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Kevin

Ware

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Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
High School: Rockdale County (Ga.)
Other College: Louisville
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

ATHLETIC HONORS
• 2015 Sun Belt Tournament MVP
• 2015 Sun Belt All-Tournament Team
• 2013 NCAA National Championship (Louisville)

ACADEMICS
• Currently majoring in religious studies

2015-16
Finished his career averaging a career-high 11.6 points (21st in the Sun Belt) and 3.7 rebounds per game, while leading the team with 35.5 minutes per contest (fourth in the Sun Belt and 67th in the NCAA . . . Led team with 92 assists (10th in the Sun Belt) and 37 steals (10th in the Sun Belt, while shooting 42.1 percent from the floor and 35.5 percent from 3-point range.

Recorded a stretch of 24-straight free throws made, tied for the fourth-longest stretch in program history . . . Hit 78.9 percent from the free throw line, 11th in the Sun Belt and 211th in the nation.

Tied for a team-high with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting against IUPUI, grabbing five rebounds and swiping four steals . . . Scored a team-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with six rebounds in a win over Middle Tennessee . . . Knocked down more 3-pointers (3) in first eight minutes against Troy than had all season (2) leading up to that point, finishing with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists . . . Finished with 20 points and five rebounds against South Alabama . . . Just missed his first career double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds against UL Lafayette . . . Dished out a career-high seven assists and scored 15 points at South Alabama . . . Scored a team-high 16 points at UL Lafayette.

2014-15
Named Sun Belt tournament MVP and to the all-tournament team after scoring 18 points in the championship game, nearly half of Georgia State’s total, playing 39 minutes and going 8-of-17 from the floor.

Finished his first season averaging 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 28.6 minutes per contest . . . Shot 42.9 percent from the floor and 70.7 percent from the free throw line . . . Swiped 58 steals, just one shy of moving into the school’s top 10 single season list and No. 75 in the NCAA for the year . . . Averaged 1.7 steals per game, ranked No. 7 in the Sun Belt and 112th in the NCAA.

Scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and five assists with three steals against UALR . . . Finished with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals in regular season opener against Tennessee Temple . . . Scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds with two key steals in the final four minutes at Oakland in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic . . . In a career-high 44 minutes, scored 14 points and swiped a career-high five steals in a double overtime game against Texas State . . . Scored nine points and dished out a career-high six assists in SBC semifinals against UL Lafayette.

2013-14 (LOUISVILLE)
Played in nine games before being sidelined for the season after being accidentally kicked against Missouri State aggravating a previous leg injury . . . Went 2-of-3 from the field for four points in just five minutes against Missouri State . . . Came off the bench against Hartford, totaling four points, two steals and one blocked shot . . . Reappeared in competition 220 days after leg injury, totaling six points and four rebounds in an exhibition game against Pikeville . . . Was online search engine Bing’s fourth most-searched American athlete in 2013. He was also the fourth-most searched athlete in the world through Google’s search results.

2012-13 (LOUISVILLE)
Scored at least five points off the bench on 18 occasions as a sophomore, including scoring eight or more five times in his last 12 games . . . Had successful surgery to repair a gruesome broken right tibia on March 31, which he suffered with 6:33 remaining in the first half of the Cardinals’ 85-63 victory over Duke in regional final. He had a rod inserted into the bone. The unfortunate injury, with his and his teammates’ reaction to it, became an international story.

Matched a season high with 11 points against Oregon in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, hitting 5-of-7 shots from the field . . . Handed out a career-high five assists and had two steals against Colorado State in the NCAA tournament third round . . . Produced nine points against Syracuse in the Big East title game.

His 167 points as a sophomore were more than eight times his freshman year total.
Had eight points, four rebounds and four assists at Notre Dame . . . Gained his first career start against Providence and contributed three points and three assists.

Scored 10 points against Manhattan in the Cardinals’ opening game, connecting on all four of his field-goal attempts, including his first career 3-pointer.

Had nine points, two rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes at College of Charleston.

2011-12 (LOUISVILLE)
Had the most productive game of his freshman season against DePaul, scoring six points with a four rebounds in 16 minutes . . . Handed out four assists, blocked a shot and scored his first basket at St. John’s on his 19th birthday.

Joined the team on Dec. 14 after he met his NCAA initial eligibility requirements to enroll for the 2012 spring semester in November. He had signed a financial aid agreement with the Cardinals in June, was denied a waiver and subsequent appeal for admittance in early September, and had continued to work on improving his academic standing.

After three days of practice, he played six minutes against Memphis for his first collegiate action. Finished season playing 20 games.

PREP
Averaged 13.2 points, 4.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals as a senior in helping Rockdale County post a 26-6 record and finish as the Georgia 4-A state runner-up . . . First-team all-state selection as a senior and was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 70 overall prospect in the class of 2011, was listed No. 94 in the ESPNU Top 100 and was rated 99th nationally by Scout.com.

As a junior at Rockdale County, averaged 14.9 points and 4.0 assists per game while earning 4-A second-team all-state honors as the Bulldogs won the regional championship and reached the second round of the 4-A state playoffs with a 28-2 mark.

Had eight points and four rebounds for the White team in the 2011 Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star game, played in Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center . . . Scored a season high 28 points as a senior against Meridian (Miss.) High School.

As a sophomore, averaged 16 points, 8.5 assists and eight rebounds en route to district player of the year honors.

A broken hand suffered in July 2010 limited his summer competition, but was still named to the USA roster for the 2010 aides Nations Global Experience event in Chicago.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kevin Ware . . . Born on Jan. 3, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga., before moving to Bronx, N.Y. and then returning to Conyers, Ga. . . . Son of Lisa Junior and Kevin Ware Sr. . . . Has three sisters, Donna, Brittney and Khadijah . . . His uncle Marlin Capers played basketball for the German National Team and for pro teams in Europe.

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