Eagles Add 6-5 Australian Forward

Felix Von Hofe will join the Eagles and two other Ausies next fall

Australian forward Felix Von Hofe will join the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team next fall after a highly-successful career in his home country, Eastern head coach Jim Hayford has announced.

“Felix is a great shooter and solid all-around player,” said Hayford. “He has competed at the highest level for his country and is the most acclaimed international recruit we have signed. He is an excellent student and will be a great addition to our campus community.”

The 6-foot-5 Von Hofe (pronounced “Hoff”) is from Melbourne and is currently attending the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. He graduated from Wesley College in 2012, and played for the Wesley College Firsts Basketball Team from 2010 to 2012. In his final year at Wesley, he averaged 24 points and seven rebounds per game.

Felix also played for the Melbourne Tigers, which won the McDonald's National Junior Classic Tournament and the Victorian Junior Championship in both 2010 and 2011.

He played for the Australia U17 National Team, which won the silver medal at the 2012 World U17 Championships held in Kaunas, Lithuania. He scored six points in a 95-62 championship game loss on July 8, 2012, to the United States.

Most recently, he was selected to tour China with the Australia U19 team. Additionally, Von Hofe was selected for the Victorian State U16, U18 and U20 teams in 2010, 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Von Hofe will join a pair of fellow Australians already in the Eastern program. Venky Jois (Boronia) was the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in the 2012-13 season, and Daniel Hill (Sydney) played valuable minutes off the bench as a freshman point guard. Jordan Hickert (Bunbury) was a senior on that squad.

Eastern expects to sign more players during the spring signing period which began on Wednesday (April 17).

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