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31 Tyrone Kent
Tyrone Kent 143634

Outlook

An athletic individual who is probably the Rockets’ most talented player...Can play inside the paint and on the perimeter...Explosive offensive player who is a dynamic dunker...Possesses good defensive instincts and has become solid defensive player with increased experience.

2006-07

Played in all 32 contests...Averaged 21.8 minutes per game and received 10 starting assignments...Ranked sixth on team in scoring with 5.7 points per game and 13th in MAC in steals with 1.31 spg...Ranked third on team with a 75.0 free-throw percentage (36-of-48) and 34.8 three-point field-goal percentage (23-of-66)...Tallied 11 points in MAC quarterfinal victory over Eastern Michigan (3/8)...Saw action in season-low 11 minutes due to foul trouble at Kent State (2/6) but still scored seven points and hit three-pointer to tie game with 1:30 remaining...Notched career highs in points (17), rebounds (8), three-point field goals (3) and free throws (6) vs. Detroit (12/19)...Scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. UNC Wilmington (12/16)...Tied career high with eight boards vs. Miami (1/27)...Scored nine points and collected career-best five steals at Drexel (11/29)...Started 10 straight games from 11/18-12/30.

2005-06

Played in 23 of 31 games and averaged 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per contest...Tallied season-high 16 points and equalled season best with five rebounds in season-high 20 minutes in 81-54 win over Ball State (2/26)...Notched 10 points, four boards and three steals in 77-69 MAC semifinal win over Akron (3/10)...Scored 10 points in 81-58 win over Western Michigan (3/1)...Registered nine points and five rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Northern Illinois (12/3)...Grabbed season-high four steals vs. Eastern Michigan (1/26).

High School - Crane Technical H.S.

As a senior Earned second-team Class AA all-state honors after averaging 25.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game...Received Team MVP honors and helped squad to a 23-7 win-loss record and a state quarterfinal appearance...Rated by ChicagoHoops.com as the seventh-best senior in the state of Illinois, as well as Illinois Basketball Elite’s 11th-best senior in Illinois.

Personal

Full name: Tyrone Kent...Age: 21 (born July 23, 1986)...Son of Tyrone and Debra Kent (stepmother)...Has an older brother, Larkey Goodwin...Majoring in recreation and technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent’s Career Highs

Points 17 vs. Detroit (12/19/06)

Rebounds 8 (2 times, last vs. Miami (1/27/07)

Assists 5 at UTEP (12/23/06)

Blocks 2 at Central Michigan (1/10/07)

Steals 5 at Drexel (11/29/06)

Field Goals 7 vs. UNC Wilmington (12/16/06)

Free Throws 6 vs. Detroit (12/19/06)

3-Pt. FGs 3 (3 times, last vs. Eastern Michigan (3/8/07)

Minutes 33 vs. Middle Tennessee State (11/18/06)

 

Kent's Career Statistics
Year G/GS MIN FG-FGA PCT 3FG-ATT PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG REB AVG A BS S
2005-06 23/0 217 30-67 .448 6-21 .286 19-30 .633 85 3.7 35 1.5 11 3 12
2006-07 32/10 699 61-142 .430 23-66 .348 36-48 .750 181 5.7 98 3.1 41 11 42
Totals 55/10 916 91-209 .435 29-87 .333 55-78 .705 266 4.8 133 2.4 52 14 54
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Crane Technical
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