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06/05/2015

Irish Extra: Blogging from Ancient Corinth

Five Notre Dame student-athletes are spending their June in Greece on study abroad.

03/19/2015

Irish in the 2015 NCAA Championships: The Notre Dame Men in Pittsburgh

The Fighting Irish will face sixth-seeded Butler on Saturday.

10/11/2012

Men's Basketball Media Day Player Quotes

08/02/2012

Eric Katenda - Ready For His Return

Sophomore forward looks to bounce back from career-threatening eye injury.

03/26/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State - Sweet 16

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Wichita State vs Notre Dame (USATSI)

03/20/2015

NCAA Tournament Practice #2

Practice at the Consol Energy Center before the Irish play Butler in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh.

12/30/2014

No. 14 Notre Dame vs. Hartford

USATSI Photos men's basketball -- 12/30/14

02/09/2013

ESPN College GameDay visits Notre Dame Men's Basketball vs Louisville on 02-09-2013

ESPN College GameDay visits Notre Dame Men's Basketball vs Louisville on 02-09-2013.

10/30/2012

Notre Dame Men's Basketball vs Quincy 10-29-2012

Notre Dame Men's Basketball vs Quincy 10-29-2012

Hampered by injuries throughout his career ... played in 17 career outings ... has one year of eligibility remaining and elected to play final year 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.

Katenda's Career Statistics

Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
2012-13 Did Not Play
2013-14 2-0 3/1.5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1-0 0/0
2014-15 15-0 32/2.1 4-17 .235 0-0 .000 5-9 .556 1 6 7 0.5 1 1 1 3-0 13/0.9
Totals 17-0 35/2.1 4-17 .235 0-0 .000 5-9 .556 1 6 7 0.4 1 1 1 4-0 13/0.8

Katenda's Career Conference

Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
2012-13 Did Not Play
2013-14 2-0 3/1.5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0-0 0/0
2014-15 5-0 5/1.0 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 0 1 1 0.2 0 0 0 0-0 4/0.8
Totals 7-0 8/1.1 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 0 1 1 0.1 0 0 0 1-0 4/0.6

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Eric Katenda
Eric  Katenda

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Paris, France

High School:
Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 236

Position:
Forward

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