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Tarence Kinsey
Full Name: Tarence Kinsey
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m) / 185 (83.9 kg)
Birthdate: March 21, 1984 (Tampa, Fla.)
High School: Jefferson HS (Tampa, Fla.)
College: South Carolina
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South Carolina
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 20 3 18 50 .360 6 16 .375 1 14 .071 15 12 4 0 43 2.20
2003-04 33 25 98 244 .402 56 80 .700 21 66 .318 107 43 35 8 273 8.30
2004-05 32 31 99 251 .394 52 78 .667 36 93 .387 108 50 43 14 286 8.90
2005-06 38 37 209 461 .453 113 134 .843 71 189 .376 174 88 60 13 602 15.8
Totals 123 96 424 1006 .421 227 308 .737 129 362 .356 404 193 142 35 1204 9.80

Career Highlights: Earned Second Team All-SEC honors from the league coaches and was named Third Team by the Associated Press as a senior. Named to the 2006 post-season NIT All-Tournament Team. Finished collegiate career as 25th all-time leading scorer in South Carolina history with 1,204 points. Was a key member of South Carolina’s post-season NIT title teams his junior and senior seasons. Started 96 of 123 career games played.

Senior (2005-06): Averaged a team-high 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Season total of 1,323 minutes played was the second highest single-season total in school history. Scored 20 or more points 12 times, posting a career-high 24 points on three occasions, vs. Toledo, South Carolina State, and at Auburn. Recorded two double-doubles, a 16-point, 10-rebound performance at Temple and a 18-point, 10-rebound game at Ole Miss. Scored a team-high 19 points in a win over Florida. Registered 21 points vs. LSU. Led team with 23 points vs. Western Kentucky in the first round of the postseason NIT. Shot 8-for-13 from the field in scoring 21 points vs. Louisville in the NIT semi-finals. Posted 21 points vs. Michigan in the NIT title game.

Junior (2004-05): Averaged 8.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Scored in double figures 15 times, with a season-high 23 points vs. South Carolina State. Registered only double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds vs. Arkansas. Tallied 15 points and seven rebounds vs. Vanderbilt. Sank five three-pointers in scoring 17 points vs. Kentucky. Recorded 13 points and six rebounds in the regular season finals vs. Ole Miss. Scored seven points, including the game-winning three-pointer, vs. St. Joseph’s in the post-season NIT finals.

Sophomore (2003-04): Averaged 8.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.9 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures 13 times, with a season-high 21 points vs. Idaho. Named MVP of the Guardians Classic after scoring 15 points in consecutive games vs. Missouri State and Richmond. Posted a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament. Contributed nine points vs. Memphis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 2.2 points and 0.8 rebounds in 8.8 minutes a contest. Missed the last three games of the season due to a stress fracture in his right foot. Scored a season-high ten points vs. Kentucky.

Strengths: Versatile perimeter player who affects a game in a variety of ways. Terrific defender and a very good rebounder for his size. Finds ways to score, despite not owning an overly reliable jumpshot.

Personal: Nicknames are “Chill” and “T”. Favorite food is Sprite and chicken.