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2008-2009 Men's Basketball Roster


Kevin Kanaskie

Class: SR
Position: G
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185 pounds
Previous School: State College HS
Hometown: State College, Pa.

2007-08 (JUNIOR)
Fourth all-time in assists (365), fifth all-time in 3-point field goals made (145), ninth all-time for free-throw percentage (.796) ... On pace to enter 1,000-point club and enters senior season with 873 career points ... On pace to set all-time record for games played and most minutes played during four-year career ... Career 31.9 minutes per game average is tied for fifth all-time at Middle Tennessee ... Finished season ranked 21st in Sun Belt in scoring (11.7), 10th in 3-point field goals made (61), 11th in free-throw percentage (.795), eighth in assists (3.31), ninth in assist-turnover ratio (1.26), 13th in steals (1.22), and 1st in minutes played (35.7) ... Named to the Sun Belt's All-Tournament team ... Surpassed 850-point mark with season-high 23 in SBC semifinals vs. South Alabama (03/10/08) and currently is 37th all-time in scoring at Middle Tennessee with 873 points ... Established season highs and produced three of five career 20-plus point games in three of final five outings of the season with 21 at Florida Atlantic (02/23/08), 22 vs. Troy (03/01/08), and 23 vs. South Alabama (03/10/08) ... Tied career high with five 3-pointers in win vs. South Alabama (02/14/08) and also established season high for field goals made (6), while tying season high for rebounds (7) ... Equaled career high with five 3-pointers in SBC quarterfinal win vs. Troy ... Scored double figures 19 times this season and 41 times in career ... Has hit at least one 3-pointer in 49 of last 52 games dating to the 2006-07 season ... Connected on career-best 12 of 12 free throws at Florida Atlantic (02/23/08) ... Connected on both ends of a one-and-one with four seconds remaining to lead team to 65-64 road win at Troy (01/16/08) ... Tied career high with four steals vs. Memphis (12/15/07) .... Pulled career-high nine rebounds in semifinal win vs. South Alabama ... Played 40 minutes eight times in 2007-08.

2006-07 (SOPHOMORE)
Named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Third Team ... Only player in program history to lead team in scoring (12.2), 3-point field goals made (67), and assists (185) in the same season ... Played 1,184 minutes, which are the most by a player in a season in program history ... Scored double figures in 20 games after tallying double figures twice all of previous season ... Led team in scoring 13 times ... Earned starts in 43 consecutive games dating to 05-06 season ... Led team in rebounding in three straight SBC Tournament games with personal-best eight in each game ... Fourth on single-season 3-point field goals made list with 67 .... Fifth on single-season assists list (185), 5.8 assist average tied for fifth best in a single-season ... Played 1,184 minutes - most ever in a season ... Only player in program history with double figures in assists three times in the same season (13 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 12 vs. Florida Atlantic, and 11 vs. Florida Atlantic) ... Ended regular-season ranked No. 10 nationally in assists per game (6.1), which led the SBC ... Among SBC leaders in scoring (27th, 12.2), free throw percentage (8th, .772), assists (1st, 5.8), assist/turnover ratio (1st, 1.93), 3-point field goals made (9th, 2.09), and minutes played (2nd, 37.00) ... In SBC games only, led league in assists (6.2), and was third in free-throw percentage (.821) ... Scored career-high 26 at Troy (2/22/07) on the strength of career-high 10 field goals and tied career-high for 3-point field goals made (5) ... Collected career-high 13 assists and led team in scoring with 18 points for his second career double-double against Louisiana-Lafayette (01/27/07). The 13 assists tied for fifth-most in a game ... Had 11 assists and no turnovers in home win vs. Florida Atlantic (02/24/07) ... Had eight or more assists nine times ... Averaged 37.0 minutes per game, which is fourth-most in a season at Middle Tennessee.

2005-06 (FRESHMAN)
Team won first four career starts in succession before losing to Denver (02/11/06), and was 8-3 in his 11 starts ... Assist/turnover ratio was 3-to-1 as a starter with 39 assists and 13 turnovers in his 11 starts ... Enjoyed best statistical game of his young career against South Dakota State with career highs for points (12), assists (6), and minutes (33). Also equaled his season best with two 3-pointers ... Tied career high for 3-point field goals made with two against Denver ... Knocked down 3-pointer with 3:42 remaining to give team its biggest lead to that point, a five-point edge at Florida International ... Earned first career start against New Orleans and responded with career-high six rebounds, which tied for the team lead, and tying career highs for assists (5) and 3-point field goals made (2) while playing 31 minutes, also a career high ... Collected career high four steals in second career start against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Established career highs for points (8), field goals (3), 3-point field goals made (2) and rebounds (4) against Troy (01/21/06) ... Logged double figure minutes in all but four games ... Led team in assists 12 times.

STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Named All-State, All-Conference MVP and two-time All-Conference ... Led State College in points, steals and assists as a three-year starter.

PERSONAL
Born: Dec. 8, 1986 ... Parents: Kurt and Joyce Kanaskie ... Major: Health and Human Performance ... Notable: Father, Kurt, is an assistant at Penn State who played college basketball at La Salle.



2005-2006 Game-by-Game Stats
2006-2007 Game-by-Game Stats
2007-2008 Game-by-Game Stats
2008-2009 Game-by-Game Stats