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Grady Eifert

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Grady Eifert (born April 25, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten.

Early life and high school career[edit]

Eifert graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2014, then spent the last year of his high school eligibility at Don Bosco Prep in Crown Point, Indiana. He lettered three times during his tenure at Bishop Dwenger High School. As a junior at Dwenger, he was named all-conference, team MVP and captain and averaged 16.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 steals a game while helping Bishop Dwenger to the sectional championship. Eifert finished his Dwenger career averaging 15.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 2.3 APG and 2.2 SPG as a senior. He also led the team to sectional and regional championships and was named all-conference, all-area and honorable mention all-state in 2013-14. Eifert averaged nearly 13 points and nine rebounds during his one season at Don Bosco Prep, where he grew two inches and gained about 20 pounds. He also shot about 40 percent from three-point range, while typically playing center or power forward. Don Bosco Prep coach Jason Hawkins called him, "one of the hardest workers I've coached in 12 years. Eifert also played golf at Bishop Dwenger High School.

College career[edit]

Eifert was not a highly regarded recruit out of high school, and in 2014 signed his letter of intent to play for the Purdue basketball team as a walk-on. He did not make an immediate impact as a freshman, posting averages of 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds in just 2.5 minutes a game.

During his sophomore season, Eifert appeared in 15 games, averaging a point and half a rebound in 2.9 minutes a game. Eifert's 85.7% shooting was the best among all athletes with at least 7 shots attempted.

In his junior season, Eifert appeared in 36 out of 37 games possible, averaging 1.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.5 assists while shooting 21 of 33 (63.6%) from the field. Eifert started his season strong, averaging 8.5 points in the first four games of the season. Eifert demonstrated outstanding hustle in his junior season, eventually winning the team's Mr. Hustle award for "all out play every minute on the floor".

Eifert has earned himself many starts at the beginning of his senior year, the 2018-19 school year. Eifert has been dubbed by fans, casters, and teammates as "Grady Effort" for his outstanding, relentless motor and amazing leadership and helpfulness off the court.

Personal life[edit]

Eifert is majoring in selling and sales management. His father, Greg, played basketball for Purdue from 1981 to 1984, appearing in 115 games with 56 starts. His brother, Tyler, was an all-American selection in football. He played for Notre Dame, was a first round pick (Round: 1 Pick: 21) and is currently a tight end with the Cincinnati Bengals.




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