Kevin Lynch (basketball)

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Kevin Lynch
Personal information
Born (1968-12-24) December 24, 1968 (age 50)
Bloomington, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolBloomington Jefferson
(Bloomington, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (1987–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career1991–2000
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number9
Career history
19911993Charlotte Hornets
1993–1994La Crosse Catbirds
1994Fargo-Moorhead Fever
1994Tau Cerámica
1995Pamesa Valencia
1995–1996Gießen 46ers
1997–2000Brose Baskets
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kevin Joseph Lynch (born December 24, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player.

Basketball career[edit]

Lynch played at Bloomington Jefferson High School, leading the Jaguars to two state championships in 1986 and 1987. After leading Bloomington Jefferson to an undefeated season, Lynch won both the Minnesota Mr. Basketball and Metro Player of the Year in 1987. He then became a part of the first recruiting class put together by then University of Minnesota coach Clem Haskins.[1]

During the 1988–89 season, Lynch teamed with forward Willie Burton and center Richard Coffey to lead the Gophers to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen (losing to Duke) and during the 1988–1990 season, to a 20-7 record, a national ranking as high as No 17, and despite being up by twelve points at halftime, suffered a two-point loss in the Elite Eight to Georgia Tech.[2] Lynch scored 1355 points in his four seasons with the Gophers, 11th all-time at the University. During his senior season, Kevin averaged 18.1 points per game and was named to the All Big Ten team.

Following the season, Lynch was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 1st pick in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1991 NBA draft.[3] After two seasons with Charlotte, where he averaged 3.3 points and 12 minutes per game,[4] Kevin continued his professional career overseas, playing two years in Spain and four in Germany,[5] where he played for MTV 1846 Giessen Flippers.

After retirement from professional basketball, Lynch returned to Minnesota to finish his college degree. He later was on the Gopher Basketball radio broadcast team for seven years.[6] Lynch now does radio broadcasts for the Minnesota Timberwolves on KFAN-AM 1130.[7]

Broadcast career[edit]

After retiring from professional basketball in 2000, Lynch returned to Minnesota and completed his degree in History (with an emphasis in Modern European History) in 2001.[5] Lynch was then hired as a men's basketball radio analyst for the Golden Gophers in 2001, taking the place of long-time Gopher radioman Ray Christiansen.[5] Later he was hired to call games for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Kevin Lynch". NBA. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-baskbl/archive/m-baskbl-sched-89-90.html
  3. ^ "1991 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lynchke01.html
  5. ^ a b c http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/138946854.html
  6. ^ http://www.startribune.com/where-are-they-now-gophers-star-kevin-lynch/138946854/
  7. ^ http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/meet_kevin_lynch_081009.html

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