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Kelvin Torbert
Kelvin Torbert

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flint

High School:
Northwestern

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
G

Birthdate:
05/24/1983


MSU's best defensive player ... Displayed vastly improved shooting in 2003-04, becoming a complete player ... Explosive leaper, soaring to block shots or grab a rebound ... Has a very strong physique.

2003-04: Started 26 of 30 games, including the last 19 games of the year ... Tri-captain ... Named third-team All-Big Ten by the league's media and received honorable mention accolades from the league's coaches ... Led the Spartans in 3-point field-goal percentage (.484), hitting .588 in Big Ten games ... Shot .534 from the field after entering the season with a career field-goal percentage of .411, including .318 from behind the arc ... Recipient of MSU's Best Defensive Player Award for the third consecutive season ... Co-recipient of MSU's Most Improved Player Award, sharing the honor with Maurice Ager ... Ranked third on the squad in scoring (10.7 ppg) and free throw percentage (.800) ... MSU's second-leading rebounder (3.2 rpg) and third in assists (2.0 apg) ... The only player in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 in field-goal percentage (8th, .534), 3-point field-goal percentage (1st, .484) and free-throw percentage (6th, .800); he duplicated the feat in Big Ten games, ranking sixth in field-goal percentage (.543), first in 3-point field-goal percentage (.588) and third in free throw percentage (.870) ... Scored in double-figures in 15 games, leading the team in scoring five times ... Led MSU in rebounding in four games and in assists twice ... Second on the squad with 14 dunks ... Named MVP of the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic, averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists ... Opened the classic with 15 points against Penn (11/29) and followed with a 19-point effort against DePaul (11/30) ... Scored 13 points against Oklahoma (12/6), shooting 7-of-7 from the foul line ... Led five Spartans in double figures vs. South Florida (12/16), scoring 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbing six rebounds ... Scored a season-high 21 points vs. Coppin State (12/30), shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 8-of-10 from the foul line ... Opened the Big Ten season with a 13-point, four-rebound game vs. Wisconsin (1/10) ... Set the tone in the Michigan contest (1/17) by making two 3-point field goals in the first three minutes, finishing with eight points ... Scored all 10 of his points against Northwestern (1/21) in the second half ... Grabbed five rebounds at Purdue (1/25) ... His 3-pointer against Minnesota (1/28) tied the game at 53, marking the game's first tie score since 0-0 after MSU had trailed by 23 points in the first half ... Dished out a season-high five assists vs. Indiana (1/31), while also scoring 10 points ... Scored 18 points against Iowa (2/4), including 14 in the first half, while grabbing four rebounds and recording four assists ... Scored 15 points vs. Ohio State (2/7), shooting 6-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, scoring 13 points in the first half ... Grabbed seven rebounds vs. Minnesota (2/14) ... Recorded 15 points and six rebounds against Purdue (2/17) ... Tied a career high with eight rebounds against Northwestern (2/21) ... Keyed a comeback at Michigan (2/24), scoring 15 of his 18 points in the second half, including 14 in the final 10:26 ... Recorded 15 points at Penn State (2/28), shooting 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from 3-point range ... Dished out four assists against Wisconsin (3/13) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, also scoring nine points ... Scored 10 points in a first round loss to Nevada (3/18) in the NCAA Tournament.

2002-03: Appeared in all 35 games, starting the final 34 contests of the season ... MSU's third-leading scorer, averaging 8.7 points per game and third-leading rebounder with 3.8 boards per contest ... Recipient of MSU's Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player awards ... Tied for third on the squad with 22 steals ... Averaged 29.3 minutes per contest, second most on the squad ... Ranked third on the team with 58 assists ... Second on the team in field goals made (111) and field goals attempted (264) ... Scored in double-figures in 17 games; MSU posted a 15-2 record in those 17 contests ... Led the team in rebounding in five games and scoring and assists in four games ... Averaged 10.3 points in Big Ten contests ... Missed both exhibition contests while recovering from ankle surgery and came off the bench in the season opener vs. UNC Asheville (11/22) ... Scored nine points vs. Montana (11/28) and 10 points vs. Villanova (11/29) in Alaska, grabbing four rebounds in each contest ... Tallied 11 points vs. Virginia (12/4) ... Recorded 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds vs. Cleveland State (12/8) ... Scored 10 points vs. both Loyola (12/17) and South Florida (12/21), adding a team-high eight rebounds against the Bulls, while also shooting a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (12/28) ... Posted an impressive 16-point, seven-rebound effort vs. Toledo (12/30), shooting 7-of-11 from the field ... Scored 12 points vs. Ohio State (1/9) ... Recorded 12 points and six rebounds vs. Minnesota (1/18) ... Led the Spartans with12 points and seven rebounds vs. Indiana (1/28), in what Tom Izzo called his best game as a Spartan ... Scored 11 points vs. Illinois (2/2) ... Scored nine points vs. Indiana (2/8), playing a career-high 39 minutes ... Exploded for a career-best 22 points vs. Northwestern (2/15), shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line ... Posted four straight double-figure scoring games during MSU's four-game winning streak to end the Big Ten season, scoring 17 vs. Minnesota (2/26), a team-high 13 vs. Purdue (3/1), 10 vs. Iowa (3/5) and 11 vs. Ohio State (3/8) ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament games vs. Colorado (3/21), Florida (3/23), Maryland (3/28) and Texas (3/30).

2001-02: Appeared in all 31 games, starting 26 contests ... Started 13 of 16 Big Ten games ... Co-recipient of MSU's Best Defensive Player Award, sharing the honor with Alan Anderson ... Ranked fourth on the squad in scoring (254) and scoring average (8.2 ppg) ... Fourth on the team with an .806 (54-of-67) free throw percentage, ranking third on the MSU Freshman record list ... Also among team leaders in several categories, including third in field-goal attempts (228), fourth in made field goals (91), fourth in total rebounds (105), fifth in rebound average (3.4 rpg) and fourth with 46 assists ... Earned a start in his first career game as a Spartan, scoring nine points and grabbing four rebounds vs. Detroit (11/12) ... Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Fresno State (11/23) ... Posted first career double-figure scoring game with 12 points vs. IPFW (11/30) ... Tallied 13 points vs. Lamar (12/1), including hitting 6-of-7 from the free throw line ... Recorded 15 points vs. Florida (12/5) ... Scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Arizona (12/15) ... Solid performance with 13 points and seven rebounds, tying a season high, vs. UNC Asheville (12/17) ... 12-point effort vs. Oakland (12/19) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed a season-high tying seven rebounds in 36 minutes vs. Minnesota (1/5) ... Scored a season-best and team-high 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting vs. Purdue (1/16) ... Followed with a 16-point effort to lead the Spartans at Penn State (1/19) and a 14-point performance vs. Iowa (1/22) ... Scored 12 points vs. Illinois (2/12) ... Finished the regular season on a strong note, scoring 11 points and grabbing five rebounds vs. Iowa (3/2) ... Played in the NCAA Tournament vs. North Carolina State (3/15), grabbing seven rebounds to tie a season high and tie for the team high.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2001 Sporting News Player of the Year ... 2001 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... 2001 USA Today First-Team All-American ... State of Michigan's Mr. Basketball in 2001 ... 2001 Parade Magazine All-American ... 2001 McDonald's All-American, scoring 21 points in helping the West to a 131-125 victory ... 2001 USA Today Michigan Player of the Year ... 2001 The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Team member ... Averaged 26 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals as a senior, leading team to an 18-6 record, while playing for Coach Grover Kirkland ... Finished his prep career as Flint's second all-time leading scorer with 1,978 points ... Three-time Associated Press All-State honoree ... A consensus top-three prospect, he was ranked the No. 1 shooting guard in the nation by USA Today, Bob Gibbons, Dave Telep's Rivals100Hoops.com, Prep Spotlight's MidwestHoops.com and Hoop Scoop ... Averaged 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a junior, helping Flint Northwestern to a 20-3 record ... 2000 The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Team member ... 2000 Parade Magazine Third-Team All-American ... Made the 2000 AAU All-Tournament team at the AAU adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas ... A four-time all-city and All-Saginaw Valley selection ... Scored 19 points per contest as a sophomore, earning first-team all-state honors for the first time ... 1999 The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Class A All-State selection ... Averaged 16.3 points as a freshman, earning honorable mention all-state honors ... Led Flint Northwestern to a four-year record of 81-15, capturing four district titles, three city titles, three league championships and one regional crown ... Played AAU basketball for the Michigan Mustangs.

PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1983 ... Son of Florine Green and Climmie Torbert ... Communication major.

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OFF-DEF	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2001-02	31/26	778/25.1	91-228	.399	18-57	.316	54-67	.806	28-77	105	3.4	73/1	46	51	4	15	254	8.2
2002-03	35/34	1027/29.3	111-264	.420	10-31	.323	74-99	.747	38-94	132	3.8	76/2	58	51	10	22	306	8.7
2003-04	30/26	863/28.8	109-204	.534	31-64	.484	72-90	.800	38-70	108	3.6	77/3	60	42	7	23	321	10.7
Totals	96/86	2668/27.8	311-696	.447	59-152	.388	200-256	.781	104-241	345	3.6	226/6	164	144	21	60	881	9.2

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