JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15): Has been hampered by injuries throughout his career ... able
to play in two games during the 2013-14 season ... status for upcoming campaign is
uncertain due to reoccurring knee problems ... saw action during Notre Dame's foreign
tour of Italy in August ... permanently blind (severed an optical nerve) in left eye following
an accident in a pickup game in July 2011 that left his playing career in doubt ... originally
slated to join Notre Dame program in fall 2011, but because of eye injury, he did not enroll
until spring semester of the 2011-12 campaign.
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 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 ... a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters.