Starting forward for UAB club which advanced to the secnd round of the NCAA Tournament ... ranked 24th in league in scoring, 11th in steals and ninth in field goal percentage ... scored in double-figures in 23 of team 33 games played ... led team in scoring and rebounding on nine occasions ... scored 1,000th career point in season-high 25 point outburst against Tulane (2/26) ... notched season-high six assists and career-high 16 free-throw attempts against LSU in first round of NCAA Tournament (3/17) ... hit game-winning three in C-USA Tourney win over DePaul (3/11) ... led team with 22 in regular season win over DePaul (3/2) ... scored 18 against Louisville (2/5) ... scored 23 in win at Marquette (2/2) ... notched 23 against Charlotte (1/12) ... had 19 points and 10 rebounds for lone double-double of the season at Richmond (12/17).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
Key starter on UAB club which advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 ... one of four returning players who played in all 32 contests during season ... started in 27 games ... was named the Blazer All-Around Award winner given to the most versatile player on the team ... averaged 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds which were both third-best on team ... also averaged 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game ... finished ninth in C-USA in steals per game ... recorded 500th career point against Saint Louis (1/31) ... recorded career-high 26 points and added five points and five rebounds in 33 minutes vs. Washington (3/19) in NCAA first round game ... also was 13-of-15 from the charity stripe against the Huskies ... named to the Coors Classic All-Tournament team held in Mobile, Ala. ... had double-double with 10 points and 11 boards against Alabama A&M (12/20) ... had 18 points and seven boards against Western Michigan ... collected 17 points, four assists and three steals at Tulane (2/25) ... had game-high 16 points, six boards and four assists against La. Tech (12/23) ... also chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds against TCU (3/6) ... reached double figures in 16 games ... was second in free-throw percentage, shooting .719 (100-139) from the charity stripe ... shot .478 (108-of-226) from the field which was fourth-highest on team ... recorded double-figure scoring in 15 games during season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Impact freshman starter on UAB squad which advanced to the NIT quarterfinals ... selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... shattered UAB freshman single-season scoring record with 349 points during season ... finished second on team with 10.3 ppg ... ranked third on team in assists (2.5), rebounds (4.4), steals (1.6) and minutes played (29.4) ... ranked eighth in C-USA steals per game ... recorded first career double-double with 18 points and 12 boards in Conference USA championship game against Louisville (3/15) ... named as the "Chevrolet Player of the Game" for performance in C-USA championship game at Louisville ... had then career-highs of 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals in overtime win against TCU (1/29) ... tallied game-high 19 points to go along with eight boards in second round of NIT at Siena (3/25) ... scored game-high 18 points and added four rebounds against Memphis (3/8) ... helped defeat No. 6 Marquette in C-USA Tournament with 16 points, five steals and four rebounds ... had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in win over DePaul (2/26) ... collected 15 points, four rebounds and five assists against Southern Miss (1/18) ... accounted for 11 points, five assists and three rebounds in the first meeting at Marquette (3/1) ... scored 16 points and a team-best five rebounds in 30 minutes against Chattanooga ... tallied 12 points with nine rebounds vs. Tulane.
Was an all-state player for all four years during high school career ... played at three high schools during his career ... began at Mt. Carmel HS where he played for two years ... led team to freshman championship, averaging 17 points, six rebounds and four assists ... also averaged 15 points, three rebounds and three assists as a sophomore ... played two seasons at Julian HS ... led team to state championship for the first time in school history ... averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a junior ... during senior season, averaged 19 points, six rebounds and three assists ... named team MVP in sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... was named as a top 100 high school prospect by ESPN ... also listed in the top 10 small forwards in the nation ... made honor roll senior year ... attended two years of prep school at Winchendon Prep in Winchendon, Mass. ... averaged 17 points, five rebounds and two assists per contest.
Full name is DeMario Lovell Eddins ... born October 3, 1982, in Chicago, Ill. ... majoring in philosophy ... mother is Sharon Eddins ... son, Demario Eddins Jr., was born in August of 2005.