Eddie House was born on May 14, 1978 in Berkeley, California and is the son of Edward and Debbie House. He has two brothers, Diallo and Mychal. he married his wife, Charlsie, during his rookie season with Miami in 2000-01 and they have three sons, Jaelen and twins Kaden and Kalek. His wife is Kings' guard Mike Bibby's sister and his father-in-law is former Southern California head coach and NBA player Henry Bibby. He likes watching movies and has an extensive collection of DVD. He has two dogs named Passion and Rizzo.
House attended Hayward High School in Hayward, California. Hayward is one of four high schools that serve the city. Their official mascot is the farmer, which dates back to Hayward's agricultural roots. After high school, House went on to Arizona State, where he played 4 years.
He finished his four-year Arizona State career as the school's leading scorer with 2,044 points, and also the school's all-time steals leader with 258. He was just the second player in Pac-10 history to notch 2,000 points and 250 steals with Gary Payton being the other. He did not miss a game in his 124-game career with the Sun Devils. His toughness was never in doubt, as in his junior year he broke his jaw in practice on October 22, 1998, and had it wired for the first six games. Living on a diet of milkshakes and soup he averaged 19.3 points, including a 31-point effort vs. Kansas State when he played all 45 minutes of an overtime game. He scored 39 points versus UNLV in the first game back from having the wiring removed. In his freshman season (1996-97), he suffered chipped teeth and had to get three root canals following a 2 p.m. game in the Great Alaska Shootout, but he had seven three-pointers the next day vs. Maine in a noon tip-off. House set a single-game Arizona State record with a 61-point effort in double-overtime against the University of California Golden Bears on the road in his senior season.
House was selected by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft with the 37th overall pick. He played 3 seasons for Miami from 2000 through 2003. In those 3 seasons, he averaged 6.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. He signed with the Clippers for the 2003-'04 season ans averaged 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 19.8 mpg over 60 games.
In the 2004-05 season, he played for 3 different teams. He was traded to Charlotte in July and started the season with them, playing in 13 games before being waived in December. He was picked up off waivers by Milwaukee but was waived by them in January after playing in only 5 games. He was picked up off waivers by the Kings and finished the season with them, playing in 50 games. Over the year, he averaged 6/3 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. He signed a one year contract with Phoenix in September of 2005 and played in 81 games for them averaging 9.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.5 minutes off the bench. He signed with the Nets in August of 2006 and played in 56 games averaging 7.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 16.9 minutes per game.
Since he played for the Nets last season, and they had tried to get him to come back, I asked for an opinion from a Nets blogger to see how they perceived him. Joe Caporoso who writes for Nothin' but Nets had this to say about him.
House is a good energy player, who is a streaky shooter that can light up the scoreboard if he gets hot. He has injury concerns, and he missed signifigant time last season. However, despite being fresh off an injury he received crucial minutes in the Nets/Cavs series, because the Nets were desperate for outside shooting and scoring. He best suited as a role player, and will help Boston off their bench with his 3 point shooting and speed.
He had a rough end of the season. He suffered food poisoning on March 27 but played in the game on the 29th and in that game suffered a concussion when he was fouled on a layup attempt and the back of his head appeared to land on a photographer's knee. He also suffered a partially torn hip muscle and was out for the remainder of the regular season.
"Eddie is one of the best shooters in the league," Danny Ainge said. "He adds firepower to our bench and depth to our backcourt."
House is a combo guard and although he has played the point before, he is not much of a playmaker. Although he has had some injury concerns, he is a tough player who will play through many of the injuries. He will give us scoring off the bench and should be able to back up Rondo for 10-15 minutes per game.
We watched Eddie play at Hayward High - back then we most often heard the announcer yell "House" when a basket was made because he was making most of the baskets! We knew he was a great player in HS, but you never know about big leagues since so many players don't get that far! We are so pleased Eddie has made it to the NBA. We love following his career and we watch him on TV whenever we can. He's an energetic player who's fun to watch! Go Eddie!