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Full Name: Kirk Penney
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.96 m)/ 220 (99.8 kg)
Birthdate: November 23, 1980 (Auckland, New Zealand)
High School: Westlake Boys HS (Auckland, New Zealand)
College: Wisconsin

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 23-for-77 (.299); 2000-01, 70-for-162 (.432); 2001-02, 62-for-161 (.385); 2002-03, 62-for-161 (.385). Totals: 217-for-561 (.387).

A native of New Zealand, has represented his country in the 2000 Olympic Games, 2001 Goodwill Games and 2002 World Championship. Led Kiwis to a surprising fourth-place finish in the 2002 World Championship. Averaged 16.9 points and 31.1 minutes, both second on the team. Scored in double figures in eight of nine games, including a high of 24 points against eventual World Champion Yugoslavia in the semifinals.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a senior. Two-time all Big Ten Conference First Team selection, as a junior and senior. Joined Illinoisí Brian Cook as only unanimous selections to 2003 Big Ten First Team. Finished sixth on Wisconsinís career scoring list with 1,454 points. Concluded career ranked second in three-pointers (217) and three-point attempts (561), third in games played (127) and sixth in minutes (3,416). Contributed to 83 victories at Wisconsin, most in school history.

Senior (2002-03): Helped lead Wisconsin to a school-record 24 wins, including its first outright Big Ten title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. Ranked first on the Badgers in scoring (16.2 ppg), assists (3.1 apg) and minutes (35.0 mpg). Scored season-high 28 points vs. Penn State. Tallied 25 points vs. Eastern Washington, notched 23 vs. Northwestern and Texas Southern and 22 against both Indiana and Minnesota.

Junior (2001-02): Helped lead the Badgers to a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Led team in scoring (15.1 ppg) and ranked third in rebounds (4.9 rpg). Scored in double figures 23 times. Named Big Ten Player of the Week three times. Scored a career-high 33 points against Marquette.

Sophomore (2000-01): Big Tenís leading three-point shooter (.478) in conference games, third in all games (.432). Wisconsinís second-leading scorer (11.2 ppg). His 70 three-pointers were sixth-most in a season at Wisconsin. Scored in double figures 17 times, leading Badgers 10 times

Freshman (1999-00): Played in UW freshman-record 34 games. Scored six points (two three-pointers) off the bench in NCAA tournament semifinal vs. Michigan State.

Strengths: He is a very experienced international player who can score in a variety of ways. He is a capable three-point shooter who can also score off the move and is a smart passer.

Personal: Majored in landscape architecture. Played four years of prep volleyball.