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Christian Maraker
Full Name: Christian Maraker
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 240
Birthdate: September 24, 1982 (Varberg, Sweden)
High School: Vastergardskolan HS (Varberg, Sweden)
College: Pacific
Country: Sweden
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Pacific
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 24 24 100 219 .457 52 70 .743 19 58 .328 147 19 14 5 271 11.3
2003-04 33 33 141 292 .483 109 143 .762 25 73 .342 196 31 21 24 416 12.6
2004-05 31 31 148 291 .509 85 103 .825 26 66 .394 190 43 13 15 407 13.1
2005-06 33 33 212 423 .501 126 148 .851 31 93 .333 294 73 29 21 581 17.6
Totals 121 121 601 1225 .490 372 464 .801 101 290 .348 827 166 77 65 1675 13.6

Career Highlights: Named to The Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American team as a senior. Named Big West Conference Player of the Year as a senior. Earned three Big West Player of the Week awards. Played in the NABC All-Star game. Named to the All-Big West First Team his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Sat out the 2001-02 season as a medical redshirt due to a wrist injury.

Senior (2005-06): Led the team in scoring (17.6 ppg), rebounding (8.9 rpg) and blocked shots (21). Had a career-high 16 rebounds against USCB. Scored in double figures 29 times. Posted 16 double-doubles. Had a career-high 34 points against Western Kentucky. Totaled 30 points against New Mexico State and again against Boston College in an NCAA Tournament first-round game. Totaled 23 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks against Long Beach State in the Big West Championship game. Totaled 35 points and 14 rebounds in two Big West Tournament games.

Junior (2004-05): Finished second in scoring (13.1 ppg), rebounding (6.1 rpg) and blocked shots (15). Shot 50 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range. Scored in double figures 23 times and scored 20 or more points five times. Had two double-doubles. Posted a season-high 26 points in win against Cal State Fullerton and 22 points in a loss to Kansas. Finished with 17 points and four rebounds in win over Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament. Totaled 29 points and six rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games.

Sophomore (2003-04): Averaged 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Scored in double figures 21 times. Had a season-high 26 points twice in games against Lamar and Cal State Fullerton. Scored 20 or more points four times. Totaled 11 points and four rebounds in Big West Championship game against Cal State Northridge. Finished with three double doubles. Had a season-high 12 rebounds in a regular season game against Cal Northridge.

Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Had a season-high, 24 points and nine rebounds against Western Kentucky. Earned Big West Player of the Week honors twice. Had three double doubles. Scored in double figures 15 times. Had a season-high, 12 rebounds against Fresno State.

Strengths: Runs the floor extremely well. Can face the basket and shoot with range, or post-up. Tougher than he appears. Will battle for rebounds and make plays in traffic.

Personal: Son of Hans-Erik and Monicka Maraker. Has two younger brothers. Majoring in sport sciences.