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Kyle Blankenship
12   Kyle Blankenship

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shreveport, La.

High School:
C.E. Byrd HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L


Career at Tulsa -- In his fourth year at Tulsa . . . a walk-on athlete . . . saw valuable playing time last year following a red-shirt season in 2002-03 . . . has played in 26 career games . . . averages 1.4 career points.

2003-04 -- Played in 14 games and averaged 14.3 minutes . . . averaged 2.5 points . . . started seven of the last eight games and played a total of 145 minutes for an average of 18.1 minutes in the final eight games . . . played a career-best 34 minutes in his first starting role vs. Rice (2-14-04), and had 11 points and three rebounds in that game . . . before the Rice game, he played a total of 37 minutes in just six games for an average of 6.2 minutes . . . had career-bests of 13 points, three rebounds and three assists at San Jose State (2-29-04) . . . his previous career-high for minutes played was 11 minutes against UTEP (2-7-04) . . . had his first career 3-pointer for his previous career-high 3 points vs. Nevada (1-22-04) . . . played two minutes in the season opener, and did not see playing time again until the seventh game at Wichita State, where he played nine minutes.

2002-03 -- Received a redshirt season . . . played in two games . . . saw brief action vs. Texas-Pan American and SW Missouri State .

2001-02 --Played in 10 games as a freshman, but just a total of 11 minutes . . . had 2 points, one rebound and one steal vs. Texas A&M in 2 minutes . . . played 2 minutes vs. Grambling and had 2 rebounds . . . had 2 points and 2 steals in less than one minute vs. Morris Brown.

High School -- Was a four-year starter and letterwinner at C.E. Byrd High School . . . helped his team compile a four-year record of 95-40 . . . led his team to a 29-6 mark and appearance in the state quarterfinals as a senior . . . completed his career as the school's all-time assists leader with 1,093 assists . . . averaged 15 points, 8.1 assists and over four rebounds and three steals per game during his career . . . as a senior, scored at an 18.0 clip, while averaging 9.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 3.5 steals . . . shot 62-percent from the field and 44-percent from three-point range his senior season . . . earned first-team all-district merits both his junior and senior seasons . . . was an honorable mention all-state performer, and earned first-team academic all-state accolades as a senior . . . received second-team all-city merits as a junior . . . averaged 15.0 points, 8.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 4.3 steals his junior season . . . shot 60-percent from the field and 43-percent from three-point range his junior campaign . . . had six career triple-doubles and set the state record for connecting on 10 three-pointers in one half of a game . . . led the city in assists in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons . . . high school basketball coach was Chad McDowell.

Personal -- His cousin, Caleb, is a junior tight end on the football team . . . his father, Rex, played college football and basketball at Harvard . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . has been a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for four semesters . . . parents are Rex and Vicki Blankenship . . . majoring in management . . . born March 1, 1983 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Blankenship's Career Statistics

YEARG-GSFG-FGAPCT3PTS PCTFT-FTAPCTREB-AVGASTSTBLKPF-DPTS-AVG
01-0210-02-5.4000-0.0001-2.5004-0.40101-05-0.5
02-032-00-0.0000-0.0000-0.0000-0.00101-00-0.0
03-0414-79-20.4507-16.4387-9.77814-1.0149016-132-2.3
Totals26-711-25.4407-16.4388-11.72717-0.71413018-137-1.4