Kim English (basketball)

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Kim English
Kim English Pistons.jpg
English during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons
Colorado Buffaloes
Position Assistant coach
League Pac-12 Conference
Personal information
Born (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 29)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
College Missouri (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2012–2015
Number 24
Coaching career 2015–present
Career history
As player:
2012–2013 Detroit Pistons
2012Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2013 Montepaschi Siena
2013–2014 Chorale Roanne
2014 SLUC Nancy Basket
2014–2015 Cholet Basket
2015 Guaros de Lara
As coach:
2015–2017 Tulsa (assistant)
2017–present Colorado (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Kim English, Jr. (born September 24, 1988) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant basketball coach for the University of Colorado. He played college basketball for the University of Missouri before being selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 44th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

Early life[edit]

English was born on September 24, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland. His mother, Brenda Fowlkes, and his father, Kim English Sr. raised English along with his brother Khalil and his two sisters, Jessica and Bria.[1][2]

During his senior season at Randallstown High School, English averaged 18.2 points and 7.4 rebounds and was named MVP while leading Randallstown to their third consecutive state championship.[2]

After high school, English attended Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. English averaged 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game in 2007–08 while again earning team MVP honors.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kim English
Baltimore, Maryland Randallstown High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 30, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A

College career[edit]

English committed to attend the University of Missouri on September 30, 2007.[3]

As a freshman, English worked his way into the starting lineup, starting 13 out of 16 Big 12 games.[2] In the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, with Missouri tied 79-79 with Marquette, English came off the bench to replace an injured J.T. Tiller and hit two free throws to give Missouri an 81-79 lead en route to an 83-79 victory.[4]

English averaged 14 points per game as a sophomore while earning USBWA All-District honors, being named to Dick Vitale's All-Improved Team, and earning Third Team All-Big 12 honors, becoming just the third Mizzou underclassmen to earn All-Big 12 honors.[2]

As a junior English was unable to improve upon his sophomore year campaign, averaging just 10 points per game.[2]

As a senior, English averaged 14.5 points per game and made 45.9% of his three pointers, earning Third Team All-Big 12 honors for the second time.[5] Leading Mizzou to the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship, Mizzou's second Big 12 Tournament Championship in four years, English was named the Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 23 points and shooting 78 percent from the field.[6]

With 107 victories in four years, English, with teammates Marcus Denmon and Steve Moore won more games than any senior class in Mizzou basketball history.[7]

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

English was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 44th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. On July 9, 2012, he joined the Pistons for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On July 12, 2012, he signed with the Pistons.[8] He was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on December 12, 2012,[9] and was recalled a week later.[10]

2013–14 season[edit]

On July 7, 2013, English joined the Pistons for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On July 11, 2013, he was waived by the Pistons.[11][12]

On August 26, 2013, English signed with Montepaschi Siena of Italy.[13] In mid-November 2013, he parted ways with Siena after just 9 games.[14][15] On November 27, 2013, he signed with Chorale Roanne of France for the rest of the season.[16]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, English joined the Orlando Magic for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[17] On September 26, 2014, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[18] However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 18, 2014.[19] Nine days later, he returned to France, signing a one-year deal with SLUC Nancy Basket.[20][21] On December 1, 2014, he left Nancy and signed a one-month deal with French club Cholet Basket.[22] On February 6, 2015, he signed with Venezuelan club Guaros de Lara.[23] On April 26, 2015, he parted ways with Guaros de Lara.[24]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2012–13 Detroit 41 0 9.9 .375 .280 .724 .9 .6 .4 .1 2.9
Career 41 0 9.9 .375 .280 .724 .9 .6 .4 .1 2.9

Coaching career[edit]

On May 17, 2015, English was hired by Frank Haith to become an assistant basketball coach for the University of Tulsa.[25]

On August 11, 2017, English was hired by Tad Boyle as an assistant coach for Colorado, replacing Jean Prioleau, who became the new head coach at San Jose State.[26]


  1. ^ O'Neil, Dana (December 6, 2011). "Kim English's transformation". Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Kim English Bio". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kim English". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "English proves clutch; Marquette's James struggles in return". March 22, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2012 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "MU's English leads Big 12 all-tournament team". March 10, 2012. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Paylor, Terez (February 28, 2012). "Missouri seniors prepare for final game in Columbia". Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Second Round Draft Selection Kim English". July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Detroit Pistons Assign Khris Middleton And Kim English To Fort Wayne Mad Ants". December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Detroit Pistons Recall Khris Middleton and Kim English from Fort Wayne Mad Ants". December 19, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ Feldman, Dan (July 12, 2013). "Pistons waive everyone's favorite second-round pick, Kim English". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Check, Check - THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DETROIT PISTONS". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ "MONTEPASCHI SIENA inks sharpshooter English". August 26, 2013. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Mens Sana Siena to part ways with Kim English". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Kim English on his way out from Siena". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Chorale Roanne announced Kim English". November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Orlando Magic Announce Roster for Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bulls finalize training camp roster - Chicago Bulls". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Bulls waive English, Hansbrough and Jones - Chicago Bulls". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Court Side Newspaper". October 27, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Kim English signs with SLUC Nancy". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Kim English signs a one-month deal with Cholet". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Kim English signs with Guaros de Lara". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Dewarick Spencer moves to Guaros de Lara". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  25. ^ Moss, John. "TU Promotes Shea Seals; Hires Kim English". Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  26. ^ Andre, Troy (August 11, 2017). "Kim English Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach" (Press release). Colorado Buffs. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 

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