plays with great intensity at both ends of the floor. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-2008
Played in 18 games on the season, starting eight times ... Averaged 4.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game ... Shot 48.7 percent from the field (37 of 76) ... Scored 11 points while making all four of his field goal attempts in the win at Army ... Totaled 10 points, nine rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals in the home victory over Lehigh ... Scored eight points and pulled down nine rebounds against Yale ... Had eight points and six rebounds against Ohio ... Recorded seven points and six rebounds in the home game against Colgate ... Posted seven points and nine rebounds against Hofstra in the season opener ... Totaled six points, eight rebounds and two blocks at Navy ... Had six points, six rebounds and three assists in the home victory over Lafayette ... Recorded five points and three rebounds in the victory at St. Joseph's ... Posted four points and two rebounds against Dayton ... Had four points, two rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the home game with American ... Totaled four points, two rebounds and two assists against Harvard ... Recorded four points and five rebounds at Fairfield ... Had three points, six rebounds and two blocks at Lehigh ... Pulled down five rebounds in the win over Northeastern ... Missed 11 games due to injury from Dec. 4-Jan. 30. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-2007
Selected to the Patriot League All-Rookie team ... Played in all 34 contests on the season ... Averaged 3.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.4 blocked shots per game ... Shot 56.2 percent from the field (50 of 89) ... Placed first on the Holy Cross single season list for games played ... Scored a career-high 14 points on six of six shooting against Southern Illinois in the NCAA Tournament, in addition to pulling down eight rebounds ... Recorded nine points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots against Lafayette in the Patriot League quarterfinals ... Totaled nine points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the overtime victory at American ... Posted seven points, three rebounds and two blocks against Hampton ... Recorded six points, three steals and two rebounds in the home victory over Lafayette ... Finished with six points and three rebounds in the home win over Bucknell ... Scored six points and pulled down two rebounds against William & Mary ... Pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory at Harvard, in addition to posting four points, two blocks and two steals ... Totaled four points and five rebounds at Hofstra ... Had four points and six rebounds in the home victory over Army ... Recorded four points and seven rebounds against Niagara ... Posted four points and three rebounds in the victory at La Salle ... Had four points and a rebound at Duke ... Recorded four points and five rebounds at Syracuse ... Finished with three points, two rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and two steals in the win at Navy ... Had three points and three rebounds in the home win over Lehigh ... Recorded three points, seven rebounds and four assists at Lafayette ... Posted two points and a rebound against Bucknell in the Patriot League championship game ... Pulled down nine rebounds and scored two points at Boston University ... Grabbed five rebounds at Bucknell ... Had four points, four rebounds and two steals against Fairfield in the first game of his collegiate career. HIGH SCHOOL
Played for head coach Drew Frank at State College Area High School ... Totaled 1,407 points during his high school career ... Scored 17.5 points per game during his senior season ... Named the Most Valuable Player of the Mountain Athletic Conference as a senior, in addition to being selected to the All-Star first team and the All-Defensive team ... Averaged 15.2 points per game during his junior year ... Earned first team All-Mountain Athletic Conference honors as a junior ... Led his team to the 2004-2005 District VI championship and a trip to the 2004-2005 PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals ... Also played on State College's 2002-2003 state championship team ... Played AAU ball for the Pittsburgh Jots. PERSONAL
Son of Randy and Karen Meister ... Father was a three-year letterwinner on the basketball team at Penn State in 1973, 1974 and 1975, and played professionally in Spain and Italy for nine years ... Has two sisters (Kristin and Ellen) ... An Economics major.