Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Owls drop 77-70 decision to Oakland
Owls defeat Louisiana-Lafayette, host Drake Saturday
ECU defeats Rice 68-66 in C-USA first round
Images from the Owls' final regular season game against Houston.
Images from Senior Night 2012
Images from Rice University's 65-58 road win at Texas A&M Dec. 22, 2011.
Images from the Owls' 65-58 win over Texas A&M played Dec. 22, 2011.
Images from Rice's 81-67 win over St. Thomas.
Played in 113 career games, starting 80 contests for the Owls ... tallied 845 points and 387 rebounds during career, averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 boards ... also had 86 assists, 45 steals and 41 blocks over career ... made 132 three-point baskets over career, shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc ... 77.2 percent career free throw shooter ... named the 201 Conference USA Scholar Athlete for basketball and was a three-time Conference USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team selection.
Played in 34 games, starting 24 contests as a senior ... averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the year ... out of the gates matched a career high with 10 rebounds in the Owls' season opener against New Orleans ... scored 10 points in games against both Southern and Maryland-Eastern Shore ... had an 11-point effort against Iowa State in which he was 4-for-7 from the field and knocked down both of his three-point attempts ... scored 13 points in the Owls' win over St. Thomas ... was 4-for-8 from the field including 2-for-5 from three-point range ... also had five rebounds in the game ... followed up a season-high 16 points and 7-rebound effort in the Temple game with a 12-point game in the Owls' win over Texas A&M ... against Temple, also equaled a career high with two blocks in the contest ... with 11 points in the Owls' win over A&M-Corpus Christi, scored in double figures for the third straight game ... was 5-for-10 from the field and also had nine rebounds. In road win at SMU, layin off a Dylan Ennis pass gave the Owls a 10-point lead with less than two minutes to play ... was 4-for-5 from the field en route to a 10-point game ... scored six points in road game at Tulsa, going 2-for-4 from three-point range ... against UCF, converted two free throws on a technical foul with 13:39 to play to tie the game for the first time in the second half ... finished with seven points against the Knights ... scored six points in road win at UTEP, knocking down 2-of-3 field goal attempts including his lone three-point attempt ... also had an assist and a block ... ... on Senior Night against Houston scored 12 points, converting on 4-of-6 field goal attempts including 2-of-3 three-pointers ... scored 10 points and had six rebounds in the Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship game against East Carolina.
Drilled a key, three-pointer to answer a Louisiana-Lafayette trey and ignite a 12-0 Rice run late in the Owls' CIT first-round win ... scored all four of his points at the free throw line in the Owls' win over Drake in the second round ... had two clutch free throws with 43 seconds to play against the Bulldogs to give Rice a six-point lead ... also had three rounds and blocked two shots in the victory over Drake ... scored six points and had six rebounds against Oakland in the CIT quarterfinals.
Prior to Senior Night, had started the first 28 games of the season ... against Tulsa, played off the bench for the first time this season as the Owls started all four members of their senior class ... played in all 32 games as a junior, starting 31 contests ... finished the year having scored 244 points and grabbing 108 rebounds ... for the season averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds ... also had 26 assists and 15 steals during the year ... came close to doubling his blocked shot total from the previous two seasons (12) with 11 during junior campaign ... named to the Conference USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team for the second straight year.
In second game of the season posted a 7-for-7 performance from the field against Grambling State, scoring 15 points ... in 12 minutes of action in the second half, was 6-for-6 from the field and made his only three-point attempt in the win over the Tigers ... records for perfect shooting games date back to the 1970s and only on 12 occasions now has a player been perfect when attempting six or more shots ... 7-for-7 performance tied for the second-most field goals in a perfect shooting night on record ... registered second double-figure scoring game of the season, finishing with 13 points in 19 minutes of play at North Texas ... was 5-for-10 from the field before picking up fifth personal foul with 3:48 to play in the game ... also had six rebounds at UNT ... had a key, three-pointer to answer a Lamar trey and tie the game at 66-66 ... following basket to tie the Lamar game, the Owls would not trail again ... finished with eight points on 3-for-5 shooting including 2-for-3 from three-point range against the Cardinals ... at the Las Vegas Invitational, scored 12 points against Miami ... scored nine points in 27 minutes of action against LSU ... also had three rebounds and an assist in the victory over the SEC school.
Scored eight points on 3-for-6 shooting against Tulane ... scored 10 points in the first half and finished with 13 points in the Owls' overtime game against Southern Miss ... was 5-for-8 from the field against USM and also had three assists while tying a career high with two blocks in 37 minutes of play against the Golden Eagles ... scored nine points, had two assists, a block and a steal in win over UCF ... scored four points, had four rebounds and a blocked shot in the Owls' home-court win over Houston ... made four three-pointers, including two on back-to-back possessions in the final minute of regulation to help force overtime in the Owls' road game at SMU ... scored a season-high 16 points against the Mustangs ... continued solid week with a 15-point game against East Carolina ... was 6-for-17 from the field and made 3-of-7 three-pointers, including one with 34 seconds to play to tie the score against the Pirates ... in final home game of the season against Tulsa, scored 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting to lead the Owls in scoring for the first time this season ... had two steals in 26 minutes of playing time ... also led Rice in scoring across town at Houston, finishing with 15 points as the Owls swept a home-and-home series from the Cougars ... closed out junior season with a 10-point, 8-rebound performance against Tulsa at the Conference USA Championship ... eight boards and four assists in the C-USA quarterfinal game against the Golden Hurricane were both season highs.
Played in all 31 games, starting 16 as a sophomore ... averaged 8.0 points and 3.4 rebounds for the season ... began sophomore season by scoring 12 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the Owls' 81-51 win over Sacramento State ... chipped in 14 points in win over South Alabama ... scored 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting against North Texas ... finished with 11 points, going 5-for-8 from the field at Tulane ... returned to the starting lineup in road game at Tulsa ... starting nod came after he scored what was then a season-high 15 points at home against SMU ... was 5-for-11 from the field and knocked down 3-of-8 three-pointers ... had a career high five assists to go with 10 points in the Owls' road win at East Carolina ... scored 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in win over Texas A&M International during a late, nonconference game ... knocked down a career-high five three-pointers (13 attempts) and matched a career high with 19 points at SMU ... scored 14 points in back-to-back games against East Carolina and Marshall ... knocked down a three-pointer for the Owls' first points en route to an eight-point effort against Tulsa at the GMC Sierra Conference USA Championship ... was 3-for-7 off the bench against the Golden Hurricane while playing 28 minutes.
Suffered a broken wrist during a mid-January practice and missed the remainder of the season ... prior to the injury, had played in the Owls' first 16 games and had started the last nine contests ... averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds for the season ... more than half of his 61 rebounds came on the offensive glass ... of his 33 offensive rebounds, 20 led to second-chance points ... despite playing just a half of a season, 41 second-chance points was one shy of a team high for the year ... played 19 minutes off the bench against Portland State in collegiate debut, knocking down a second-half three-pointer for his first career points ... at the Basketball Travelers Invitational in Provo, Utah, scored six points against host BYU, knocking down 2-of-6 three-point attempts in the game ... had a 4-for-4 shooting night against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers, finishing with eight points and three rebounds ... scored nine points, had five rebounds and a steal against Lamar ... had a career scoring game at Texas where he drained 4-of-6 three-pointers and finished with 19 points ... was 5-for-5 from the field in the first half, including four, three-pointers ... for the game was 7-of-11 from the field, had three rebounds, an assist and a steal ... was the first player off the bench in five of seven games before moving into the starting lineup ... first career start came against UTSA and responded with 14 points in 37 minutes of play ... was 6-of-13 from the field against the Roadrunners and led the team with eight rebounds ... scored 16 points and had four rebounds at Duquesne ... was 7-for-12 from the field ... credited with his first career double-double against Harvard, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds ... during a five-possession segment of the second half of a road win at UALR, made four field goals ... scored 15 points, had three rebounds, two assists and a block in 32 minutes of play at UALR ... the day before breaking wrist, scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win over SMU in the Owls' second game of conference play.
Mayo High School
Three-year starter at Mayo High School where he scored over 1,000 points and finished his prep career as the school's second-leading rebounder ... was a three-time All-Big Nice Conference selection ... as a senior, averaged 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the team ... also averaged 1.5 blocks and one steal per game ... shot 54 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc ... named all-state honorable mention and all-conference ... helped lead Mayo to a Section championship and an appearance in the Minnesota state tournament senior year ... Shaun Lang-coached team posted a 21-5 record during 2007-08 season ... most memorable moment of the year was being part of a two-player tandem in which both players scored 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in a game that Mayo won by 40 points ... named to the National Society of High School Scholars ... member of the Dean's List who carried a 4.0 grade point average ... academic all-state selection ... as a junior, averaged 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Mayo in both statistical categories ... shot 50 percent from the field ... tabbed all-conference and all-state honorable mention ... junior team posted a 17-9 record.
Born Aug. 13, 1990 in Rochester, Minn. ... son of Suzanna and Bernard Kuipers ... youngest of six children ... has three older brothers - Jonathan, Benjamin and Joseph - as well as two older sisters - Rachel and Hannah ... sister Rachel is a 2008 graduate of Rice University ... father played basketball at Western Michigan ... Kinesiology major ... Hanszen College.
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