|High School:||Pittsburgh Central Catholic|
Fall 2014: Competed as an individual in two tournaments...shot a 240 (82-81-77) in the VCU Shootout...shot a 247 (85-77-85) in the Maryland Terrapin Invitational.
Spring 2014: Competed in the Rutherford Intercollegiate.
Before Maryland: Attended Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School...led Pittsburgh Central to four sectional championships...won the individual sectional and regional championship in 2011, and finished 24th in Pennsylvania...finished eighth in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Championship in 2011...lettered in basketball all four years.
Personal: Full name is John Eric Urda...born in Wyomissing, Pa...son of John and Ellen Urda...John played basketball at Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Ellen swam at Wittenberg University...sister Emily plays on the women's tennis team at Villanova...chose Maryland over Purdue, Bucknell and Villanova.