Eric Ferguson - 2011
2011-12 (Sophomore) - Named First Team All-Southern Conference by league’s media and All-SoCon by the league’s coaches ... Also picked up SoCon Player of the Year honors from RushtheCourt.net, named NABC All-District 22 Second Team and picked to SoCon All-Tournament Team ... Led the Eagles and ranked fifth in the Southern Conference in scoring with 15.4 points per game ... Scored 462 points as a sophomore to raise his career total to 835 points ... Led the Eagles in scoring on 16 occasions with a season-high 26 points against Chattanooga (3-2) in the SoCon Tournament ... Added 21 more a night later against Elon (3-3) in the SoCon Quarterfinals ... Also scored 26 points on the road against Wofford (1-14) ... Posted five double-doubles on the season against Valparaiso (20p/13r), Elon (21p/14r), Samford (11p/12r), Furman (11p/11r) and Wofford (15p/11r) ... Shot 56.8% from the field, making 187-329 baskets ... Was 80-for-132 from the free throw line (60.6%) ... Blocked 34 shots and made 46 steals ... Enters his junior season ranked seventh in career blocks with 60, seventh in Single Season Field Goal Percentage with a .568 mark last year ... Eighth in Single Season Blocks with 34 last year ... Eric made his mark on the GSU sophomore record book, finishing fifth in points (462), fourth in rebounds (216), fourth in field goals (187), first in field goal percentage (.568) and second in blocks (34) ... Attended the LeBron James Skills Academy in the summer of 2012.
2010-11 (Freshman) - Consensus SoCon All-Freshman Team selection ... Played in 31 games and started 26 contests in freshman season with the Eagles ... Averaged 12.0 points per game overall and ranks fourth all-time for freshmen ... Scored in double-figures in 20 games with a season-high 26 against Notre Dame (11-12) in the season opener ... His scoring output against Notre Dame was the highest for a freshman in his debut game in the Division I Era ... Finished the season with 373 total points, the second highest total for a freshman ... Scored two double-doubles on the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Brewton-Parker (12-11) and 19 points and season-high 12 rebounds against Auburn (12-29) ... Made six assists against Brewton-Parker (12-11) ... Took five steals at South Florida (11-21) and blocked four shots against Mississippi Valley State (11-27) ... Scored 24 points against UNC Greensboro (1-20) with two blocked shots and two dunks ... Led the team in scoring seven times ... Made 14 free throws against Notre Dame (11-12) and drained 12 from the stripe versus UNC Greensboro (1-20) ... Blocked 27 shots for the third-highest total among Georgia Southern freshmen ... Took 46 steals and ranks third on the freshman steals list.
PREP SCHOOL - Graduated from Winchendon Prep School in Boston, Mass….Played for Head Coach Mike Byrnes ... Led Winchendon to a 30-10 record in 2010 ... Led the team with 25 points in a game on Dec. 7, 2009 ... Garnered First-Team All-NEPSAC Class A honors ... Averaged more than 20 points a game his second year at Winchendon ... Named MVP of the SAS Holiday Classic after scoring 27 points in the championships game ... Led Winchendon to a 30-10 record as a senior ... Had a career-high 47 points in a Region 3-AAAA playoff game as a sophomore ... Team leader in nearly every offensive category his sophomore year at Statesboro High School, averaging 24.8 points, 6.3 rebounds , 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
PERSONAL - Full name is Eric J Ferguson ... Born October 4, 1989 in Statesboro ... Son of Estella Washington and Cal Ferguson ... Father Cal played two years for the Eagles and was a third-team All-Trans America Conference selection in 1990-91. Mother is a Georgia Southern graduate ... Eagles’ Head Coach Charlton Young was father’s college roommate and is Eric’s godfather ... Majoring in sport management.