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  Kenneth van Kempen

Kenneth van Kempen

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Weert, Netherlands

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 249

Position:
C

As a Junior (2008-09)
Saw action in all 32 games, making 14 starts ... Averaged a career-high 3.2 points per game and shot a career-best 68.0 percent from the free throw line ... Ripped down a season-high six rebounds in the win over Western Michigan in the first round of the MAC Tournament ... Scored four points and collected five rebounds in the home affair with Buffalo ... Made all three of his field goal attempts en route to six points in the win over Eastern Michigan ... Drilled 5-of-6 shots from the floor in the home win over Northern Illinois, finishing with a season-high 12 points, as well as four rebounds and a pair of blocks, in just 21 minutes of work ... Scored six points and pulled in three boards in the overtime home defeat of Akron ... Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds in the victory at Miami ... Notched eight points on 3-of-4 shooting and recorded five rebounds in the home win over Kent State ... Posted six points and five boards in the win over Bucknell ... Tallied a season-high three assists at Marshall ... Finished with six points and three boards at George Mason.

As a Sophomore (2007-08)
Scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in the road victory over St. Francis (NY) ... Made the first start of his career at Holy Cross ... Played a career-high 31 minutes and dealt out a personal-best four assists versus the Crusaders ... Played in the FIBA Under-20 European B Championship for The Netherlands prior to the campaign.

As a Freshman (2006-07)
Averaged 3.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in a reserve role ... Had a season-high six rebounds in consecutive games against Bowling Green and Kent State ... Turned in nine key points - seven in the second half - at Central Michigan ... Tallied a career-best 15 points versus Yale ... Contributed 10 points in his collegiate debut against Marist.

International
Averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in seven games for The Netherlands in the 2007 FIBA Under-20 European Championship ... Played for the Dutch Under-18 National Team.

Prior to Ohio
A transfer from the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands, where he completed one year of medical school ... Cleared by the NCAA for immediate eligibility because he transferred from an institution of higher education that did not offer athletic programs ... A member of the Upstairs Weert club team ... Named to the Dutch Eredivisie All-Newcomers Team.

Personal
Born April 2, 1987 ... Son of Oliver and Annelies van Kempen ... Father is head coach of Upstairs Weert basketball club ... Has a brother, Stanley ... A pre-professional biology and economics double major.