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Full Name: Kirk James Hinrich
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 (1.90 m)/ 190 (86.2 kg)
Birthdate: January 2, 1981 (Sioux City, Iowa)
High School: Sioux City West HS (Sioux City, Iowa)
College: Kansas

Selected in the first round (seventh overall) by the Chicago Bulls

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 25-for-80 (.313); 2000-01, 55-for-109 (.505); 2001-02, 66-for-138 (.478); 2002-03, 88-for-219 (.406). Totals: 235-for-546 (.430).

Career Highlights: Named Third Team All-America by AP as a senior after earning Honorable Mention acclaim as a junior. Led team to Final Four final two seasons at Kansas. As a senior, named to NCAA All-Final Four Team, All-Big 12 Conference First Team (coaches and media), Big 12 All-Defense Team, Wooden All-America Team, NABC All-District 12 First Team and NABC All-America Third Team. Concluded career third at Kansas in assists behind Jacque Vaughn and Cedric Hunter and third in steals behind Darnell Valentine and Danny Manning. Also finished eighth in scoring and third in three-point field goal percentage and three-point field goals made.

Senior (2002-03): Guided Kansas to NCAA Championship Game and was named NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Most Outstanding Player. Missed one game with lower back strain. Ranked second on the team in scoring (fourth in conference). Topped team in three-pointers made. Averaged 3.5 assists (second on team), 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals. Paced Jayhawks in scoring 16 times and in assists six times. Scored career-high 29 points – and hit career-best seven threes – against Missouri-Kansas City.

Junior (2001-02): In leading Jayhawks to the Final Four, was named to All-Big 12 Second Team (coaches and media). Also earned Kansas’ Ted Owens Defensive Player Award. Topped team in free throw shooting and three-point shooting (also paced league in latter) while ranking second in assists (5.0 apg) and minutes played (30.9 mpg) and third in scoring and steals. Had 19 points and career-high 12 boards vs. Colorado. Scored 23 points (on 8-for-11 shooting) vs. Missouri and added season-high 28 points against Texas Tech.

Sophomore (2000-01): Earned All-Big 12 Second Team distinction (AP) and Third Team status (coaches). Also named to Big 12 All-Improved Team and won Clyde Lovellette Most Improved Player Award. Total of 229 assists was fourth-best single-season mark in Jayhawk history. Averaged 6.9 assists (8th in nation). Established school record with .505 three-point shooting, leading the conference. Led team in steals. Scored season-high 26 points vs. Baylor.

Freshman (1999-00): Took home Clyde Lovellette Most Improved Player Award. Paced team in assists and single-season sum of 123 was fourth most ever by a Kansas freshman.

Strengths: Makes excellent shot-pass decisions and has great balance on pull-up jump shot. A gritty defender who will fight for loose balls and restrict penetrations by opposing point guards.

Personal: Coached by his father Jim from third grade through high school.