44 - Eric Hare
Eric Hare
Height: 6-5
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
Hometown: McKinney, TX
High School: McKinney HS
Position: Forward

1999-2000 Eric Hare is a powerful forward who, given time, could develop into one of the team's finest rebounders...One of the strongest player on the team, Hare is also considered tremendously coachable.

1998-99 Redshirted the 1998-99 season at UCSB.

High School Prepped at McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas...Averaged 21.8 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a senior...Hit 52.0% of his shots from the field and 70.0% of his free throws...73.0% of his offensive attempts ended in either a basket or free throws...Named First Team All-State, First Team All-District Nine 4-A and First Team All-Region...Played in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game and the Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl All-Star Game...Named Whattaburger Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Player of the Week for his postseason performances...Scored his career high of 43 points in a playoff game against Spruce High School of Dallas...Had a pair of 38-point games, including one against Colleyville Heritage High School in the playoffs...Also scored 37 on one occasion...In his 38-point effort against Colleyville Heritage, he also had a career-high 22 rebounds...Averaged 40.5 points and 18.5 rebounds in back-to-back playoff games...Also had a 21 rebounds in his other 38-point game against Grapevine High School...Led McKinney to a 23-11 record and a spot in the Texas State Championship Quarterfinals...Finished the season ranked among the top-ten in Texas...As a junior, Hare averaged 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game...Named honorable mention All-State, Second Team All-Region and First Team All-District Nine 4-A...Also named District 9 4-A Offensive Player of the Year...Averaged 12.0 points and ten rebounds per game as a sophomore and eight points and six rebounds as a freshman...Hare was coached by Mark Weir in high school.

Personal Eric Hare was born November 1, 1979 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico...He was an Honor Roll student at McKinney High School and was once named Student of the Month...Nicknamed Big E...He is undecided on his major, but he would someday like to become an architect...His favorite authors are John Steinbeck and Octavio Paz...His favorite novels are The Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl and 1984...Also recruited by Louisiana Tech, Drake, Arkansas State, New Mexico State and Southwest Texas among others...Hobbies include weightlifting, reading and eating fruit...Favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley...Speaks Spanish and English...The son of Agustina O. Hare and Freddie Lee Hare.

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