Peter Jurkin

#5 Peter Jurkin

HT. 7' 0"
WT. 230
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Juba, South Sudan

About Peter: A unique player for ETSU’s program with great length and height ... a top recruit coming out of high school ... has a great shooting touch and can score the basketball ... great shot blocker and defender. 2016-17: Was granted a sixth year of eligibility at the end of the season and will return to the Bucs in 2017-18 … collected season highs for points (6), field goals (2), free throws (2), steals (1) and minutes played (11) in the win over VMI (12/31) ... posted a season high two blocks in the win over Mississippi State (12/14) ... collected season highs for rebounds (4), steals (1), blocks (1), and minutes played (10) in the win over Limestone (12/4) ... posted season highs for minutes played (9), points (4) and free throws (2) in the win over UC Irvine (11/27) ... collected his first career assist and blocked a shot in the win over Milwaukee (11/25). 2015-16: Finished the year first on the team in blocks per game (0.9) ... averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds on the season ... was solid again in the win over Louisiana Tech in the Vegas 16 quarterfinals (3/28), scoring a career high 12 points, grabbing three rebounds and blocking a shot in the victory ... played great and was a fantastic rim defender in the Bucs’ two wins in the SoCon Tournament, matching his career highs for blocsk (4) and free throws (5) in the quarterfinals against Mercer (3/5), and netting eight points in the semifinal win over Furman (3/6) ... had his best all-around game of the season, scoring eight points and setting career highs for rebounds (8), blocks (4) and minutes played (21) in the win over Wofford (2/27) ... in that win over the Terriers (2/27), Jurkin was a perfect 4-of-4 at the foul line, including two critical makes with 15 seconds left to help ice the win ... netted 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the win over Western Carolina (2/15) ... scored eight points in just nine minutes of action against UNC Greensboro (2/6) ... posted career highs for points (11) and was a perfect 5-for-5 at the foul line in just six minutes of game action in the Bucs’ win over The Citadel (1/23) ... scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked a career high three shots in the win over Samford (1/14) ... had a season high four free throws and two blocks in the win over VMI (1/11) ... grabbed six rebounds and matched his season high with two blocks in the win over Western Carolina (1/2) ... matched his season high with seven rebounds in the loss to Tennessee (12/22) ... enjoyed a solid game in the win over Eastern Kentucky (12/18), scoring nine points and grabbing three rebounds, while also collecting a season high two steals ... played his most productive and aggressive game of the season, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 18 minutes against Tennessee Tech (12/2) ... enjoyed his best game of the year so far, playing a season high 16 minutes and scoring eight points in the loss to UNC Wilmington (11/28) ... played a season high 12 minutes and was 3-for-3 at the foul line in the loss to No. 8 Villanova (11/20) ... gave the Bucs a lift midway through the first half of the Green Bay win (11/17), finished with four points, three rebounds and two bloacks in the game ... made his debut as a Buccaneer in the starting lineup at the center position, scoring seven points in the win over Averett (11/4). 2014-15: Sat out the season as a transfer. Prior to ETSU: Played two seasons at Indiana University but was hampered by injury during those two seasons ... was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school ... averaged 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds a game for former NBA veteran Muggsy Bogues at United Faith Christian Academy ... was a three-star recruit by both and as a senior. Personal: Major is Sports Management … son of Paul and Martina Jurkin … born Dec. 16, 1992.