Lucas as a Michigan State Spartan
|No. 6 – Iowa Energy|
May 24, 1989 |
Sterling Heights, Michigan
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||St. Mary's Preparatory
(Orchard Lake, Michigan)
|College||Michigan State (2007–2011)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a true freshman, Lucas immediately saw heavy playing time for the 2007-2008 Spartans, averaging 25 minutes a game. His team-leading 13.5 points per game in the first two rounds were a major component of their Sweet Sixteen run in the NCAA Tournament.
During his Sophomore season, Lucas earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors, First-Team All Big Ten, and was named Michigan State's MVP, all while carrying the Spartans to the National Championship game against North Carolina. He led MSU in scoring (14.7 ppg), field goals made (173) and attempted (438), free throws made (172) and attempted (213), assists (4.6 apg) and minutes (31.9 mpg), while ranking second in steals (39).
Lucas continued to lead the Spartans in his Junior season, as he earned First-Team All Big Ten honors and was also named Co-MVP of the team, along with Raymar Morgan. Lucas made a mid-range jumper at Michigan (1/26/10) with 3.5 seconds remaining, which gave Michigan State a one-point lead, and eventually a 57-56 victory over their in-state rivals. He struggled to stay healthy the rest of the season, spraining his ankle a month before the Big Ten Tournament and eventually rupturing his achilles tendon in the Second Round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament against Maryland. Lucas' season was instantly put to an end, but the Spartans rallied, making their way to a second straight Final Four appearance.
Lucas was voted Team MVP and Second-Team All-Big Ten during his Senior season. He finished his 4-year career at Michigan State as the school's all-time leader in free-throws made (507) and attempted (637). He is also one of just four Spartans to total 1,500 career points and 500 career assists.
Lucas finished his career at MSU with 1996 points.
Lucas joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2012 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he re-joined Banvit for the 2012–13 season.
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- "Michigan State Makes Seventh Trip To Sweet 16 In Last 11 Seasons". Michigan State University. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
- "Kalin Lucas". Michigan State Men's Basketball.
- Men's Basketball Scores & Stats – Kalin Lucas
- Olympiacos tabs rookie Lucas at point
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- Kalin Lucas signs with Banvit, Omar Sneed with Mersin
- Patrick Christopher, Mike James, Dahntay Jones, Kalin Lucas, Dexter Pittman and D.J. White in Bulls training camp
- BULLS WAIVE LUCAS AND CHRISTOPHER
- 2013-2014 Energy Training Camp Roster