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2012-13 Men's Basketball
Eric McKnight
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Eric McKnight
Eric McKnight

POS.F
HT.6-9
WT.210
YR.R-So.
HOMETOWNRaleigh, N.C.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLPrinceton Day Academy/Iowa State

Career Stats

As A Redshirt Junior (2013-14) | Game-By-Game Stats | 6.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.0 bpg
Improved his points per game (6.7), rebounds per game (5.1) and field-goal percentage (.663) in 2013-14 from 2012-13 … appeared in 23 games and made 21 starts after being suspended for the first 12 games of the season for a violation of team rules … set a program record by going 11-11 from the field in a win against Jacksonville on Feb. 6 … his perfect 11-11 from the field ranked second among all Division-I players for field goals made in a game without a miss … those 11 field goals led to a career-high 22 points against the Dolphins … set a program single-season record with a field-goal percentage of .663 … secured a career high with 10 rebounds against Lipscomb on Jan. 1 … led the team in rebounding on four occasions … finished the year with 24 dunks in just 23 games, tied for the second most on the FGCU roster … rejected 24 shots to finish third on FGCU in that category … scored in double figures five times and grabbed at least five rebounds in a game 15 different times.

As A Redshirt Sophomore (2012-13) | Game-By-Game Stats
Named Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week on three occasions … ranked third A-Sun for blocks with 47 on the season and second in per game statistics with 1.3 … his 47 block were third in FGCU single-season history … averaged 6.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game … ranked second on the team with 38 dunks … boasted a team-leading 60.2 field goal percentage … equaled a career-high with four blocks and had three of the team’s five dunks against San Diego State on Mar. 24 … had a season-high 15 points against Toledo on Nov. 22 … claimed eight rebounds for his season high against North Florida on Mar. 6 … appeared in all 37 of the team’s games with 34 starts … averaged 20.7 minutes per game.

As A Sophomore (2011-12)

Sat out the season due to NCAA 4-year transfer rules after transferring from Big XII member Iowa State.

As A Freshman At Iowa State (2010-11)
Played in 14 games … averaged 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds … shot 47 percent from the field (7-15) … had three blocks over 54 minutes of action … had two points and two rebounds at Colorado (Feb. 1).

High School
Used a solid senior campaign at Princeton Day Academy to make a meteoric rise up the recruiting ranks in the late signing period … used 7-foot wingspan to average 11.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game during a 20-5 campaign for Princeton Day … named to All-Independent team while being invited to the annual Capital Classic, Metro Premiere All-Star game and District All-Star game … McDonald's All-American nominee ... named the “Surprise Player” at the Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas by ESPN.com … graded as the 42nd-best power forward in the class of 2010 and earned a rating of 91 by ESPN.com … was also recruited by Indiana, Maryland, Missouri and Georgetown.

Personal
Born on Feb. 24, 1990 … son of the late Antonio and Mary Ann McKnight … has two sisters, Michelle Ingram and Andrea Smalls ... communications major.