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  Eddie House
Eddie House

Player Profile
Hayward High School

High School:
Union City, Calif.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180



Years At ASU:

At last, Eddie is steadied (by Bob Ryan, Boston Globe/October 15, 2009)

House always on call (by Bob Ryan, Boston Globe/June 13, 2008)

Click here to read the game story from Eddie House's 61-point game in January of 2000, along with the box score

Finished his four-year Arizona State career as the school's leading scorer with 2,044 points (11th on Pac-10 career list) and also the school's all-time steals leader with 258 (third on Pac-10 career list). Just the second player in Pac-10 history to notch 2,000 points and 250 steals (Gary Payton is the other). Did not miss a game in 124-game career. Earned All-Pac-10 honors twice in his career, an accomplishment notched by just four other Sun Devils. Posted 12 30-point games in his career in seven arenas and in six states. Played for three coaches in four years and earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors in his senior year, the first Sun Devil to earn the honor.

His toughness was never in doubt, as in his junior year he broke his jaw in practice on October 22, 1998, and had it wired for the first six games. Living on a diet of milkshakes and soup he averaged 19.3 points, including a 31-point effort vs. Kansas State when he played all 45 minutes of an overtime game. Had 39 points vs. UNLV in the first game back from having the wiring removed. In his freshman season (1996-97), he suffered chipped teeth and had to get three root canals following a 2 p.m. game in the Great Alaska Shootout, but he had seven three-pointers the next day vs. Maine in a noon tip-off.

One of the best-known players in the nation his senior year, led by his Pac-10 record matching 61-point outburst at California on Jan. 8 in a 111-108 double-overtime win. The first Pac-10 player to notch four 40-point games in one season as he had 46 vs. San Diego State, 42 vs. Penn State and 40 vs. UCLA. Posted eight 30-point games and set ASU records in points (736) and points per game (23.0). Also led the team in assists (111) and steals (74), as the 74 steals is tied for second on ASU single-season list. Tenth in Pac-10 in assists per game (3.47), second in steals (2.31) and sixth in free-throw percentage (.835). Outscored 55 Division I teams on Jan. 8 with his 61 points, and it marked just the sixth time since 1978 that a player had more than 60 points in a game involving two Division I teams. The 61 points matched Lew Alcindor's mark set in 1967. Was the only senior on a team with six true freshmen and led ASU to just its fourth 19-win season in the past 17 years, including a 10-8 mark in the Pac-10 that was tied with NCAA Sweet Sixteen participant UCLA for fourth place. Also became the first player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week three straight weeks in one season and became just the fourth player to earn the award four times in a season. Ended the season as the nation's fourth-leading scorer at 23.0 ppg.

As a junior, he was second in the league in scoring at 18.9 points per game (Jason Terry led the league at 21.9) and was fourth in the league in steals with 2.03 per game. He averaged 21.9 points in games away from Tempe and averaged 38.3 minutes in the final 12 games of the year, playing at least 40 minutes in five of those games. Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Dec. 21 for his Dec. 19 effort at Texas A & M when he posted 34 points in a triple-overtime win. Also had 39 points vs. UNLV at America West Arena, 34 points at Oregon and had 31 points vs. Kansas State in Maui Invitational.

In sophomore year (1997-98), House averaged 11.3 points and 2.0 steals per game, which was fifth in the Pac-10. He posted three 20-point games, including 22 vs. No. 2 Kansas on Nov. 26 in Madison Square Garden. Also had 24 vs. Eastern Michigan and 22 at UCLA. Shot 40.1 percent from the three-point line (55-of-137) and also hit the game-winning three-pointer at Washington State on Jan. 11.

In House's freshman year (1996-97), he became the first ASU freshmen to notch 50 steals (59) and 100 assists (108) en route to earning Pac-10 All-Freshmen honors. He averaged nearly 30 minutes a game and had just 39 turnovers in 886 minutes (one turnover every 22.7 minutes) and his assist-to-turnover ratio was 2.77-to-1. Had season-high 24 points at No. 24 UCLA on Feb. 15, the most points by a Sun Devil freshmen in a road game since Jamal Faulkner had 27 at Oregon on Feb. 28, 1991.

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