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  Eric Vierneisel
Eric Vierneisel

Player Profile
Hometown:
Algonquin, IL

High School:
Jacobs

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 210

Position:
Forward

Experience:
4V

Career Highlights: Vierneisel started 27 of 110 games during his Cal career, including 19 as a senior ... led Cal in three-point shooting as a junior when he connected on 38.8 percent of his attempts behind the arc ... battled through injuries each season, which included a concussion and sprained ankles.

Senior (2007-08): Started 19 games during, including 14 of the last 18 ... missed the Nicholls State contest with a sprained ankle ... tossed in 11 points to go with six rebounds and five assists at Kansas State ... opened the Pac-10 season with 15 points vs. USC at home ... averaged 2.3 apg - second best on the team ... dished out a career-high 8 assists vs. New Mexico in the NIT first round ... had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists vs. Long Beach State ... scored a career-best 20 points on Senior Day vs. Washington, tying the school record for most 3-pointers without a miss (5-5).

Junior (2006-07): Contributed 11 points through Cal's first 11 games before erupting for 11 points at DePaul Dec. 23 in a game played about 30 miles from his hometown ... followed that performance with double-digit efforts in four of his next six games, including a season-high 13-point night at Oregon State when he nailed 4-of-5 from three-point distance ... earned a start at Stanford and finished with eight points and three boards ... scored all 10 of his points vs. Washington State in the first half ... performed well in the Pac-10 Tournament with eight points vs. Oregon State and 10 points against UCLA ... named Cal's Most Improved Player at the end of the season.

Sophomore (2005-06): Started in Game 2 vs. Long Beach State Nov. 21 for an injured Richard Midgley (shoulder) and finished with five points in 15 minutes ... also played 15 minutes against Northern Colorado Nov. 25 when he pitched in six points ... suffered a concussion at Arizona Jan. 21 and missed Cal's home series vs. Washington and Washington State Jan. 26-28 ... played well in the Pac-10 Tournament, especially vs. USC in the quarterfinals when he scored a season-high 10 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3P, 1-1 FT) and grabbed five rebounds.

Freshman (2004-05): Made a big impact in his first game at Cal, going 4-for-4 from three-point range against UC Riverside in the season opener to finish with 12 points ... started five games, including three Pac-10 contests ... tallied 10 points at USC ... scored eight points vs. Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament, sinking a pair of three-pointers.

High School: Averaged 18.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a senior, helping Jacobs High to a 17-11 record ... career high was 36 points ... played in the Chicago vs. New York Wendy's All-Star Shootout ... a three-time all-state and all-conference selection and was chosen all-area four times ... averaged 17 ppg and 8 rpg as a junior in 2003.

Career Statistics

Year      G-Gs  Min  Fg-Fga  Pct  3p-3pa  Pct  Ft-Fta  Pct  Reb  Avg  Pf-D  Ast  To  Blk  St   Tp  Avg
2005      25-5  321   29-77 .377   18-54 .333   11-16 .688   32  1.3  32-0   21  14    5   5   87  3.5
2006      22-1  172   12-28 .429    2-13 .154     7-8 .875   20  0.9  17-0   10  14    2   5   33  1.5
2007      31-2  410  45-112 .402   26-67 .388   17-26 .654   43  1.4  61-0   23  31    3  12  133  4.3
2008     32-19  767  50-136 .368   25-84 .298   38-52 .731   82  2.6  90-3   72  38    9  18  163  5.1
Totals  110-27 1670 136-353 .385  71-218 .326  73-102 .716  177  1.6 200-3  126  97   19  40  416  3.8

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