Suns Sign Guard Eddie House
Posted: Sept. 12, 2005
The Phoenix Suns today signed unrestricted free agent and former Arizona State University guard Eddie House to a two-year contract.
The five-year NBA veteran averaged 5.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists, and posted career highs in field goal percentage (.451) and three-point field goal percentage (.454) in 68 games combined with Charlotte, Milwaukee and Sacramento last season.
The 6-1, 175-pound guard averaged 5.8 points and 1.4 assists in 50 games with the Kings after he was claimed off waivers on January 7, 2005. Prior to that, he averaged 3.2 points and 1.0 assists in five games for Milwaukee before his release on January 5. House opened the 2004-05 season with Charlotte, averaging 11.1 points, 1.8 assists and 1.85 steals in 13 games for the expansion franchise.
House, 27, was originally selected by the Heat in the second round (37th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft, and has averaged 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 297 career games (27 starts) with five different clubs (Miami, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Sacramento). As a member of the Heat, House scored a career-high 28 points against Orlando on April 12, 2002, including 16 fourth-quarter points off the bench.
The former Sun Devil finished as the school’s leading scorer with 2,044 points, placing him 11th on the Pac-10 career scoring list. During his senior season in 1999-2000, House was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-America after averaging 23.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. He scored 61 points in a double-overtime win over California on Jan. 8, 2000, tying Lew Alcindor for the most points scored in a game in Pac-10 history.