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    Wildcats Add Jeremiah Kreisberg to Roster for 2014-15 Season

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jeremiah Kreisberg will provide immediate support to the Wildcats' frontcourt.
    Jeremiah Kreisberg will provide immediate support to the Wildcats' frontcourt.

    June 19, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern head men's basketball coach Chris Collins today announced the addition of fifth-year senior center Jeremiah Kreisberg to the team's roster for the 2014-15 season.

    Kreisberg, who was a member of Yale's basketball team the last four years, has one year of eligibility remaining and is immediately eligible to play during the upcoming campaign.

    "We're excited to have Jeremiah join our basketball program," Collins said. "He brings four years of collegiate experience and his size and skill level will be a huge boost to our frontline."

    The 6-foot-10-inch Kreisberg appeared in 84 career games, including making 55 starts, over his first three seasons at Yale before sitting out the 2013-14 season due to injury. During his time with the Bulldogs, Kreisberg averaged 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 49.8 percent from the field.

    As a freshman in 2010-11, he posted averages of 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game with a .556 field goal percentage en route to being named the team's Freshman of the Year. Kreisberg started all 29 of the Bulldogs' contests the following season, notching career-best averages of 7.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. His .798 free throw percentage ranked sixth in the Ivy League and he recorded back-to-back double-doubles vs. Seton Hall (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Army (11 points, 10 rebounds).

    Kreisberg was slowed during his junior year after having off-season back surgery. He still managed to score in double figures six times, including notching 16 points against Iowa State, while averaging 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

    A complete bio follows.

    Jeremiah Kreisberg
    6-10 • 240
    Berkeley, Calif./Head-Royce School/Yale



    2013-14 (At Yale):
    Missed the season due to injury.

    2012-13 (At Yale): Was slowed after having back surgery in the summer of 2012 ... Scored in double figures in four games ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field at Iowa State.

    2011-12 (At Yale): Started all 29 games ... Third on team in rebounding (5.1 rpg.) and fourth in scoring (7.7 ppg.) ... Finished sixth in the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.798, 75-of-94) ... Posted back-to-back double-doubles against Seton Hall (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Army (11 points, 10 rebounds).

    2010-11 (At Yale): Finished fifth on the team in scoring (7.2 rpg.) and second in rebounding (4.5 rpg.) ... Shot 55.6 percent from the field ... Started all 14 conference games ... Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection ... Made his first career start against Albany and responded with 10 points ... Posted his first double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) at Harvard ... Recipient of the John C. Cobb Award as Yale's rookie of the year ... Scored in double figures in five of the last eight games of the season.

    High School: Two-time BCL East League Most Valuable Player at the Head-Royce School ... Earned California Division 5 all-state recognition as both a junior and senior ... Averaged 24 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks as a senior and 22 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks as a junior ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Helped lead Head-Royce to the quarterfinals of the state tournament for the first time in school history in his senior year ... Team won school-record 27 games in both his junior and senior seasons ... Recipient of the Coaches Cup award for most outstanding athlete at Head-Royce ... Played for the Drew Gooden Soldiers AAU team ... Won a silver medal for Team USA at the 2009 Maccabiah Games.

    Personal: Son of Joel Kreisberg and Jennifer Cobb ... Earned bachelor's degree in environmental studies ... Played for Israel in the summer of 2011 at the Under-20 European Championships ... Appeared in six games (he missed the last two games with a minor injury) at the championships and averaged 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in nearly 30 minutes per game ... Spent three weeks training with the Israel team and took part in the team's preparation tour through Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.


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