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    Kirk Van Slyke

    Hometown:
    The Woodlands, Texas

    High School:
    College Park

    Last College:
    West Point Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-9 / 225

    Position:
    F

    Birthdate:
    09/07/1989

    Experience:
    2L

    Major:
    Kinesiology-Sports Administration

    Kirk Van Slyke

    06/14/2013

    Farewell to Conference USA: Houston Men's Basketball

    A look back at 17 years of Houston Men's Basketball in Conference USA

    03/06/2012

    Joseph Young, TaShawn Thomas Named to C-USA Men's Basketball All-Freshmen Team

    Cougar duo earns honors for play during first collegiate season

    03/05/2012

    Men's Basketball Opens C-USA Championship vs. UTEP

    Cougars tip-off for third time this season vs. Miners at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday in First Round action in Memphis, Tenn.

    03/03/2012

    Late Thibodeaux Free Throws Lifts Men's Basketball in Wild Finish at Rice

    Cougars take advantage of Rice technical foul for fourth win in last five games

    02/25/2012

    Men's Basketball Quotes vs. SMU

    Houston 62, SMU 59

    12/17/2011

    Houston 74, Oklahoma 79 - AP Photos

    Jonathon Simmons led the Cougars with 20 points.

    Bio | 2011-12 Stats | 2010-11 Stats | 2009-10 Stats


    JUNIOR (2011-12)
    Competed in 27 games with a start against Conference USA-rival Memphis... Left the program for personal reasons following the school year... Made his season debut against Grambling State during the season opener... Finished with six points and nine rebounds against the Tigers... Posted 18 points, including a 10-of-11 performance from the free throw line, and added eight rebounds with a pair of blocks in 18 minutes against Utah Valley... Scored a game-high 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 18 minutes against Arkansas in Little Rock... Led all players with 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting and added a team-high eight rebounds in 25 minutes against Oakland... Scored nine points thanks to a 5-of-5 performance from the free throw line against North Carolina A&T... Saw streak of 22 consecutive free throws made snapped in the first half against Tulsa during the Conference USA opener... Made his first start of the season against Memphis... Came off the bench to score 11 points with a pair of 3-pointers in 16 minutes at SMU.

    SOPHOMORE (2010-11)
    Appeared in 29 games with 16 starts... Recorded his first career double-double during the season opener against Nicholls State... Tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes against the Colonels... Finished with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and five rebounds against Northwestern Oklahoma State... Recorded17 points on 5-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds and a pair of blocked shots against Louisiana-Lafayette... Scored nine points with three rebounds and two assists at Sam Houston State... Came off the bench to score seven points with a rebound, assist and blocked shot in 10 minutes at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Scored seven points with three assists in 13 minutes against Rogers State... Drained three straight 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions to move the Cougars to within single digits at Southern Miss during the Conference USA opener... Scored 15 of his game-high 17 points in the first eight minutes against No. 19/18 UCF... Drained three 3-pointers and posted three rebounds and a blocked shot against the Knights... Grabbed nine rebounds at SMU... Tied for team lead with six rebounds and blocked three shots against Tulsa... Scored 12 first-half points with a pair of 3-pointers and a team-high seven rebounds against UTEP... Came off the bench to score 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting at Tulane. C-USA Championship: Scored 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers and grabbed three offensive rebounds against Marshall.

    Game Highs
    Points 28 vs. Oakland (11/22/11)
    FG 10 vs. Oakland (11/22/11)
    FGA 17 vs. Oakland (11/22/11)
    3FG 4 at SMU (2/27/10)
    3FGA 8 at SMU (2/27/10)
    FT 10 vs. Utah Valley (11/14/11)
    FTA 11 vs. Utah Valley (11/14/11)
    Rebounds 10 vs. Nicholls State (11/12/10)
    Assists 3 vs. Arkansas (11/18/11)
    Steals 1 (9x) vs. Rice (2/8/12)
    Blocks 3 vs. Tulsa (1/19/11)
    Minutes 40 vs. Nicholls State (11/12/10)

    FRESHMAN (2009-10)
    Started in his collegiate debut against Nicholls State during the season opener... Finished with six points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots against the Colonels... Posted 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, a blocked shot and assist against No. 25 Oklahoma during the Carrs/ Safeway Great Alaska Shootout... Nailed a pair of 3-pointers against Tulsa during the C-USA home opener... Scored six points with a pair of blocked shots in only six minutes against Marshall.. Came off the bench to bury four 3-pointers on the way to 14 points and blocked a pair of shots at SMU. C-USA Championship: Scored eight points with a pair of 3-pointers and grabbed two rebounds against East Carolina... Scored three points and grabbed three rebounds against No. 25/21 UTEP during the title game.

    WEST POINT PREP (2008-09)
    Lettered for head coach Cory Sinning...Named team Most Valuable Player after averaging more than 20 points per game... Member of Knights team that finished with an 8-15 record... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 15 games... Scored 29 points in a win against Queen City Prep... Recorded a season-high 37 points with 11 rebounds for his first double-double against Cayuga Community College... Finished with 35 points in an overtime loss to Edison Junior College... Helped lead the Black Knights into the championship game of the Blackburn Tournament with 28 points against Worcester Academy... Recorded 29 points in a loss to South Kent School and led the Knights with 29 points against Edison Junior College.

    COLLEGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
    Lettered for head coach Clifton McNeely. Senior (2007-08): Named to All-District 15-5A First Team after averaging 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game...Scored 13 points with 10 rebounds against Oak Ridge High... Finished with 28 points and three 3-pointers against The Woodlands High... All-County and All-Region First Team honoree... Nominee for McDonald's All-America... Recognized as team Most Valuable Player and named to Academic All-District Team. Junior (2006-07): Named to All-District 15-5A First Team.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Kirk Joseph Van Slyke... Born Sept. 7, 1989, in New Orleans... Son of Pete Van Slyke and Vicki Palmer... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration... Also recruited by Oklahoma State, SMU, Saint Louis, Mercer and Sam Houston State.

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