Tarence Kinsey

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Tarence Kinsey
TarenceKinsey.JPG
Kinsey with Anadolu Efes
No. 21 – JDA Dijon
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeaguePro A
Basketball Champions League
Personal information
Born (1984-03-21) March 21, 1984 (age 34)
Tampa, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolThomas Jefferson (Tampa, Florida)
CollegeSouth Carolina (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–present
Career history
20062007Memphis Grizzlies
2008Fenerbahçe Ülker
2008–2009Cleveland Cavaliers
2009–2011Fenerbahçe Ülker
2011–2012Anadolu Efes
2012–2013Scavolini Pesaro
2013Unicaja Málaga
2013–2014Partizan
2014–2015Nizhny Novgorod
2015Trabzonspor
2016Crvena zvezda
2016–2018Hapoel Jerusalem
2018Breogán
2018–presentJDA Dijon
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tarence Anthony Kinsey (born March 21, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for JDA Dijon of the Pro A. He played college basketball for University of South Carolina.

College career[edit]

Kinsey attended and played collegiately at the University of South Carolina where he helped lead the Gamecocks to two straight NIT championships; averaging 19.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.6 steals and shooting 53% from the field in the NIT Tournament.

NIT Championship Game 2005[edit]

While a junior at the University of South Carolina, Kinsey was an essential player on the Gamecocks basketball team. As the team made it to the NIT (National Invitation Tournament), they reached the championship game against St. Joseph's University. With less than 6 seconds remaining on the clock, St. Joe's sharpshooter Pat Carroll hit a 3-pointer to tie the game up, 57–57. Kinsey got the inbounds pass for USC, dribbled up court, and fired a 3-pointer that hit nothing but net with 1.3 seconds left to win the NIT for South Carolina, 60–57.

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies (2006–2008)[edit]

Undrafted out of college, Kinsey played the 2006–07 NBA season for the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 7.7 points in 48 games. He started 12 games for the Grizzlies, averaging 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Kinsey took part in the 2007 NBA Europe Live Tour in Spain. He started the 2007–08 NBA season for the Memphis Grizzlies and played in 11 games for Memphis this season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in limited action.

Fenerbahçe Ülker (2008)[edit]

After being released by the Grizzlies, Kinsey signed a contract to play in the TBL for the Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey.[1] He averaged 9.2 points in 14 regular season games with Fenerbahce Ulker and helped the club to win the Beko Basketball League Finals (the final stage of the Turkish Basketball League playoffs).

Kinsey posted averages of 8.8 points on .492 shooting and 2.8 rebounds in 12 Euroleague games helping Fenerbahçe Ülker reach the quarterfinals of 2007–08 Euroleague. Kinsey tied for team high in scoring with 12 points in the first game of the best of three game quarterfinal series against Montepaschi Siena.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2008–2009)[edit]

On August 1, 2008, Kinsey signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[2]

In the early part of the season, Kinsey usually only played during garbage time. After injuries to starting shooting guard Delonte West and top reserve Sasha Pavlović, Kinsey began playing more and even started a few games and played well until spraining his ankle in a game against Orlando. Kinsey returned following the All-Star game, and once again was the third-string shooting guard as West and Pavlović returned from injury.

Return to Fenerbahçe (2009–2011)[edit]

On August 25, 2009, Kinsey returned to Fenerbahçe Ülker for a second stint, signing a two-year deal.[3]

Anadolu Efes (2011–2012)[edit]

In July 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Anadolu Efes.[4]

Pesaro / Unicaja Malaga (2012–2013)[edit]

On September 26, 2012, Kinsey signed with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.[5] However, he did not make the team's final roster.[6] On December 14, 2012, Kinsey signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy's Lega Basket Serie A.[7] On April 19, 2013, he left Pesaro and signed with Unicaja Málaga of Spain for the rest of the season.[8]

Partizan Belgrade (2013–2014)[edit]

On September 9, 2013, Kinsey signed a one-year deal with the Serbian team Partizan Belgrade.[9][10] In the season-opener game victory against Igokea, he debuted by scoring 15 points with a couple of the attractive dunks.[11] In a second week of December, his block on Fenerbahçe's Bogdanović was a top play.[12] In the Euroleague game against Lokomotiv Kuban on January 31, he scored career-high 32 points, while also adding 5 rebounds and 3 steals.[13] In March 2014, he had a season-ending injury in the game against Cibona, when he sprained ankle on his right leg.[14] He had one of the best seasons of his career, averaging career-high 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, over 16 games in the Euroleague.

Nizhny Novgorod (2014–2015)[edit]

On August 4, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the Russian team Nizhny Novgorod.[15] Nizhny Novgorod ended the competition in the VTB United League after being eliminated by CSKA Moscow with 3–0 in the semifinal series.

Trabzonspor (2015)[edit]

On July 22, 2015, Kinsey signed a one-year deal with the Turkish club Trabzonspor.[16] On December 27, 2015, he parted ways with Trabzonspor after appearing in eleven league games and ten EuroCup games.[17]

Crvena zvezda (2015–2016)[edit]

On December 28, 2015, Kinsey signed with the Serbian club Crvena zvezda for the rest of the season.[18]

Hapoel Jerusalem (2016–2018)[edit]

On July 23, 2016, Kinsey signed a two-year deal with Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.[19] In his first season with Jerusalem, Kinsey helped the team to win the 2016 Israeli League Cup and 2017 Israeli League Championship, as well as reaching the 2017 EuroCup Semifinals.

Breogán (2018)[edit]

On September 1, 2018, Kinsey signed with Cafés Candelas Breogán of the Liga ACB for the 2018–19 season.[20]

Dijon (2018–present)[edit]

On December 3, 2018, Kinsey signed with JDA Dijon of the Pro A for the rest of the 2018–19 season.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Memphis 48 12 20.1 .457 .283 .796 2.0 .9 1.1 .0 7.7
2007–08 Memphis 11 0 8.7 .421 .429 .833 1.1 .2 .3 .0 3.6
2008–09 Cleveland 50 3 5.5 .449 .389 .868 .8 .2 .2 .0 2.0
Career 109 15 12.3 .453 .324 .817 1.3 .5 .6 .0 4.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Cleveland 9 0 1.2 .333 .000 1.000 .2 .0 .1 .0 .4
Career 9 0 1.2 .333 .000 1.000 .2 .0 .1 .0 .4

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Fenerbahçe 12 0 22.0 .402 .226 .727 2.8 .8 1.4 .2 8.8 7.6
2009–10 Fenerbahçe 10 8 24.7 .474 .400 .731 3.0 1.3 1.1 .1 10.1 9.9
2010–11 Fenerbahçe 14 2 22.3 .485 .250 .645 2.8 1.1 1.4 .1 8.4 8.0
2011–12 Anadolu Efes 9 7 25.0 .417 .278 .692 3.8 1.1 1.6 .4 8.2 8.0
2013–14 Partizan 16 13 31.6 .429 .355 .821 4.6 1.6 1.8 .4 14.8 14.2
2014–15 Nizhny Novgorod 17 16 30.9 .415 .370 .786 5.1 1.8 1.6 .2 13.8 13.6
2015–16 Crvena zvezda 16 15 23.2 .312 .129 .878 2.2 1.1 1.4 .2 9.6 8.1
Career 94 61 25.6 .376 .294 .776 3.5 1.4 1.4 .2 10.9 9.7

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 South Carolina 20 3 8.8 .360 .071 .375 .8 .6 .2 .0 2.2
2003–04 South Carolina 33 25 21.9 .402 .318 .700 3.2 1.3 1.1 .2 8.3
2004–05 South Carolina 32 31 26.4 .394 .387 .667 3.4 1.6 1.3 .4 8.9
2005–06 South Carolina 38 37 34.8 .453 .378 .843 4.6 2.3 1.6 .3 15.8
Career 123 96 24.9 .421 .357 .817 1.3 .5 .0 .6 9.8

Personal life[edit]

Kinsey has dated R&B singer Olivia.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fener signs guard Tarence Kinsey". Euroleague.net. January 5, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cavaliers sign former Grizzlies guard Kinsey". sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Fenerbahce brings back Tarence Kinsey". Euroleague.net. August 25, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "ANADOLU EFES lands Kinsey". Euroleague.net. July 26, 2011. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  5. ^ Warriors Sign Four Free Agents
  6. ^ Warriors Waive Brown, Goulbourne, Jackson and Kinsey
  7. ^ "Scavolini Banca Marche Pesaro announced Tarence Kinsey". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Unicaja Malaga signs Tarence Kinsey". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Terens Kinsi novi je igrač Partizana!" (in Serbian). kkpartizan.rs. Archived from the original on September 12, 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  10. ^ "PARTIZAN tabs Euroleague veteran Kinsey". euroleague.net. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Partizan briljirao na premijeri". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Kinsey's huge block on Bogdanovic leads Euroleague Top 10 Plays". Sportando. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Lokomotiv overcomes Partizan, Kinsey in Belgrade". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Gotova sezona za Tarensa Kinzija!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Nizhny Novgorod adds veteran swingman Kinsey". Euroleague.net. August 4, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "Trabzonspor brings Kinsey back to Turkey". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "Tarence Kinsey, Trabzonspor agreed to part ways". Sportando.com. December 27, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  18. ^ "Terens Kinzi u Crvenoj zvezdi!". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). December 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  19. ^ "Tarence Kinsey arrives in Hapoel Jerusalem". Eurohoops.net. July 23, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  20. ^ "Breogan signs Tarence Kinsey". Sportando. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  21. ^ "UN GROS CV EN RENFORT : TARENCE KINSEY EST DIJONNAIS". jdadijon.com. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Love&HipHop Cast Member Olivia Dating Former NBA Player Tarence Kinsey". fullcourtpumps.com. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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