Kenny George

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Kenny George
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Personal information
Born Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Career information
High school The Latin School of Chicago
College UNC Asheville (2006–2008)
Playing career 2011–2011
Position Center
Career history
2011 Tuři Svitavy (Czech Republic)

Kenneth "Kenny" George Jr.[1] is an American basketball player. Somewhere between 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)[1][2][3] and 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m),[4][5][6] he was the tallest basketball player in the United States during the two years he played for his college team, the University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs,[2] and may have been the tallest player in the history of college basketball.[7]

UNC Asheville[edit]

Kenny George played for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs from 2006 to 2008.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 UNC Asheville 23 0 10.5 .772 .000 .235 3.5 0.5 0.0 2.0 5.5
2007–08 UNC Asheville 28 0 19.8 .696 .000 .652 7.0 1.1 0.1 3.3 12.4
Career 51 0 15.2 .734 .000 .460 5.3 0.8 0.0 2.7 9.0

Source: Sports Reference[8]

Professional career[edit]

In March 2011, George played in four games for the Tuři Svitavy team of the NBL of the Czech Republic. He averaged 11.5 points on 48.7% field goal shooting, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Kenny George is from Chicago, Illinois. In October 2008, George had his right foot partly amputated due to a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The photographs of Tallest Americans". Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b Clemmons, Anna Katherine (2008-01-09). "7 Feet 7 and 350 Pounds, With Bigger Feet Than Shaq’s". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Source: UNC Asheville's George has right foot partly amputated". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  4. ^ "College hoops biggest man to miss season". United Press International. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  5. ^ Jarrett, Keith (2008-10-17). "Nation's tallest player has foot partially amputated". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Report: UNC Asheville center George has partial foot amputation". The Sports Network. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  7. ^ King, Jason (2008-01-21). "Big challenges and spicy 'Lights'". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  8. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/kenny-george-1.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://basketball.usbasket.com/player/Kenny_George/University_of_North_Carolina_-_Asheville/91372

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