Kerry Kittles

Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association in 2004–05. He was raised in New Orleans and attended St. Augustine High School. He is currently an assistant coach at Princeton.[1]

The 6' 5", 179 lb (81 kg) shooting guard attended Villanova University and was later selected by the New Jersey Nets with the eighth pick in the 1996 NBA draft. He sat out his entire fifth season, in 2000–01, due to rehabilitation from offseason surgery on his right knee. After seven seasons with the Nets, Kittles was traded to the Clippers in a salary purge. After one injury-riddled year in Los Angeles, Kittles retired from the NBA. Kittles completed an MBA at Villanova University's School of Business.[2]

He holds the Villanova University record for most points scored, with 2,243. Kittles is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Kerry Kittles
Princeton Tigers
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueIvy League
Personal information
BornJune 12, 1974 (age 45)
Dayton, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Augustine
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
CollegeVillanova (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career1996–2005
PositionShooting guard
Number30
Coaching career2016–present
Career history
As player:
19962004New Jersey Nets
2004–2005Los Angeles Clippers
As coach:
2016–presentPrinceton (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points7,165 (14.1 ppg)
Assists1,295 (2.6 apg)
Steals811 (1.6 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Career highlights

  • Owns 15 Villanova all-time career records, including most points (2,243) and most steals (277)
  • Named First Team All-America by the AP as a senior at Villanova after achieving Second Team status as a junior
  • Named NBA co-Rookie of the Month (with Vancouver's Shareef Abdur-Rahim) for December, 1996
  • Recorded 9 points and 4 assists in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland
  • Posted a career-high 40 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals against the Milwaukee Bucks on 4/13/97
  • Set an NBA rookie record in 1996–97 with 158 three-pointers (this record was broken by the Spanish rookie Rudy Fernández of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2008–2009 season) and led the Nets in three-pointers made and attempted (419) and three-point percentage (.377)
  • Named to the 1996–97 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 16.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.0 apg and 1.91 spg and playing in all 82 games
  • Totaled a team-high 29 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 3 assists against the Vancouver Grizzlies on 2/24/98
  • Led the Nets in 1997–98 in three-pointers made (110) and attempted (263) and three-point percentage (.418, 11th in the NBA)
  • Finished first on the Nets in 3pt FG percentage at 40.0 in 1999–2000
  • Scored 5000th career point by recording a team-high 22 points on 9-15 (60.0%) shooting from the field in 43 minutes vs Atlanta on 3/24/2002

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996–97 New Jersey 82 57 36.7 .426 .377 .771 3.9 3.0 1.9 0.4 16.4
1997–98 New Jersey 77 76 36.5 .440 .418 .808 4.7 2.3 1.7 0.5 17.2
1998–99 New Jersey 46 40 34.1 .370 .316 .772 4.2 2.5 1.7 0.6 12.9
1999–00 New Jersey 62 61 30.6 .437 .400 .795 3.6 2.3 1.3 0.3 13.0
2001–02 New Jersey 82 82 31.7 .466 .405 .744 3.4 2.6 1.6 0.4 13.4
2002–03 New Jersey 65 57 30.0 .467 .356 .785 3.9 2.6 1.6 0.5 13.0
2003–04 New Jersey 82 82 34.7 .453 .351 .787 4.0 2.5 1.5 0.5 13.1
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 11 0 22.1 .384 .333 .600 2.9 1.8 0.7 0.3 6.3
Career 507 455 33.4 .439 .378 .780 3.9 2.6 1.6 0.4 14.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998 New Jersey 3 3 42.0 .425 .385 .909 5.0 2.7 1.3 0.7 16.3
2002 New Jersey 20 20 29.0 .435 .265 .778 3.2 2.3 1.6 0.5 12.1
2003 New Jersey 20 20 30.7 .395 .413 .762 3.5 2.0 1.5 0.3 10.8
2004 New Jersey 11 11 37.7 .448 .327 .618 4.3 2.1 2.0 0.9 14.4
Career 54 54 32.1 .424 .337 .742 3.6 2.1 1.6 0.5 12.3

References

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/2016/news/05/24/former-nba-player-kerry-kittles-joins-princeton-staff.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpts
  2. ^ http://www.casualhoya.com/2009/5/18/878653/kerry-kittles-graduated-with-an

External links

1994–95 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1994–95 NCAA Division I men's basketball season concluded in the 64-team 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament whose finals were held at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. The UCLA Bruins earned their eleventh national championship by defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 89–78 on April 3, 1995. They were coached by Jim Harrick and the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player was UCLA's Ed O'Bannon.

In the 32-team 1995 National Invitation Tournament, the Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Marquette Warriors at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Following the season, the 1995 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Consensus First team included Ed O'Bannon, Shawn Respert, Joe Smith, Jerry Stackhouse, and Damon Stoudamire.

1995 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1995 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 9 to March 12, 1995. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1995 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Connecticut finished with the best regular season conference and was awarded the #1 seed.

Villanova defeated Connecticut, 94–78, in the championship game to claim its first Big East Tournament championship.

1995 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1995 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1995–96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1995–96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season concluded in the 64-team 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament whose finals were held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Kentucky Wildcats earned their sixth national championship by defeating the Syracuse Orangemen 76–67 on April 1, 1996. They were coached by Rick Pitino and the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player was Kentucky's Tony Delk.

In the 32-team 1997 National Invitation Tournament, the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the St. Joseph's Hawks at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Following the season, the 1996 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Consensus First team included Ray Allen, Marcus Camby, Tony Delk, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, and Kerry Kittles.

1995–96 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

The 1995–96 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University in the 1995–96 season. Led by consensus First team All-American Senior Kerry Kittles, who became and remains Villanova's all-time leading scorer, the highly ranked Wildcats made their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament since the departure of Rollie Massimino. With an overall record 24-5 and conference record of 14-4, the Wildcats placed second in the Big East Conference, and after reaching the semifinals of the Big East tournament, the team was invited to the NCAA tournament as a 3 seed. In the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats would gain their first tournament win under Fourth Year head coach Steve Lappas, over 14 seed Portland. In the round of 32, the Wildcats would prove to be competitive, but fall to 6 seed Louisville by four points.

1996 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1996 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1996 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds and the three highest seeds received byes in the first round. Connecticut, the Big East regular season winner, received the number one seed in the tournament.

Connecticut defeated Georgetown, 75-74 to claim its second Big East Tournament championship.

1996 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1996 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1996 was the last year that the UPI teams were named. After being considered a part of consensus selections since 1949, they would be replaced in 1998 by the Sporting News All-American team.

1996–97 NBA season

The 1996–97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The league used this season to mark its 50th anniversary, which included the unveiling of the league's list of its 50 greatest players. This particular season featured what has since been acknowledged as one of the most talented rookie-classes, featuring the debuts of Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Jermaine O'Neal, Ben Wallace and Stephon Marbury. The season ended with the Chicago Bulls defeating the Utah Jazz 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals to win the franchise's 5th championship.

1996–97 New Jersey Nets season

The 1996–97 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 30th season in the National Basketball Association, and 21st season in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In the off-season, the Nets acquired Robert Pack from the Washington Bullets, and signed free agents Tony Massenburg and former All-Star forward Xavier McDaniel. Under new head coach John Calipari, the Nets continued to struggle losing their first five games of the season, which included two games against the Orlando Magic in Tokyo, Japan. At midseason, their transition continued as they traded Pack along with Shawn Bradley, Khalid Reeves and second-year forward Ed O'Bannon to the Dallas Mavericks for Sam Cassell, Jim Jackson, Chris Gatling, Eric Montross and George McCloud, who never played with the Nets and was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers for Joe Kleine.The Nets ended their season with a 26–56 record, finishing fifth in the Atlantic Division. Kendall Gill led them in scoring averaging 21.8 points per game, and top draft pick Kerry Kittles was selected to the All-Rookie Second Team. Following the season, Jackson and Montross were both dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers, Massenburg signed with the Vancouver Grizzlies, and Kleine signed with the Chicago Bulls.

2000–01 New Jersey Nets season

The 2000–01 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 34th season in the National Basketball Association, and 25th season in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Nets won the Draft Lottery and selected Kenyon Martin with the first overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft, while signing free agent Aaron Williams during the offseason. Under new head coach Byron Scott, the Nets got off to a 6–4 start, but then lost nine consecutive games while losing 17 of their next 20 games. Injuries limited Keith Van Horn to 49 games, and Kendall Gill to 31 games, while Kerry Kittles missed the entire season with a knee injury. The Nets lost their final six games finishing sixth in the Atlantic Division with a 26–56 record. Despite their struggles, Stephon Marbury averaged 23.9 points per game and was selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. Following the season, he was traded along with Johnny Newman to the Phoenix Suns, Gill signed with the Miami Heat, rookie Stephen Jackson signed with the San Antonio Spurs and Sherman Douglas retired.

2003–04 New Jersey Nets season

The 2003–04 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 37th season in the National Basketball Association, and 28th season in East Rutherford, New Jersey. After speculating that he would sign with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs in the off-season, Jason Kidd signed a 6-year, $99 million deal to stay with the Nets.The team acquired All-Star center and two-time Defensive Player of the Year Alonzo Mourning, who missed all of last season due to his worsening kidney condition. However, after just twelve games, Mourning retired on November 25, 2003 due to complications from his kidney disease.

After a 22–20 start to the season, Byron Scott was fired as head coach and was replaced with Lawrence Frank, as the Nets went on a 14-game winning streak at midseason. With Frank as interim head coach, the Nets overcame adversity, ending the season with a 47–35 record. Despite this, the Nets still managed to repeat as Division Champions and earn the number 2 spot in the Eastern Conference.

After sweeping the New York Knicks in the opening round of the playoffs, the second round pitted the Nets against the Detroit Pistons in last year's Conference championship rematch. However, Detroit would get revenge this time, and would eventually win the series in seven games, ending the 2003–04 season for the Nets. The Pistons would go on to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals to win their third NBA championship.

Following the season, Kenyon Martin was traded to the Denver Nuggets, Kerry Kittles was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, and Rodney Rogers signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Hornets. Martin and Kidd both represented the Eastern Conference at the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, which was held in Los Angeles. This was Kenyon Martin's only All-Star game appearance.

2017–18 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team represented Princeton University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by seventh-year head coach Mitch Henderson, played their home games at Jadwin Gymnasium as members of the Ivy League. They finished the season 13–16, 5–9 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for fifth place and failed to qualify for the Ivy League Tournament.

Basketball at the 1995 Summer Universiade

Basketball events were contested at the 1995 Summer Universiade in Fukuoka, Japan.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Barclays Center. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the other is the New York Knicks. The team was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBA's rival league, the American Basketball Association (ABA). They played in New Jersey as the New Jersey Americans during their first season, before moving to Long Island in 1968 and changing their name to the New York Nets. During this time, the Nets won two ABA championships (in 1974 and 1976). In 1976, the ABA merged with the NBA, and the Nets were absorbed into the NBA along with three other ABA teams (the San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Denver Nuggets, all of whom remain in the league today).

In 1977, the team returned to New Jersey and played as the New Jersey Nets from 1977 to 2012. During this time, the Nets won two consecutive Eastern Conference championships (in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons), but failed to win a league title. In the summer of 2012, the team moved to Barclays Center, and took its current geographic name.

Keith Herron

Keith Orlando Herron (born (1956-06-14)June 14, 1956) is a retired American basketball player. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee.As a 6'7" forward out of Mackin High School in Washington, D.C., he played collegiately at Villanova University. At the end of his college basketball career, he was Villanova's all-time leading scorer for 19 years, a mark that has since been surpassed by Kerry Kittles. Herron was named to Basketball Weekly's All-East team, The Sporting News All-America team, the All-NIT team, and twice to the All-Big Five team. Herron's brothers Larry and Reggie also played for the Villanova Wildcats.Herron was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft. Herron played for the Atlanta Hawks in 1978–79, Detroit Pistons in 1980–81, and Cleveland Cavaliers in 1981–82.

Kittles

Kittles is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Kerry Kittles (born 1974), American basketball player

Rick Kittles, American biologist

Tory Kittles (born 1975), American actor

Robert V. Geasey Trophy

The Robert V. Geasey Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding basketball player in the Philadelphia Big 5, an informal association of college athletic programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is not an MVP award and does not represent the entire regular season's most valuable player; the award goes simply to the best basketball player for Big 5 games played that season. It has been given since 1956 and is granted by the Herb Good Basketball Club. Members of the Philadelphia Big 5 are La Salle University, the University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph's University, Temple University and Villanova University.

St. Augustine High School (New Orleans)

St. Augustine High School or "St. Aug" is an all-boys parochial high school in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It was founded in 1951 and covers grades 8 through 12 (ages approx. 13 to 18).

Villanova Wildcats men's basketball

Villanova University's men's basketball team represents Villanova University and competes in the Big East Conference of NCAA Division I College basketball. Their first season was the 1920–21 season. Named the "Wildcats", Villanova is a member of the Philadelphia Big Five, five Philadelphia college basketball teams who share a passionate rivalry.

The Wildcats have won the National Championship three times: 1985, 2016, and 2018. Their 1985 NCAA championship as an 8 seed still stands as the lowest seed ever to win the title. The game is referred to as "The Perfect Game" as they shot a record 78.6% as a team for the game (22 for 28, including 9 for 10 in the second half). Their 2016 NCAA Championship, is referred to as "The Perfect Ending" and is the only NCAA Men's Championship game to be won on a buzzer beater, as Kris Jenkins drained a shot as time expired. They made the Final Four in 1939, 1971, 1985, 2009, 2016, and 2018; their six Final Four appearances are 13th most all-time. As of 2019, they have an NCAA Tournament record of 65–37 (.637). Villanova has defeated six No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament (Michigan and Georgetown in 1985, Pittsburgh in 2009, Kansas and North Carolina in 2016, and Kansas in 2018), which is sixth most all-time. The Villanova Wildcats have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 39 times, the eighth highest total in NCAA history. They have won the Big East regular season championship eight times, most recently winning four straight from 2014 to 2017. They won the Big East Tournament in 1995, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Villanova entered the 2016–2017 season with an all-time winning percentage of (.648), placing the Wildcats tied for 13th among all NCAA Division I basketball programs. Through 2018, Villanova has 1,779 wins, which is 23rd among Division I men's basketball teams. Villanova has won the Philadelphia Big Five 26 times which is the second most of any team, including five straight from 2014 to 2018. The Wildcats have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament 17 times, winning in 1994.

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