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Kyle Kuric

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evansville, Ind.

High School:
Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Position:
G/F

Experience:
2L


07/10/2012

Men's Basketball Has Four Earn NABC Academic Honors

The Cardinals' four selections are tied for third most at the NCAA Division I level.

04/16/2012

Almeida and Exeter Top Winners at All-Sport Banquet

U of L showcases banner year at banquet

04/02/2012

Louisville, Pitino Celebrate Unlikely Final Four

Associated Press Feature Story

03/31/2012

Freshman Behanan Matures in Time for Louisville

Associated Press Feature Story

03/31/2012

Louisville-Kentucky Preview

Courtesy of the Associated Press

04/17/2012

FOURTH STREET LIVE RALLY

Men's Basketball Fourth Street Live Rally

03/31/2012

Louisville's Dance Ends Against No. 1 Kentucky, 69-61 (AP)

Peyton Siva had 11 points and Chane Behanan added 10.

03/30/2012

Final Four Press Conferences, Interviews and Practice (AP)

Louisville prepares to take on in-state rival and top-ranked Kentucky in New Orleans.

03/24/2012

No. 17 Louisville Earns Comeback Win Over Florida, 72-68, Advances To Final Four (AP)

Cardinals head to Final Four for ninth time, second under Pitino.

03/23/2012

Men's Basketball Press Conference (3/23/12)

Men's Basketball Press Conference (3/23/12)

Junior Year:

  • Starter in 19 games at forward. He was third in the BIG EAST in three-point percentage (.449, 70-of-156) and was seventh in field goal percentage (.514).
  • Averaged a team-high 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds over the last 13 games, hitting 34-of-74 three-pointers (.459) and 53.8 percent from the field. Kuric had averaged 2.7 rebounds per game prior to that stretch.
  • His 70 three-pointers were the 11th most for a UofL player in a single season.
  • Has 19 career double-figure scoring efforts, including 16 as a junior (12 of the last 19 games) when he had six 20-point scoring games.
  • Scored 21 points at West Virginia (7-of-9 field goals, 5-of-6 three-pointers).
  • Pulled down a career-high matching nine rebounds against Providence and scored 25 points.
  • Selected to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Feb. 14.
  • Totaled 23 points, five rebounds, four assists and hit 5-of-7 three-pointers as the Cardinals beat Syracuse.
  • Scored a career-high 28 points at Notre Dame, adding four rebounds and a steal. His dunk just before halftime in that game was named the national 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year.
  • Produced 19 points, four rebounds and hit 6-of-9 shots against DePaul.
  • Scored 15 points in the Cards' victory at No. 5 Connecticut, connecting on 6-of-8 field goals (3-of-5 3-pointers).
  • Scored 20 points against St. John's, connecting on 5-of-7 3-point goals.
  • Totaled 10 points, four rebounds and scored the winning basket with four seconds remaining against Marquette to cap an 18-point comeback over the final 5:44.
  • Scored 25 points against Morgan State, burying 7-of-10 3-pointers and 9-of-13 shots for the game.
  • Off the bench against UNLV, he had 17 points, five rebounds, two steals, and made 5-of-8 three-point goals.
  • Suffered a concussion in the first half against FIU, which kept him out for the Cards' next two games against South Alabama and San Francisco.
  • Was crowned UofL's Homecoming King on Oct. 9, 2010 at halftime of the Cards' homecoming football game vs. Memphis.
  • Serves as the student representative on the UofL Athletic Association Board of Directors.
  • His sister Katie was a goalkeeper for UofL soccer.

Sophomore Year:

  • Huge game in the regular season finale against then No. 1 Syracuse, scoring a career-high 22 points, all in the second half. It was the most points scored in a half since Larry O'Bannon tied a school record with 26 first-half points against Charlotte on Jan. 3, 2005. Kuric added three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and four dunks while connecting on 9-of-11 field goals (4-of-6 three-pointers).
  • Averaged 8.2 points over the last five games while connecting on 16-of-22 field goals (.727), including making 9-of-14 three pointers in those four (.643).
  • One of two individuals honored as Outstanding Sophomore Student, which recognizes academic achievement and overall leadership and service. In addition to his participation on the Cardinals' basketball team, Kuric has served as a math tutor and coached a basketball team for four-year-olds.
  • Serves as the student representative on the U of L Athletic Association Board of Directors.
  • Scored 10 points and had a key late-game steal at Connecticut.
  • Grabbed seven or more rebounds in three games. He has scored at least five points in 10 games.
  • Made his second career start at Marquette, contributing six points and two rebounds in 21 minutes.
  • Scored all seven of his points at DePaul in the first half. It was his most points in 15 games.
  • Grabbed a career best nine rebounds and scored six points against Radford.
  • Pulled down eight rebounds and scored three points vs. St. John's.
  • Produced a career-high 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench against Louisiana Lafayette, a game after scoring a then career-high 10 points and grabbing four rebounds in 15 minutes against Western Kentucky.
  • Starter at small forward against Charlotte, producing eight points, two rebounds and two assists.

Freshman Year:

  • Scored two points and grabbed a season-high three rebounds vs. Pittsburgh.
  • Started against Indiana State and responded with nine points, hitting 3-of-4 three-point goals in a season-high 18 minutes of action.
  • Buried a three-pointer and grabbed two rebounds in six minutes against Morehead State in his first collegiate action.

High School:

  • Averaged 20.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocked shots as a senior in leading Memorial High School to a 21-2 record and the regional finals before falling to eventual Indiana state champion Washington (Kuric scored 22 points in that game). Memorial rose to the state's top 3A ranking during the season.
  • Totalled a team-high 17 points and five rebounds as Memorial won its first sectional title in 12 years with a 67-58 victory over Princeton.
  • Named the Evansville Courier & Press All-Metro Player of the Year, a second team AP all-state honoree and was ranked No. 147 in the ESPN 150 listing of the top players in the class of 2008. He was selected to the Indiana All-Star team.
  • As a junior, Kuric averaged 22.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in helping Memorial to a 15-7 record and the Indiana sectional finals as the Tigers won 10 of their last 12 games. He connected on 45 percent of his three-point goals as a junior and earned first team all-metro honors.
  • Averaged 16.2 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore.
  • Also played shortstop for the Memorial baseball team.
  • Also received interest from Southern Illinois, Saint Louis, and Michigan before signing with the Cardinals.

Personal:

  • Born Aug. 25, 1989 ... Son of Steve and Judi Kuric ... Has one older sister (Katie) ... Major is business management with a minor in entrepreneurship.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to "graduate from the business school and make a lot of contacts."
  • Enjoys working on his car, following the stock market and going to movies in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend U of L because "it was the best place and opportunity to play."
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
  • Wanted to wear No. 14 because 34 was his junior varsity number, 24 was his high school number, and this is the next step up.
  • Got started playing basketball when he was two years old and played on a six foot goal given to him by his mother's parents.
  • Feels Matt Damon would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Few people know that he is involved in the Big Brother program.
  • Wears the same socks and undershirt for every game.
  • Best moments of his athletic career were U of L's victory over Syracuse in the final game played in Freedom Hall and winning a sectional championship in high school.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is how high his bed is.
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "don't be afraid to succeed."
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: His passion for the game.
  • Would most like to meet Michelangelo.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant
  • NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Roger Federer
  • Movies: Grown-ups, Inception, Avatar, The Dark Knight, Transformers, Wedding Crashers
  • TV Shows: Family Guy, Two and a Half Men, Tosh.0
  • Books: Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
  • Actor: Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Comedian: Daniel Tosh, Russell Peters
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