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Kalin Lucas
Kalin Lucas

Class:
Senior

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
G

Hometown/High School:
Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake St. Mary's


Career Stats
Lucas Career Game-By-Game Stats

The Word
Michigan State career leader in free throws made (507) and attempted (637) • Ranks third in career games played (141), fourth in career field-goal attempts (1,575), fifth in career scoring (1,996) and career games started (119), sixth in career assists (558), eighth in 3-point field-goals made (149), ninth in career field-goals made (670) and 10th in 3-point field-goals attempted (395) • One of just four Spartans to total 1,500 career points and 500 career assists • Ranks third in Michigan State NCAA Tournament history with 56 assists

2010-11
Started all 34 games on the season • Second-Team All-Big Ten honoree • Voted Team MVP by media and his teammates • Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team • Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 29 • Averaged a team-best 17.0 points per game and averaged 3.4 assists • Led Spartans in field goals made (194) and attempted (453) and free throws made (137) and attempted (167) • Averaged a personal-best 33.4 minutes per contest, despite coming back from a ruptured Achilles suffered in the 2010 NCAA Tournament • Ranked second on the Spartans with 35 steals • Led the Spartans in scoring in 18 games, including nine straight games from Jan. 27 to Feb. 27 • Led the team in assists in 11 games • Scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games, including 24 of the final 25 games • Scored 20 or more points in 11 games, including eight games with 25 points or more • Scored a career high 30 points vs. Purdue (3/11) in the Big Ten Tournament, including 18 in the first half on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range in the first stanza • Named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team, averaging 22.3 points, scoring 29 points vs. Washington (11/24) and 28 points vs. Chaminade (11/22) • Averaged 20.3 points over the last 15 games of the season, scoring 20 points or more in eight contests • Started the stretch with back-to-back games of 27 points vs. Michigan (1/27) and 26 points vs. Indiana (1/30) • Totaled 25 points vs. Illinois (2/19) • Scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half at Michigan (3/5) • Attempted 10 or more free throws on five occasions • Dished out a season-high eight assists vs. Prairie View A&M (12/18) • Recorded six or more assists in five games • Recorded a season-high four steals at Minnesota (2/22), one of seven games in which he recorded two or more steals.

2009-10
Appeared in 33 games, starting 31 • Co-recipient of Team MVP honors as voted on by his teammates, sharing the award with Raymar Morgan • Quad captain • First-team All-Big Ten selection, becoming just the 13th player in MSU history to be a two-time first-team honoree • Averaged a team-high 14.8 points and a team-best 4.0 assists • Associated Press and Yahoo! Sports Honorable Mention All-American • Finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy • USBWA All-District V and NABC All-District 7 honoree • Led MSU in scoring in 11 games and in assists 16 times • Scored in double figures in 28 games, including the first 22 of the season, before being injured in a game at Wisconsin (2/2) • Scored 20 or more points in eight contests • Scored 25 points in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament against New Mexico State (3/19) • Scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting at Penn State (2/13), adding six assists against the Nittany Lions • Other top scoring efforts included 23 points vs. Northwestern (1/30), 22 vs. Minnesota (1/23), 21 against both Northwestern (1/2) and Florida Gulf Coast (11/13), and 20 each vs. Illinois (1/16) and Florida (11/27) • Became the 40th player in MSU history to score 1,000 career points with his 20-point effort against Florida • Hit back-to-back game-winners at Minnesota (1/23) and Michigan (1/26) in one-point Spartan victories; his 3-pointer at Minnesota with 1:30 left gave MSU its first lead of the game, while his mid-range jumper at Michigan with 3.5 seconds remaining gave the Spartans a 57-56 lead • Dished out a season-high nine assists against Wofford (12/4) and added eight against Ohio State (2/21), while committing no turnovers • Recorded five or more assists in 12 contests • Led MSU in free throws made (125) and attempted (162) • Ranked second on the team with 40 steals, including a career-high five against Minnesota (3/12) in the Big Ten Tournament and three each against Florida Gulf Coast (11/13), Penn State (2/13) and Ohio State (2/21) • Suffered a season-ending left Achilles injury in the first half of MSU's NCAA Tournament Second Round game vs. Maryland (3/21).

Summer 2009
One of a select group of college players serving as counselor at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio, which hosted some of the top prep players in the nation • Served as a counselor for top high school point guards at the Deron Williams Skills Academy in Dallas.

2008-09
Appeared in 38 games, starting 37 • 2009 Big Ten Player of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten honoree • Team MVP as voted by both the media and team • NABC First-team All-District and USBWA All-District selection • Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team honoree • Final Four All-Tournament Team • Led Spartans in scoring (14.7 ppg), field goals made (173) and attempted (438), free throws made (172) and attempted (213), assists (4.6 apg) and minutes (31.9 mpg), while ranking second in steals (39) • Appeared on national ballot for the John R. Wooden Award • Scored in double figures in 34 games, including nine games with 20 points or more • Led the team in scoring in 14 games and in assists in 23 contests • Ranks fifth in MSU single-season history with 172 free throws and third with 213 free throw attempts • Averaged 18.0 points in Big Ten road games, as MSU set a school record with an 8-1 league road record • Ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring in conference games (16.5 ppg) • Third in the Big Ten in assists (4.6 apg) and fifth in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.10) overall • Recorded his first career double-double against Oklahoma State (11/28) in the Old Spice Classic, tallying 12 points and 10 assists • Scored a season-high 24 points in games at Minnesota (12/31) and Iowa (1/29) • Led MSU with 21 points against Connecticut (4/4) in the Final Four, adding five assists against the Huskies • Earned his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award on Jan. 12, after scoring 20 each points against Ohio State (1/6) and Kansas (1/10), also earning National Player of the Week by Andy Katz of ESPN.com • Turned in other 20-point performances against Penn State (23 pts., 2/1), Purdue (21 pts., 3/8), Northwestern (20 pts., 1/21) and Ohio State (20 pts., 1/25) • Recorded eight or more assists in six contests • Tallied nine assists versus Idaho (11/16), Bradley (12/7) and Northwestern (1/3), adding 17 points against the Wildcats • Scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half against Kansas (3/27) in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, including seven-straight points in the final 49 seconds. His three-point play with 49 seconds left gave the Spartans the lead for good at 63-60 • Averaged a team-best 14.3 points in the NCAA Tournament, leading the Spartans to the NCAA Championship game. He was the only Spartan to score in double figures in all six tournament games • Recorded two or more steals in eight games, including a season-high four against Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen.

Summer 2008
One of a select group of college players serving as counselor at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio, which hosted some of the top prep players in the nation.

2007-08
Appeared in 36 games, starting 17, including the last 12 of the season • Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection • Recipient of MSU's Most Improved Player Award • Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in assists (3.81 apg) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.88) • In conference games, ranked eighth in assists (3.50 apg) and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.62) • Ranked second among league freshmen in assists • Tallied 137 assists on the season, fourth-most ever by a Spartan freshman • Third on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game; raised scoring average to 10.6 ppg in conference games • Scored in double figures in 17 games • Averaged 12.7 points in three NCAA Tournament games, including 19 against Pittsburgh (3/22) in the second round • Broke onto the national scene with an 18-point, six-rebound, six-assist effort against No. 4 Texas (12/22), earning Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week honors • Scored a season-high 20 points against Purdue (2/12) • Led the Spartans in scoring in six contests • Scored 15 or more points in nine contests • Led MSU in assists in nine games • Recorded a season-high nine assists against Green Bay (12/29), committing no turnovers and adding 17 points • Tallied eight assists vs. Jacksonville (12/1) and Penn State (2/20) • Dished out seven assists in three games, including against Temple (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • Recorded 30 steals, including four against Jacksonville (12/1) and three against Indiana (3/2) • Grabbed season-high six rebounds against Texas (12/22) and Ohio State (3/14).

High School
2007 Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News All-State Dream Team honoree, averaging 22.6 points, 6.8 assists, 6.1 rebounds and four steals at Orchard Lake St. Mary's • 2007 Associated Press All-State Class A • Led team to a 22-3 record and an appearance in the Class A Regional Finals • Named All-Metro and All-North by the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News • Shot 81 percent from the free-throw line as a senior • Averaged 25.1 points, 5.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 steals as a junior • 2006 The Associated Press All-State Class A • The Detroit News Dream Team honoree, while also earning First-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-North honors • Detroit Free Press First-Team Class A All-State, All-Metro and All-North honoree • Led the Eaglets to a Catholic League Championship and the Michigan Class A State Semifinals • Scored 30 or more points in six games during his junior year • Rated the No. 5 point guard and the No. 30 player overall by Scout.com and the No. 6 point guard and No. 22 overall by Prep Spotlight Magazine • Averaged 20.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a sophomore, earning Detroit Free Press First-Team All-North and Fifth-Team Class A All-State accolades • Earned honorable mention Class A All-State honors from The Detroit News • Led his team to the Detroit Catholic League finals • Played for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School • Played AAU basketball with The Family.

Personal
Born May 24, 1989 • Son of Kenneth and Tina Lucas • Sociology major.

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