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Kevin Pittsnogle
Full Name: Kevin Lee Pittsnogle Jr.
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 6-11 / 250
Birthdate: July 30, 1984 (Martinsburg, W. Va.)
High School: Martinsburg, HS (Martinsburg, W. Va.)
College: West Virginia
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West Virginia
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 29 29 126 253 .498 35 50 .700 49 103 .476 138 32 24 39 336 11.6
2003-04 31 26 116 290 .400 32 41 .780 53 144 .368 115 27 15 15 317 10.2
2004-05 35 16 146 314 .465 66 78 .846 60 141 .426 129 22 21 16 418 11.9
2005-06 33 33 231 485 .476 84 98 .857 91 227 .400 181 40 31 39 637 19.3
Totals 128 94 619 1342 839 217 267 183 253 615 .411 563 121 91 109 1708 13.2

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Participated in the 2005 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago.

Career Highlights: Named to The Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American team and First Team All-Big East as a senior. Named to the John Wooden All-American team. West Virginia’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,708 points.

Senior (2005-06): Led the team in scoring (19.3 ppg). Scored a season-high 34 points against Canisuis. Scored 20 or points 18 times. Averaged 17.0 points in three NCAA tournament games, including 19 in a three-point loss to Texas in the Sweet Sixteen.

Junior (2004-05): Scored in double figures 23 times. Scored 20 or more points six times. Had a game-high 24 points vs. Providence, 17 points against Boston College and 18 points against Villanova in the Big East Tournament. Named to the 2005 Big East All-Tournament Team. Hit six three-pointers for 25 points against Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2003-04): Had a season-high 24 points against Seton Hall and 22 points against Virginia Tech. Scored 16 points in NIT game against Rhode Island. Averaged team-high 12.3 points in conference play.

Freshman (2002-03): Named to the Big East All-Rookie team. Started all 29 games. Second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg). Finished ninth in the Big East in blocks. Scored in double figures 16 times, including season-high 26 points against Rutgers.

Strengths: Terrific long-range shooter for his size. Can shoot with a hand in his face. Has improved his conditioning and mobility over the course of his college career

Personal: Son of Kevin and Tammy Pittsnogle. Majoring in athletic coaching education. Married on October 9, 2004 to Heather. Couple welcomed their first child in 2006.