21 Frederik Jörg
21 Frederik Jörg
Height: 7-1
Weight: 285
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Korschenbroich, Germany
High School: Gymnasium Eversten HS '12
Position: F
Experience: HS

Hayford on Jörg: “Frederick Jorg is an outstanding addition to our program, and continues to develop, learn the game and gain valuable experience. He is a joy to coach and is one of the most-liked teammates on the team, Fred has a great personality, is very disciplined and wants to be the best he can be. We are very excited to coach Frederick over the next four to five years.”

High School: Graduated from Gymnasium Eversten in 2012. Along with Eastern teammate Thomas Reuter, Jörg attended tryouts for the U-20 Germany squad in December 2010. Jörg played in one game for EWE Baskets Oldenburg in the Basketball Bundesliga League (BBL), the highest level league of professional club basketball in Germany. Previously, he played for Akademie Weser-Ems in the U-19 Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga League (NBBL), averaging 14.7 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per game. He ranked second in the league in blocked shots, seventh in rebounding and fourth in double-doubles with seven (in 12 games). He made 59.0 percent of his shots from the field and also averaged 2.0 assists per game. His single game high for rebounds was 25.

Personal: He was born on Aug. 11, 1992, in Saarbrücken, Germany. His parents are Hermann and Martina Jörg. He intends on majoring at Eastern in business and economics. His fellow Germans Thomas Reuter and Martin Seiferth are also in the Eastern program. At 7-1, he is the tallest player in Eastern history. Eastern has had several 6-11 players in its history as a NCAA Division I member (since 1983-84), with the most recent being Jeremy McCulloch (2002-05). The only former Eagle taller than that is 7-foot Uli Sledtz from Geisenkirchen, West Germany. Sledtz transferred from the University of Washington and played for Eastern in the 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons. Frederik’s shoe size was 10 when he was 9-years-old, and he now wears an 18. Name is pronounced “Yourg.”

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