Full Name: Erazem Lorbek
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 240 (108.9 kg)
Birthdate: February 21, 1984 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
High School: Gimnazija Bezigrad (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
College: Michigan State
Three-point field goals: 12-for-26 (.462)
Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.
Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds as a part-time starter, playing 15.7 minutes a contest. Tied for the team lead in total blocks and ranked second in field goal percentage. Posted seven double-figure games, with a high of 19 points at Wisconsin, all in the second half. Scored 16 points on 4-for-4 field goal shooting and 7-for-7 free throw shooting against Cleveland State. Recorded 12 points and six rebounds against Loyola (Ill.). Tallied 10 points and eight rebounds against Purdue in the Big 10 Tournament. Played some of his best basketball in the NCAA Tournament. Registered 17 points and five rebounds against Colorado in the First Round. Scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Florida in the Second Round. Posted 14 points and nine rebounds against Texas in the Elite Eight. Earned NCAA All-South Region Team honors.
(In Slovenia): Was a member of the Union Olimpija Ljubljana II club team in Slovenia for three years. Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds his final season with the team. Was named MVP of the 2002 Ciutat de Hospitalet International Junior Tournament while leading Union Olimpija to the championship. Participated in the 2002 Slovenian League Under-20 All-Star game. Was a member of the Slovenian Under-17 National Team in 2000 and 2001, the Under-18 National Team in 2000, and the Under-22 National Team that played in the FIBA World Championships for Young Men in Saitama, Japan.
Strengths: He is an excellent high-post passer and shooter from 18 feet. Although not extremely bulky, he knows how to play with his back to the basket and score inside as well as outside.
Personal: Name Erazem is in honor of a famous Danish writer and scientist.