21   Egan Grafel
Egan Grafel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oberlin, KS

High School:
Decatur Community

Last College:
Cloud County CC

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 229

Position:
Forward


2007-08 Highlights: Appeared in all 28 games, including 23 starts...averaged 6.9 points and 4.8 rebounds-per-game...topped the Huskies with 25 blocked shots...garnered 10 points against Western Michigan (2/26/08)...had 11 points and six rebounds against Bowling Green (1/27/08)...collected a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, including the go-ahead three-point play with 20 seconds left in NIU's 60-58 win over Ball State (1/22/08)...collected 11 points and seven boards in a 59-55 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock (12/29/07)...scored 10 points, including the game-winning tip-in at the buzzer, and grabbed eight boards in a 65-63 win over Lamar (12/1/07)...led NIU with 11 points, five rebounds and five blocks against Stephen F. Austin (11/24/07)...totaled 11 points and nine boards against Indiana State (11/20/07)...scored 10 points and grabbed a team-best eight boards against Cal Poly (11/11/07)...posted a double-double of 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, both career-highs, against UMass (11/10/07).

2006-07 Highlights: Appeared in 28 games, including three starts...was second on the squad with a 51.4% field-goal-percentage...was third on the team with 10 blocked shots...tied a career-high with eight points and had a career-high three blocks against Western Michigan on Mar. 1...had five points and three rebounds in nine minutes of work against Central Michigan on Feb. 25...gathered two points, three boards, two assists, two blocks and three steals against Buffalo on Feb. 3...had four points, four rebounds and two assists in his first career start against Miami on Jan. 30...was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and finished with a career-high eight points against Toledo on Jan. 21...had three points and grabbed a team-best five rebounds against Bucknell on Dec. 30...scored three points and grabbed four boards against Marist on Dec. 29...totaled four points, two rebounds and an assist against Troy on Dec. 9.

Prior to NIU: Transferred from Cloud County CC...averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds as a sophomore, despite battling a separated right shoulder, helping Cloud County to the 2006 Jayhawk West Championship...during his freshman campaign, tallied four points and four rebounds in 30 games played...made the Dean's Honor Roll twice.

Prep / Personal: Three-year letterwinner for Decatur Community High School...as a senior...was named to the Topeka Journal Capitol All-State Class 2A Second Team after averaging 22.7 points-per-game and 13 rebounds, while leading the state in blocked shots in 2003-04...was also feted in the Salina Journal All-Area team, Hays Daily News All-Area team and Wichita Eagle All-Class 2A squad...a two-time All-Northwest Kansas League selection...participated in the McPherson, North Central (KS), Hutchinson, KU Barnstormer and NWKL All-Star games as a senior...placed third in state in the triple jump at the State Track and Field Championships...born Dec. 8, 1985...son of Keith and Roma Grafel...major is Marketing.

GRAFEL'S CAREER HIGHS

Minutes:36, on two occasions
Points:14, vs. Massachusetts (11/10/07)
Rebounds:11, vs. Massachusetts (11/10/07)
Assists:6, vs. Toledo (1/13/08)
Steals:4, on two occasions
Blocks:5, vs. Stephen F. Austin (11/24/07)
FG:5, on six occasions
FG Att.:14, vs. Western Michigan (2/26/08)
3PT FG Made:n/a
3PT FG Att.:2, vs. Massachusetts (11/10/07)
FT Made:5, vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (12/29/07)
FT Att.:7, vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (12/29/07)

GRAFEL'S CAREER STATS

YearG-GSMin.Avg.FG-APct.3FG-APct.FT-APct.Reb.Avg.ABKSTPts.Avg.
2006-0727-32298.519-35.5430-0.00011-19.579401.51195491.8
2007-0828-2360721.781-164.4940-2.00031-53.5851354.82825171936.9
Totals55-2683615.1100-199.5020-2.00042-72.5831753.23934222424.4
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