5  Eladio Espinosa
Eladio Espinosa
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Norlina, N.C.

High School:
Hargrave Military Academy

Last College:
University of South Florida

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 220

Position:
F

Experience:
1L

2010-11 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Transfer from USF limited to ten games due to injury...pulled in seven rebounds in debut against WVU Tech...scored nine point, his season best, against Glenville State while hitting all three free throw attempts...injury prior to road game at UCF ended his season.

2009-10: Sat out season in compliance with NCAA transfer regulations.

2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 31 games, starting 12 for the University of South Florida...averaged 1.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.3 assists...made his USF debut by starting the 11/14 season opener vs. SMU... tallied four points and five rebounds in debut...had six points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots 11/19 at Virginia...scored nine points and posted a areer high 10 rebounds 11/25 vs. High Point...had five rebounds 12/22 vs. Oral Roberts...put up five points, a rebound, an assist and two blocks 1/7 vs. Louisville...pulled down five rebounds 1/17 at West Virginia and 1/24 vs. Villanova...recorded five rebounds 2/10 vs. Providence.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the 38th best power forward nationally by ESPN.com...Along with current Marshall teammate Damier Pitts, helped lead Hargrave Military Academy to a 29-0 record and the 2008 National Prep Championship, played at Madison Square Garden, played for Kevin Keatts at Hargrave and averaged 8.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game...Spent junior season at Victory Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C., and averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks per game, while shooting 62-percent from the field...was honorable mention all-conference and was named to the all-tournament team after helping lead Victory to the National Association of Christian Athletes national title...played for Mike Pratt at Victory...played for Stan Kowalewski and the North Carolina Gaters AAU program.

PERSONAL: Son of Barbara and Reynaldo Espinosa...Father was born on the island of Curacao... Has two brothers, Robert and Reinaldo...a pre-business major.