13 - Christian Maraker
Christian Maraker
Birth Date: 09/24/1982
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Varberg, Sweden
High School: Vastergardskolan
Position: Forward
2004-05 (Junior):

Christian earned All-Big West Conference First Team honors for the second straight year, while also being named a CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-American, an United States Basketball Writers Association District 9 team member and an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team pick.... He averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest last year... Christian scored in double digits in 23 of 28 contests, and had two double-doubles. Christian tied his career high with 26 points against Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 30. He scored 17 points in the Tigers first round NCAA Tournament win against Pittsburgh... Maraker among Big West Leaders in 2004-05 Overall Scoring 9th with 13.1 points per game Rebounding 9th with 6.1 rebounds per game FG Percentage 6th with a .509 percentage FT Percentage 4th with a .825 percentage

2003-04 (Sophomore):

Christian earned All-Big West Conference First Team honors ... He averaged 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds ... He had 11 points with four rebounds in the Big West Tournament championship game against Cal State Northridge ... Maraker had 16 points and 10 rebounds against Cal Poly on Feb. 21, his third double-double of the season ... He scored in double figures in 21 of the last 27 games ... Christian tied his career high with 26 points at Cal State Fullerton, adding six rebounds ... Maraker scored a career-high 26 points against Lamar on Dec. 20, hitting 11 of 12 free throws ... He equalled a career best with 12 rebounds against Cal State Northridge on Jan. 31 ... Christian was named as one of Pacific Basketball's Outstanding Student-Athletes at the awards banquet. Maraker among Big West Leaders in 2003-04: Overall Scoring 12th with 13.1 points per game Rebounding 11th with 6.1 per game FG Pct. 8th with a .487 percentage Blocks 8th with 0.74 per game Conference Scoring 10th with 13.7 points per game Rebounding 6th with 7.4 per game FG Pct. 8th with a .489 percentage

2002-03 (Freshman):

Christian spent the summer of 2003 playing in the European Championships in Sweden ... He played against several NBA players during the championships, including Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitski ... He averaged 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game ... He was named Big West Player of the Week for the second time on Dec. 30 ... He had a season-high 24 points against Western Kentucky on Dec. 23, adding a game-high nine rebounds ... Maraker earned Big West Conference Co-Player of the Week honors on Dec. 14 after his performances against Fresno State and USF ... Christian averaged a double-double (16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds), in earning the first award of his career. 2001-02 (Redshirt Freshman):

Christian redshirted the 2001-02 season, due to an injury to his left wrist in his third game of the year. High School:

Christian attended Sanda Gymnasium in Huskvarna, Sweden ... After his second season at Sanda, he moved to the Sodertalje Club Team ... He earned all-star honors at both the Under 20 Swedish Championships in 2001 and the Junior Swedish Championships in 2000 ... He also earned Stadium Cup Most Valuable Player honors in 2001 ... At the 2001 Stockholm Club Tournament, Christian scored 26 points in the championship game against the Solna Club team from Stockholm ... When Pacific made its Scandinavian Tour in the summer of 2000, Christian scored 12 points against the Tigers, making all six of his shots from the field ... He played for two years with the Swedish Under 20 National Team. Personal:

Christian Maraker was born in Varberg, Sweden ... He is the son of Hans-Erik and Monicka Maraker and has two younger brothers ... In his free time, he enjoys playing playing the guitar, fishing, and playing video games ... Christian is a sport sciences major in his fourth season at Pacific. Thomason on Maraker:

"Defensively, especially rebounding, he did a great job for us last year. He is one of the best shooters on our team, outside and inside. He did blend into our team a lot better as the year went on last year. He seems to understand that he can do other things to help our team be successful and I think he is going to blossom into an even better player. I think he is going to be one of the best players in the league, and we expect even more good things this year."