12 Martin Seiferth
12 Martin Seiferth
Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
Year: So.
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
High School: Max Taut School '10
Previous College: Oregon
Position: F
Experience: TR

Jim Hayford on Seiferth: “We believe he can develop into a top big man in the Big Sky Conference. He brings great athleticism and quickness to go with his height, and has put on 20 pounds of muscle in the past year. We have three senior post players in the program, so this will allow us to have one of their replacements step in with familiarity to the program. We are very pleased that he chose us out of all the options he was presented.”

2011-12: Will redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules, and will be eligible to play in the 2012-13 season and have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Oregon: Seiferth played in 12 games for the Oregon Ducks in the 2010-11 season and averaged 4.3 minutes per outing. He finished with eight points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and a pair of assists, while making 3-of-9 shots from the field and 2-of-4 free throws. His top performance came against Willamette on Dec. 11, 2010, when he scored four points and had three rebounds in the 100-67 victory. He is Eastern’s first transfer from a Pacific-10 Conference school in nearly 10 years. Josh Barnard transferred from the University of Washington in 2002, and lettered in the 2003-04 season when the Eagles made their first and only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Besides Barnard, Scott McKie is the only other former Pac-10 player to compete for the Eagles since Eastern became a member of NCAA Division I in the 1983-84 school year. McKie played at Oregon State and Mt. Hood Community College before lettering for the Eagles in the 1983-84 season.

High School: Graduated from Max Taut School in Berlin, Germany, in 2010. Seiferth played the 2009-10 season for Berlin’s VFB Hermsdorf club team under the direction of head coach Jan Michaelis. He averaged nearly 13 points and seven rebounds while making 50 percent of his shots from the field. He also spent two seasons (2007-09) playing for head coach Hendrik Rödl with ALBA Berlin’s youth team. That squad won the Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga League (NBBL) Championship in the 2008-09 campaign, while finishing as runner-up during the 2007-08 season. He also played for Marzahner Basket Bären (Berlin) during the 2006-07 season.

Personal: Born Sept. 18, 1990, in Berlin, Germany. He intends on majoring in electrical engineering at Eastern. Son of Andrea Seiferth and Hans-Joachim Seiferth. His brother, Andreas Seiferth, plays professionally for the ALBA Berlin elite team. Name is pronounced “mar-teen see-ferth.”

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