|K.C. Whitaker - 12
Freshman Season (2011-12)
Played in 30 contests during rookie campaign, making three starts ... averaged 2.8 points per game, while shooting 78.3 percent from the charity stripe ... erupted for a career-high 17 points and six rebounds off the bench in the victory at SMU (2/15) ... connected on a career-best 5-of-7 three-pointers against the Mustangs in his 19 minutes of action ... collected 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from three-point range in the win over Alabama A&M (12/31) ... hit all six of his free throws and finished with nine points vs. Tulane (2/18) ... scored seven points and had two three-pointers in the loss to Murray State (11/20) ... connected on 2-of-3 treys to finish with six points off the bench to seal the win at George Washington (12/28) ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Played his prep season at Fishburne (Va.) Academy, which is the same place that produced current Blazer Quincy Taylor ... rated as high as No. 51 among fifth-year high school players according to Hoopscoop.com ... averaged 15.2 points and 4.0 assists per game ... also shot a staggering 53-percent from beyond the arc and connected on 91-percent from the charity stripe ... prior to attending Fishburne, played three seasons under head coach Rico Reed at Flint Hill (Va.) High School ... was a two-time all-conference player, including a first team All-MAC selection in 2010 ... as a junior, he averaged 14.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals per contest ... helped lead team to back-to-back league titles in 2009 and 2010 ... was named team's most valuable player in 2010 ... rated by CapitolHoops.com as the 70th-best player in the states of Maryland and Virginia in 2009.
Full name is Kenneth Calvin Whitaker ... born May 24, 1991 in Rocky Mount, N.C. ... intended major will be physical education ... the son of Ken and Joni Whitaker ... goes by the nickname of "K.C." ... has one brother (John) and one sister (Hannah Beth) ... says if he played another sport, it would be baseball.