Full Name: Kirk Penney
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 220
Birthdate: November 23, 1980 (Auckland, New Zealand)
High School: Westlake Boys HS (Auckland, New Zealand)
Finished 2003-04 season in Spain with Auna Gran Canaria, averaging 10.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 24 games. Started the year with the Miami Heat in the NBA, appearing in two games and scoring three points. A native of New Zealand who has represented his country at the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004, the Goodwill Games in 2001, and the World Championships in 2002.
College Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-American by AP as a
senior and was a First Team All-Big Ten selection his junior and senior seasons.
Finished collegiate career as the sixth all-time leading scorer in Wisconsin
history with 1,454 points, second all-time in three-point field goals made (217)
and attempted (561), third in games played (127), and sixth in minutes played
Senior (2002-03): Averaged a team-leading 16.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. Started all 32 games. Recorded season-high 28 points against Penn State. Registered a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds at Illinois. Scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the season opener against Eastern Washington. Led team with 21 points and nine rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Weber State. Scored 20 points in the Sweet Sixteen against Kentucky.
Junior (2001-02): Averaged a team-leading 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds,
and 1.7 assists. Started all 32 games. Set career-high with 33 points on 13-for-17
shooting against Marquette. Posted a double-double of 29 points and 13 games
against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tallied 30 points on 9-for 13 shooting at Minnesota.
Sophomore (2000-01): Averaged 11.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists. Started 22 of 29 games. Ranked third the Big Ten in three-point shooting (.432). Led team in scoring in ten contests. Posted season-high 24 points against Xavier. Sank five threes in scoring 21 points against Minnesota. Registered 23 points at Michigan.
Freshman (1999-00): Averaged 3.7 points and 1.4 rebounds. Started six times. Scored season-high 17 points at Purdue. Contributed six points against Michigan State in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.