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Kerry Kittles
Shooting guard
Born June 12, 1974 (1974-06-12) (age 35)
Dayton, Ohio
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 179 lb (81 kg)
League NBA
College Villanova University
Draft 8th overall, 1996
New Jersey Nets
Pro career 1996–2005
Former teams New Jersey Nets (1996–2004)
Los Angeles Clippers (2004–2005)
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Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American 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 a Roman Catholic who has served as a Eucharistic Minister. [1] [2]

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 finally traded to the Clippers in a salary purge. After one injury-riddled year in Los Angeles, Kittles departed from the Clippers. Kittles now works for the Nets as a part time scout. Kittles is also a Merchant Banking Associate at Ledgemont Capital Group LLC and currently pursuing an MBA at Villanova University's School of Business.[1]

He holds the Villanova University record for most points scored, with 2,243. Kittles is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Career highlights

  • 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 one by Spanish rookie Rudy Fernandez 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 And One All-Rookie First Team
  • 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 is third on the all time scoring list in the history of the New Jersey Nets. He was second prior to being passed by Richard Jefferson 12/4/2007
  • He helped Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets making an appearance in the NBA finals in two straight years.

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