32 - Jake Beitinger
|Hometown:||Port Orchard, Wash.|
|High School:||South Kitsap HS '04|
2006-07: He ranks seventh in school history with 44 career blocked shots. 2005-06: Selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. He ranked sixth in the Big Sky in blocked shots with an average of 1.10 per game. His 33 blocked shots ranks fifth in school history. Beitinger had five blocked shots versus Cal State Northridge (12/4/05) that are second only to the school-record six that Dexter Griffen had against Idaho State on Jan. 2, 1987. The Eagles had back-to-back performances of nine against Cal State Northridge and 10 versus UC Riverside that neared the school record of 13 set against Portland on Nov. 26, 1991. He scored in double figures seven times, including 17 in Eastern's second and third games of the year. 2004-05: Was a nominee for Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year after scoring in double figures in nine of 28 games. He averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14 Big Sky Conference games, including a high of 13 in the league opener against Northern Arizona (1/6/05) when he made 6-of-8 shots. He also had two 12-point performances in league play, but his best performances as a freshman came in the preseason. He made 6-of-8 shots from the field to finish with a team-high 14 points against Washington (12/5/04), and had a season-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field against Boise State (12/15/04). Those two games came during a four-game stretch when he averaged 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds while making 23-of-40 field goal attempts for 58 percent. He made the first start of his career against Denver (11/28/04) in the team's third game of the season, and made his second against the Huskies. High School: Graduated from South Kitsap High School in 2004. Beitinger earned All-State honors from Associated Press (first team), the Seattle Times (second team) and the Tacoma News Tribune after leading South Kitsap to a runner-up finish in the State 4A Tournament in 2004. He had a game-high 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting and 11 rebounds as the Wolves lost to Kentwood and fellow EWU signee Rodney Stuckey 65-56 in the title game. Beitinger joined tourney MVP Stuckey on the all-tournament team. In four tournament games, Beitinger had 85 points on 57.4 percent shooting from the field, 35 rebounds, nine blocked shots, nine assists and a pair of steals. For the season, he averaged 17.6 points per game as South Kitsap finished 21-9 after a 1-4 start. In summer 2004 he had 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead the State to a 135-127 victory over the City in the 4A All-State Game in Spokane. In April 2004, he scored 12 points to help lead Washington to a 92-79 victory over Oregon in the Les Schwab Northwest Shootout in Portland, Ore. Entering his senior season, one recruiting service ranked Beitinger as one of the top seven recruits in the state of Washington. Beitinger also earned All-State 4A Tournament honors as a sophomore, and All-Narrows League Bridge Division honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Beitinger had double-doubles in all four of his state tournament games as a sophomore when South Kitsap placed eighth. He was selected to the all-tournament team after averaging 20.0 points and 13.3 rebounds in four games. He averaged 13.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 2.3 assists as a junior when the Wolves finished fifth in the state and won the Narrows League title. He also played as a freshman when South Kitsap made the first of four-straight appearances. A 3.5 student in high school, Beitinger is believed to be the first South Kitsap player to play for an NCAA Division I school since at least the 1950s. He scored more than 1,500 points in his career. Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1985, in San Diego, Calif. Psychology major. Parents are Tony and Jami Beitinger. He has four brothers (James, 26; Jeff, 24; Joe, 19; and Nars, 12) and two sisters (Kaitlyn, 4; and Emily, 3). Joe signed a letter-of-intent in February 2006 to play football for the Eagles. His last name is pronounced "Bet-in-jur." Nickname is "Jakey-poo."