Kahlil Dukes

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Kahlil Dukes
No. 10 – Hamburg Towers
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1995-05-17) May 17, 1995 (age 24)
Hartford, Connecticut
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High schoolCapital Prep Magnet
(Hartford, Connecticut)
College
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Irkut
2019–presentHamburg Towers
Career highlights and awards

Kahlil Dukes (born May 17, 1995) is an American basketball player for Hamburg Towers of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball for the University of Southern California (USC) and Niagara University and was named the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year.

A 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) point guard and Hartford, Connecticut native, Dukes attended Capital Prep Magnet School and scored 2,238 points for his high school career. He was recruited to USC by coach Kevin O'Neill, but O'Neill was fired prior to Dukes arriving to campus. Dukes played sparingly for new coach Andy Enfield and ultimately decided to transfer to Niagara due to family and AAU connections with Chris Casey's coaching staff. Per NCAA transfer rules, Dukes sat out the 2015–16 season.[1][2]

As a redshirt junior, Dukes immediately entered the starting lineup for the Purple Eagles.[3] He averaged 15.5 points and 4.1 assists per game on the season. As a senior, Dukes raised his scoring average to 21 points per game and led the Purple Eagles to a 12–6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) record. At the close of the 2017–18 season, was named the MAAC co-Player of the Year with Canisuius' Jermaine Crumpton.[4] The duo were also named honorable mention All-Americans by the Associated Press.[5]

Following the close of his college career, Dukes signed with BC Irkut of the Russian Basketball Super League 1.[6]

In July 2019, Dukes signed for Hamburg Towers.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conner, Desmond (January 20, 2018). "Former Capital Prep Hoops Star, USC Transfer Kahlil Dukes Shining At Niagara". Hartford Courant. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Callen, Bryce (November 23, 2016). "Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara". Niagara Frontier Publications. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Gaughan, Mark (January 22, 2017). "Back from L.A., Kahlil Dukes finds a home at Niagara". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Moritz, Amy (March 2, 2018). "Canisius, Niagara sweep Player of the Year honors in MAAC basketball". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Dukes, Crumpton earn All-America honorable mention". Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. March 27, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dukes Signs Pro Contract With Russian Club". Niagara Purple Eagles. September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Hamburg Towers". Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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