Kim English (basketball)

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Kim English
Kim English Pistons.jpg
English in February 2013, during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons.
Chorale Roanne
Position Shooting guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 25)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Randallstown (Randallstown, Maryland)
College Missouri (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Detroit Pistons
2012 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
2013 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
2013–present Chorale Roanne (France)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Kim English, Jr. (born September 24, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Chorale Roanne of the French League. He was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 44th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He played college basketball for the University of Missouri.

Early life and education[edit]

English was born on September 24, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland. His mother, Brenda Fowlkes, and his father, Kim English Sr raised English along with his brother Khalil and his two sisters, Jessica and Bria.[1][2]

During his senior season at Randallstown High School, English averaged 18.2 points and 7.4 rebounds and was named MVP while leading Randallstown to their third consecutive state championship.[3]

After high school, English attended Notre Dame Preparatory School (Fitchburg, Massachusetts). English averaged 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists while again earning team MVP honors.

College recruitment[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kim English
Baltimore, Maryland Randallstown High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 30, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A

Collegiate career[edit]

English committed to attend the University of Missouri on September 30, 2007.[4]

As a freshman, English worked his way into the starting lineup, starting 13 out of 16 Big 12 games.[3] In the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, with Missouri tied 79-79 with Marquette, English came off the bench to replace an injured J.T. Tiller and hit two free throws to give Missouri an 81-79 lead en route to an 83-79 victory.[5]

English averaged 14 points per game as a sophomore while earning USBWA All-District honors, being named to Dick Vitale's All-Improved Team, and earning Third Team All-Big 12 honors, becoming just the third Mizzou underclassmen to earn All-Big 12 honors.[3]

As a junior English was unable to improve upon his sophomore year campaign, averaging just 10 points per game.[3]

As a senior, English averaged 14.5 points per game and made 45.9% of his three pointers, earning Third Team All-Big 12 honors for the second time.[6] Leading Mizzou to the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship, Mizzou's second Big 12 Tournament Championship in four years, English was named the Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 23 points and shooting 78 percent from the field.[7]

With 107 victories in four years, English, with teammates Marcus Denmon and Steve Moore won more games than any senior class in Mizzou basketball history.[8]

Professional career[edit]

English was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 44th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.[9] On July 12, 2012, English signed with the Pistons for an undisclosed amount.[10] He was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on December 12, 2012,[11] and recalled a week later.[12]

In July 2013, he was waived by the Pistons .[13]

On August 26, 2013, English signed with Montepaschi Siena of Italy.[14] He left Siena in mid-November[15] and moved to Chorale Roanne of France.[16]


  1. ^ O'Neil, Dana (6 December 2011). "Kim English's transformation". Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Kim English profile.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kim English". Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kim English". 
  5. ^ "English proves clutch; Marquette's James struggles in return". Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced". Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "MU’s English leads Big 12 all-tournament team". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Paylor, Terez. "Missouri seniors prepare for final game in Columbia". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Paylor, Terez (28 June 2012). "MU’s English, Denmon drafted in second round". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Mayo, David (12 July 2012). "Detroit Pistons near full roster after Kim English brings this week's signings to 3". MLive. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Detroit Pistons Assign Khris Middleton And Kim English To Fort Wayne Mad Ants". December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Detroit Pistons Recall Khris Middleton and Kim English from Fort Wayne Mad Ants". December 19, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ Check, Check; Drummond, KCP show Pistons what they needed to see in Orlando
  14. ^ "MONTEPASCHI SIENA inks sharpshooter English". August 26, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ Kim English on his way out from Siena
  16. ^ "Chorale Roanne announced Kim English". November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 

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