#15 Eric Katenda
Hampered by injuries throughout his career … played in 17 career outings … transferred to play final his final year of eligibility at North Texas after graduating from Notre Dame in August.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15): After being sidelined by injuries during his career, saw action in a career-high 15 outings … had his best career outing in win over Grambling State, as he finished with a career-high four points and grabbed a personal-best three rebounds … played a career-high three minutes versus Mount St. Mary’s … scored the first points of his collegiate career in the second game of the season versus Navy … played in Notre Dame’s first three outings of the season and in 10 non-conference games … saw action in five ACC games … netted two points in the win over Florida State and in the victory at Boston College … grabbed first career rebound in season opener against Binghamton.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14): Saw action in his first two collegiate contests, both home games … first appearance in a college game came in Notre Dame’s win over Virginia Tech as he played one minute … saw two minutes in a matchup against Virginia.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13): Did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: Began prep career at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut before finishing playing his final season at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan. … averaged 15.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a senior in leading team to final 24-4 mark … MVP of National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) national championship (led his team to title) during 2010-11 season … ranked by ESPNU as the No. 27-ranked power forward in the 2011 class … garnered MVP honors from the Tom Bowen/Paul Wintz Orange & Black Classic in senior year after scoring 18 points in the championship game … earned all-Western New England first-team honors during 2009-10 season at Cheshire Academy … averaged 23.7 ppg. and 11.3 rpg. his junior year for the Fighting Cats after netting 15.7 points and grabbing 9.8 rebounds in sophomore season … dropped a season-high 34 points in 2010 vs. Kingswood Oxford at the KIT Invitational Holiday tournament where he was named to the all-tournament team … played alongside current Irish teammate Zach Auguste for the Albany City Rocks AAU development team in 2010.
PERSONAL: Full name is Eric Katenda … born in Paris, France … son of Jeanne Kalma … came to the United States after freshman year of high school in fall of 2008 … has a younger brother, Abel … graduated in August 2015 with a degree in sociology from the College of Arts and Letters.
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