Tarence Kinsey

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Tarence Kinsey
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Kinsey while playing with Anadolu Efes
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1984-03-21) March 21, 1984 (age 30)
Tampa, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight 189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Thomas Jefferson (Tampa, Florida)
College South Carolina (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
20062007 Memphis Grizzlies
2008 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2008–2009 Cleveland Cavaliers
2009–2011 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2011–2012 Anadolu Efes
2012–2013 Scavolini Pesaro
2013 Unicaja Málaga
2013–2014 Partizan
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tarence Anthony Kinsey (born March 21, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Partizan Belgrade of the Serbian League.

College career[edit]

Kinsey attended and played collegiately at the University of South Carolina where he helped lead the Gamecocks to two straight NIT championships; averaging 19.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.6 steals and shooting 53% from the field in the NIT Tournament.

NIT Championship Game 2005[edit]

While a junior at the University of South Carolina, Kinsey was an essential player on the Gamecocks basketball team. As the team made it to the NIT (National Invitation Tournament), they reached the championship game against St. Joseph's University. With less than 6 seconds remaining on the clock, St. Joe's sharpshooter Pat Carroll hit a 3-pointer to tie the game up, 57–57. Kinsey got the inbounds pass for USC, dribbled up court, and fired a 3-pointer that hit nothing but net with 1.3 seconds left to win the NIT for South Carolina, 60–57.

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 South Carolina 20 3 8.8 .360 .071 .375 .8 .6 .2 .0 2.2
2003–04 South Carolina 33 25 21.9 .402 .318 .700 3.2 1.3 1.1 .2 8.3
2004–05 South Carolina 32 31 26.4 .394 .387 .667 3.4 1.6 1.3 .4 8.9
2005–06 South Carolina 38 37 34.8 .453 .378 .843 4.6 2.3 1.6 .3 15.8
Career 123 96 24.9 .421 .357 .817 1.3 .5 .0 .6 9.8

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

2006–2007[edit]

Undrafted out of college, Kinsey played the 2006–07 NBA season for the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 7.7 points in 48 games. He started 12 games for the Grizzlies, averaging 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

2007–2008[edit]

Kinsey took part in the 2007 NBA Europe Live Tour in Spain. He started the 2007–08 NBA season for the Memphis Grizzlies and played in 11 games for Memphis this season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in limited action.[1]

Fenerbahçe Ülker[edit]

After being released by the Grizzlies, Kinsey signed a contract to play in the TBL for the Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey.[2] He averaged 9.2 points in 14 regular season games with Fenerbahce Ulker and helped Fenerbahçe Ülker win the Beko Basketball League Finals (the final stage of the Turkish Basketball League regular season.

Kinsey posted averages of 8.8 points on .492 shooting and 2.8 rebounds in 12 Euroleague games helping Fenerbahçe Ülker reach the quarterfinals of Euroleague 2007–08. Kinsey tied for team high in scoring with 12 points in the first game of the best of three game quarterfinal series against Montepaschi Siena.

Cleveland Cavaliers[edit]

On August 1, 2008, Kinsey signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[3]

In the early part of the season, Kinsey usually only played during garbage time. After injuries to starting shooting guard Delonte West and top reserve Sasha Pavlović, Kinsey began playing more and even started a few games and played well until spraining his ankle in a game against Orlando. Kinsey returned following the All-Star game, and once again was the third-string shooting guard as West and Pavlović returned from injury.

Return to Europe[edit]

On August 25, 2009, Kinsey signed a contract with his former team Fenerbahçe Ülker.[4] In July 2011 he signed with Anadolu Efes S.K. for one season.[5]

In September 2012, Kinsey signed with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.[6] However, he did not make the team's final roster.[7] In December, Kinsey signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy's Lega Basket Serie A.[8] In April 2013, he signed with Unicaja Malaga.[9]

Partizan Belgrade[edit]

On September 9, 2013, Kinsey signed a one-year deal with Partizan Belgrade.[10][11] In the season-opener game victory against Igokea, he debuted by scoring 15 points with a couple of the attractive dunks.[12] In a second week of December, his block on Fenerbahçe's Bogdanović was a top play.[13] In the Euroleague game against Lokomotiv Kuban on January 31, he scored career-high 32 points, while also adding 5 rebounds and 3 steals.[14] In March 2014, he had a season-ending injury in the game against Cibona, when he sprained ankle on his right leg.[15] He had one of the best seasons of his career, averaging career-high 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, over 16 games in the Euroleague.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Memphis 48 12 20.1 .457 .283 .796 2.0 .9 1.1 .0 7.7
2007–08 Memphis 11 0 8.7 .421 .429 .833 1.1 .2 .3 .0 3.6
2008–09 Cleveland 50 3 5.5 .449 .389 .868 .8 .2 .2 .0 2.0
Career 109 15 12.3 .453 .324 .817 1.3 .5 .6 .0 4.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Cleveland 9 0 1.2 .333 .000 1.000 .2 .0 .1 .0 .4
Career 9 0 1.2 .333 .000 1.000 .2 .0 .1 .0 .4

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Fenerbahçe 12 0 22.0 .402 .226 .727 2.8 .8 1.4 .2 8.8 7.6
2009–10 Fenerbahçe 10 8 24.7 .474 .400 .731 3.0 1.3 1.1 .1 10.1 9.9
2010–11 Fenerbahçe 14 2 22.3 .485 .250 .645 2.8 1.1 1.4 .1 8.4 8.0
2011–12 Anadolu Efes 9 7 25.0 .417 .278 .692 3.8 1.1 1.6 .4 8.2 8.0
2013–14 Partizan 16 13 31.6 .429 .355 .821 4.6 1.6 1.8 .4 14.8 14.2
Career 61 30 25.5 .439 .304 .747 3.4 1.5 1.3 .2 10.4 9.8

Personal life[edit]

Kinsey is dating R&B singer Olivia.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kinsey for Fenerbahçe
  2. ^ Kinsey joins Fenerbahçe
  3. ^ "Cavaliers sign former Grizzlies guard Kinsey". sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "FENERBAHCE brings back Tarence Kinsey". euroleague.net. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "ANADOLU EFES lands Kinsey". euroleague.net. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Warriors Sign Four Free Agents
  7. ^ Warriors Waive Brown, Goulbourne, Jackson and Kinsey
  8. ^ "Scavolini Banca Marche Pesaro announced Tarence Kinsey". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Unicaja Malaga signs Tarence Kinsey". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Terens Kinsi novi je igrač Partizana!" (in Serbian). kkpartizan.rs. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "PARTIZAN tabs Euroleague veteran Kinsey". euroleague.net. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Partizan briljirao na premijeri". b92.net. Retrieved 7 October 2013. (Serbian)
  13. ^ "Kinsey's huge block on Bogdanovic leads Euroleague Top 10 Plays". Sportando. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Lokomotiv overcomes Partizan, Kinsey in Belgrade". euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Gotova sezona za Tarensa Kinzija!". b92.net. Retrieved 28 March 2014. (Serbian)
  16. ^ "Love&HipHop Cast Member Olivia Dating Former NBA Player Tarence Kinsey". fullcourtpumps.com. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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