12 Jeff Christensen
12 Jeff Christensen
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Wilson HS '04
Previous College: Lewis & Clark College, Ore.
Position: F
Experience: TR

Kirk Earlywine on Christensen: "Jeff has an incredibly high basketball I.Q. He has a great feel for the game and is a terrific teammate. He's one of those glue guys that makes your team better. Jeff needs to understand that how well he is playing is not predicated on the number of points that he scores."

2007-08: Redshirted because of NCAA Division I transfer rules.

Lewis & Clark: An invited walk-on to Eastern's program, Christensen attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. As a junior in the 2006-07 season, he led the Pioneers to a 20-7 record with a 10-game winning streak to end the regular season. He started 24 of 25 regular season games and averaged 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He made 49.7 percent of his field goal attempts (75-of-151) and 68.0 percent of his free throws (51-of-75). He led the team in scoring twice, including 19 points in a win over Evergreen State (11/28/06) and 15 in a victory over Willamette (1/6/07). Twice in his career he scored 19 points and twice he had seven assists. He was among the Northwest Conference leaders in assists as a sophomore and in steals and assist-to-turnover ratio his junior season.

High School: Graduated from Wilson High School in Portland, Ore., in 2004. He lettered three years in basketball, earning scholar-athlete honors all three seasons and serving as team captain once. He helped lead Wilson to the second round of the state playoffs as a senior in 2003-04 and to the third round his sophomore season. His career highs in high school were 19 points and 10 assists. He ranked in the top 10 in steals among all Oregon high school players as a senior with an average of 2.7 per game.

Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1985, in Portland, Ore. Full name is William Jeffrey McMahon Christensen. Communications major. Parents are Bill Christensen and Patty McMahon. He has one brother (Stephen, 19).

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