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June 12, 1974 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||179 lb (81 kg)|
|High school||St. Augustine
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|1996–2004||New Jersey Nets|
|2004–2005||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||7,165 (14.1 ppg)|
|Assists||1,295 (2.6 apg)|
|Steals||811 (1.6 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association in 2004–05. He was raised in New Orleans and attended St. Augustine High School. He is currently an assistant coach at Princeton.
The 6' 5", 179 lb (81 kg) shooting guard attended Villanova University and was later selected by the New Jersey Nets with the eighth pick in the 1996 NBA draft. He sat out his entire fifth season, in 2000–01, due to rehabilitation from offseason surgery on his right knee. After seven seasons with the Nets, Kittles was traded to the Clippers in a salary purge. After one injury-riddled year in Los Angeles, Kittles retired from the NBA. Kittles completed an MBA at Villanova University's School of Business.
He holds the Villanova University record for most points scored, with 2,243. Kittles is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
- Owns 15 Villanova all-time career records, including most points (2,243) and most steals (277)
- Named First Team All-America by the AP as a senior at Villanova after achieving Second Team status as a junior
- Named NBA co-Rookie of the Month (with Vancouver's Shareef Abdur-Rahim) for December, 1996
- Recorded 9 points and 4 assists in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland
- Posted a career-high 40 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals against the Milwaukee Bucks on 4/13/97
- Set an NBA rookie record in 1996–97 with 158 three-pointers (this record was broken by the Spanish rookie Rudy Fernández of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2008–2009 season) and led the Nets in three-pointers made and attempted (419) and three-point percentage (.377)
- Named to the 1996–97 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 16.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.0 apg and 1.91 spg and playing in all 82 games
- Totaled a team-high 29 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 3 assists against the Vancouver Grizzlies on 2/24/98
- Led the Nets in 1997–98 in three-pointers made (110) and attempted (263) and three-point percentage (.418, 11th in the NBA)
- Finished first on the Nets in 3pt FG percentage at 40.0 in 1999–2000
- Scored 5000th career point by recording a team-high 22 points on 9-15 (60.0%) shooting from the field in 43 minutes vs Atlanta on 3/24/2002
- He helped Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets make an appearance in the NBA finals in two straight years.
- He also trained the great Steph Curry in the art of shooting