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Jason Andreas
Jason Andreas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sugarcreek, Ohio

High School:
Garaway HS

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 250

Position:
C

Birthdate:
08/05/1981


Enters his fourth playing season ... Expected to see increased playing time in the Spartan frontcourt ... Only Spartan remaining to have appeared in a Final Four.

2002-03

Appeared in 34 games ... Recipient of MSU's Unsung Player Award ... Led the Spartans in rebounding in two games ... Played a season-high 17 minutes vs. Montana (11/28) in the Great Alaska Shootout opener, grabbing three rebounds ... Scored four points vs. Villanova (11/29) in Alaska ... Scored a season-best six points vs. Cleveland State (12/8) in 13 minutes ... Grabbed four rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (12/28) ... Made his only start of the season vs. Minnesota (1/18) ... Recorded six rebounds vs. Minnesota (2/26), tying for the team high ... Turned in a solid effort in the regular-season finale at Ohio State (3/8), grabbing a season-best and team-high seven rebounds in 12 minutes ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament games vs. Colorado (3/21), Florida (3/23) and Maryland (3/28) ... 2003 Academic All-Big Ten.

2001-02

Appeared in all 31 contests ... Received MSU's Most Improved Player and Scholar-Athlete Awards for the second-straight season ... Twice led MSU in rebounding, with a career-best eight rebounds vs. Penn State (1/19) and seven boards vs. Illinois (2/12) ... Field-goal percentage of .541 ranked second among Spartans with more than 50 attempts ... Ranked fourth on the team with 10 blocked shots ... Scored five points and recorded four rebounds vs. Nicholls State (12/9) ... Played 18 minutes vs. UNC Asheville (12/17), recording three points and five rebounds ... Scored five points vs. Oakland (12/19), while grabbing three rebounds ... Registered four points and five rebounds vs. Seton Hall (12/22) ... Scored four points vs. Stanford (12/29) and Indiana (1/8) ... Earned first career start vs. Wisconsin (1/12), scoring two points ... Scored a career-best eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, grabbed a career-high eight rebounds and dished out a career-best four assists in MSU's first road win of the season, a 77-65 victory at Penn State (1/19) ... Scored four points vs. Michigan (1/30), while blocking a season-best two shots ... Recorded four points and four rebounds vs. Northwestern (2/6) ... Played a career-high 26 minutes vs. Illinois (2/12), scoring four points and grabbing seven rebounds, including five offensive boards ... Produced a four-point, four-rebound effort in a 62-59 road win at Purdue (2/16) ... Scored five points in 20 minutes of action vs. Minnesota (2/21) ... Grabbed five rebounds against Indiana (2/24) and four vs. Ohio State (2/26) ... Finished the regular season on a strong note, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds vs. Iowa (3/2) ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament game vs. North Carolina State (3/15), tallying two points and three rebounds ... 2002 Academic All-Big Ten ... Averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds (fifth-best on the team) for the 2001 Big Ten Foreign Tour team.

2000-01

Played in 24 games to earn his first varsity letter ... Appeared in 12 Big Ten contests ... Named MSU Most Improved Player ... Selected to receive MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award ... Played a season-high 11 minutes vs. Ohio State (1/21), tying a season-high with three rebounds ... Also recorded three rebounds vs. Northwestern (1/10) ... Scored a season-best four points vs. Penn State (1/3), while grabbing two rebounds ... Scored the first two points of his career against Eastern Washington (11/25) ... Also scored two points against Loyola (12/9) ... Grabbed two rebounds each vs. Illinois-Chicago (12/2), Florida (12/6) and Bowling Green (12/27) ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament games vs. Alabama State (3/16), Gonzaga (3/23) and Arizona (3/31) ... 2001 Academic All-Big Ten.

1999-2000

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL

Averaged 14 points and 13.1 rebounds as a senior ... Honorable mention Division III all-state selection in 1998-99 ... Holds Garaway High School records for blocks in a season (81, 1998-99) and career (210) ... Three-time first-team pick to the Intervalley Conference Team ... MVP of Ohio's Division III/IV All-Star Game ... Averaged 14.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots per outing in helping his team to a 21-3 mark in 1997-98 ... Connected on 63 percent of his field goal attempts ... Earned four letters in basketball, serving as team captain for three seasons ... Averaged a double-double for his high school career ... Played for Coach Bill Romine at Garaway High School.

PERSONAL

Born Aug. 5, 1981 ... Son of Dan and Lois Andreas ... General business administration - prelaw major ... Father, Dan, was a three-year starter for the Ohio State basketball team (1968-70), while an uncle, Bill, was also a three-year starter for the Buckeyes (1973-75).