12 - Martin Seiferth
Martin Seiferth
Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
Year: So.
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
High School: Max Taut School '10
Previous College: Oregon
Position: F
Experience: TR*

Jim Hayford on Seiferth: “Martin Seiferth is a very athletic 6-10 post player -- he can run the court north-south as fast as anybody his size. He is an outstanding shot blocker and a solid rebounder. As Martin gains game experience, he will develop over the course of his career and be an outstanding post player in the Big Sky Conference.”

2011-12: Redshirted.

Oregon: Seiferth played in 12 games for the Oregon Ducks in the 2010-11 season and averaged 4.3 minutes per outing. He finished with eight points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and a pair of assists, while making 3-of-9 shots from the field and 2-of-4 free throws. His top performance came against Willamette on Dec. 11, 2010, when he scored four points and had three rebounds in the 100-67 victory. He is Eastern’s first transfer from a Pac-12 Conference school in nearly 10 years. Josh Barnard transferred from the University of Washington in 2002, and lettered in the 2003-04 season when the Eagles made their first and only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Besides Barnard, Scott McKie is the only other former Pac-12 player to compete for the Eagles since Eastern became a member of NCAA Division I in the 1983-84 school year. McKie played at Oregon State and Mt. Hood Community College before lettering for the Eagles in the 1983-84 season.

High School: Graduated from Max Taut School in Berlin, Germany, in 2010. Seiferth played the 2009-10 season for Berlin’s VFB Hermsdorf club team under the direction of head coach Jan Michaelis. He averaged nearly 13 points and seven rebounds while making 50 percent of his shots from the field. He also spent two seasons (2007-09) playing for head coach Hendrik Rödl with ALBA Berlin’s youth team. That squad won the Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga League (NBBL) Championship in the 2008-09 campaign, while finishing as runner-up during the 2007-08 season. He also played for Marzahner Basket Bären (Berlin) during the 2006-07 season.

Personal: Born Sept. 18, 1990, in Berlin, Germany. He intends on majoring in electrical engineering at Eastern. Son of Andrea Seiferth and Hans-Joachim Seiferth. His brother, Andreas Seiferth, plays professionally for TBB Trier in Germany’s BBL (Basketball Bundesliga), the highest classification of club basketball in Germany. Martin has visited 11 different countries and can speak three different languages (German, English and French). His fellow Germans Frederik Jörg and Thomas Reuter are also in the Eastern program. Name is pronounced “mar-teen see-ferth.”

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