stop
Tuesday, Nov. 6
7:30 PM
Men's Basketball
at
North Carolina A&T
Friday, Nov. 9
8:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
LSU
Tuesday, Nov. 13
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
UNCW
Friday, Nov. 16
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Johnson & Wales (North Carolina)
Monday, Nov. 19
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Prairie View
Friday, Nov. 23
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
Delaware
Saturday, Nov. 24
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Louisiana Tech
Tuesday, Nov. 27
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Greensboro College
Saturday, Dec. 1
4:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
Kentucky
Friday, Dec. 7
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Elon
Wednesday, Dec. 12
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Coppin State
Saturday, Dec. 15
5:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
North Alabama
Tuesday, Dec. 18
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Radford
Saturday, Dec. 22
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Samford
Saturday, Dec. 29
5:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Chattanooga
Saturday, Jan. 5
1:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
VMI
Thursday, Jan. 10
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Wofford
Saturday, Jan. 12
5:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Furman
Thursday, Jan. 17
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Western Carolina
Saturday, Jan. 19
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
ETSU
Thursday, Jan. 24
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
The Citadel
Saturday, Jan. 26
5:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Mercer
Thursday, Jan. 31
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
VMI
Thursday, Feb. 7
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Samford
Saturday, Feb. 9
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
Chattanooga
Thursday, Feb. 14
7:30 PM
Men's Basketball
at
Furman
Saturday, Feb. 16
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
Wofford
Thursday, Feb. 21
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
Western Carolina
Sunday, Feb. 24
3:00 PM
Men's Basketball
vs
ETSU
Thursday, Feb. 28
7:00 PM
Men's Basketball
at
The Citadel
Saturday, Mar. 2
4:30 PM
Men's Basketball
at
Mercer
Friday, Mar. 8
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Southern Conference
Saturday, Mar. 9
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Southern Conference
Sunday, Mar. 10
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Southern Conference
Monday, Mar. 11
TBA
Men's Basketball
at
Southern Conference
Sponsored by The Vic

UNCG Athletics Article Page

UNCG Men's Basketball BIO
13
Kayel Locke
Player Profile:
Kayel Locke 1746130
Position: Forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: McDonogh
Experience: 3 Letters

Career Numbers
Finished sixth all-time in UNCG scoring history with 1,522 points and seventh all-time with 652 career rebounds … Holds the UNCG record for games played with 130 … Third all-time in school history with 569 career field goals made and fourth with 1,261 career field goals attempted.

2015-16 (Senior)
Played and started all 34 games to earn his fourth letter … Second on the team in scoring at 12.6 points per game … Scored a career-high 430 points on the season … Second on the team with 5.4 rebounds per game … Averaged 30.3 minutes per game … Connected on 45.5 percent (168-of-369) from the field … Hit a career-high 30 3-pointers, shooting 30.9 percent (30-of-97) from distance … Went to the free throw line 109 times, hitting 64 … Scored in double figures 22 times, including three games with 20-plus points … Scored a career-high 30 points in the Spartans’ win at The Citadel (Jan. 28) … Connected on 11-of-14 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3-point land and 5-of-8 from the charity stripe … Followed that game up with a 20-point effort at Mercer (Jan. 30), hitting 6-of-10 from the field, including three 3-pointers … Named the Southern Conference Player of the Week (Feb. 2) for his efforts against The Citadel and Mercer … Scored 25 points at Wake Forest (Dec. 15), hitting 10-of-16 from the field, including a career-high 4-of-7 from 3-point land … Added 19 points against Jacksonville (Nov. 29) and at Furman (Feb. 8) … Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Elon (Dec. 19) … Dished out four assists at Western Carolina (Jan. 11) … Averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in Southern Conference action … Connected on 48 percent (94-of-196) in league play … Named to the preseason All-SoCon Team. 

2014-15 (Junior)
Played and started all 33 games … Finished second on the team and 11th in the Southern Conference in scoring at 12.6 points per game … Second on the team in rebounding at 5.7 caroms per game … Connected on 46.2 percent (158-of-342) from the field with his 342 attempts ranking second on the team … Went to the free throw line 147 times, connecting on 65.3 percent … Averaged 29.5 minutes per game … Scored in double figures 22 times, including two games of 20 points or more … Posted his first two career double-doubles in the SoCon Tournament … Opened tournament play with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Samford (March 6) and followed that up with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Wofford (March 7) … Scored a season-high 22 points in the second game of the season against UNCW (Nov. 18) while grabbing eight rebounds as he was a career-high 12-of-16 from the free throw line … Tallied 20 points and eight rebounds at Presbyterian (Dec. 6) as he was 9-of-17 from the field … Posted an eight-game stretch from Dec. 31-Jan. 24 where he scored in double figures all eight games, averaging 16.1 points per game … During that stretch, he connected on 52.5 percent (53-of-101) from the field and had three straight games of 19 points against Western Carolina (Jan. 10), VMI (Jan. 14) and Samford (Jan. 22) … Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds on three occasions against Elon (Dec. 20), at VMI (Feb. 3) and against Furman (Feb. 22)  … Became the 20th player in UNCG men’s basketball history to reach the 1,000-career point mark when he converted a 3-point play against The Citadel (Feb. 7) in his 88th career game …. His 415 points are a career-high, surpassing his 370 points scored last year as a sophomore … Additionally, his 415 points led the team, edging out Tevon Saddler (414). 

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Played in all 32 games to earn his second letter … Started 31 of 32 games on the year … Averaged 11.6 points per game, which ranked third on the team … Third on the team in rebounding at 4.4 boards per game … Connected on 46.3 percent (132-of-285) from the field … Ranked 15th in the Southern Conference in free throw percentage, hitting 74.3 percent (101-of-136) … Score 370 points, including 21 games with double-figure points … Scored in double figures for 10 straight games from Dec. 3 through Jan. 6 … Notched three games with 20-plus points … Scored a career-high 25 points against Claflin (Dec. 11) as he was 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line … Scored 21 points on two occasions, against High Point in the season opener (Nov. 8) and against The Citadel (Jan. 16) … Scored the game-tying basket with under four seconds remaining against the Bulldogs to force overtime … Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds twice, against High Point and against Elon (Feb. 6) … Scored 19 points against NC State (Dec. 30) and 18 points against Furman (Jan. 6) … Scored 16 points in the regular season finale as the Spartans upset Wofford (March 1) on the road, hitting 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line … Played a career-high 38 minutes against The Citadel (Jan. 16) … Connected on 15 straight free throws from Feb. 6 through Feb. 23 … Hit a season-high seven free throws in three different games … Named the Blue Chip Performer of the Week Dec. 17 after his Claflin performance. 

2013 Spain Trip
Played in all four games, including three starts on the trip to Spain … Averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while playing 21.0 minutes per contest … Connected on 48.3 percent (14-of-29) from the field and 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the free throw line … Scored a trip-high 11 points against Catalunya Select as he posted a double-double with 10 rebounds … Added nine points against both Aragon Select and the Venezuela National Team while adding eight points against the Angola National Team.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Appeared in all 31 games, including 17 starts, to earn his first letter … Finished third on the team in scoring at 9.9 points per game while placing third on the glass at 4.9 rebounds per game … Ranked 29th in the Southern Conference in scoring … Connected on 41.9 percent (111-of-265) from the field, including five three-pointers …Hit 66.7 percent (80-of-120) from the free throw line …Scored in double figures 14 times, including a career-high 22 points against N.C. A&T (Nov. 28) as he was 14-of-16 from the free throw line … Added 21 points against nationally-ranked NC State (Dec. 31) as he was 10-of-17 from the field … Also posted 21 points against the College of Charleston (Feb. 2) when he was 7-of-15 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line… Began his collegiate career with 17 points off the bench against High Point (Nov. 9) … His 17 points in a collegiate debut is the most for a Spartan since Kyle Hines scored 21 in 2004… Connected on 10-of-12 (83.3%) from the free throw line against UNCW (Dec. 19) … Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against N.C. A&T (Nov. 28) … Also added nine rebounds against Samford (Jan. 24) … Played a career-high 30 minutes against the College of Charleston (Feb. 2). 

Prior to UNCG
Four-year letterwinner at McDonogh High School in OwingsMill, Md., for head coach Donta Evans … Ended his career as the Eagles’ all-time leading scorer with 1,938 points while also pulling down 1,021 rebounds in his four years …All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference distinction as a junior and senior … two-time All-Metro Area selection by the Baltimore Sun … Three-time Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week … Played in the Capital City Challenge All-Star Game and the Charm City Senior Classic … Earned All-Tournament honors in several tournaments during his career, including the Most Valuable Player award of the Benedictine Capital City Classic in 2012 … Guided the Eagles to a pair of playoff appearances during his sophomore and junior years …Played AAU basketball for the Baltimore Elite and helped them to the 16U Super Showcase Championship … Member of the honor roll.

Personal
Son of Kyle and Vanessa Locke ... Majoring in business administration.


  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2012-13   31-17  683  22.0  111  265  .419  26  .192  80  120  .667  61  76  137  4.4  89  21  37  14  307  9.9 
2013-14   32-31  870  27.2  132  285  .463  22  .227  101  136  .743  72  69  141  4.4  97  31  62  15  370  11.6 
2014-15   33-33  973  29.5  158  342  .462  17  .176  96  147  .653  74  115  189  5.7  92  26  61  11  415  12.6 
2015-16   34-34  1031  30.3  168  369  .455  30  97  .309  64  109  .587  53  132  185  5.4  72  56  66  18  430  12.6 
TOTAL  130-115  3557  27.4  569  1261  .451  43  162  .265  341  512  .666  260  392  652  5.0  350  15  134  226  21  58  1522  11.7 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 30 [t-6th], at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 
Rebounds: 9, at Elon -- 12/19/15 
Assists: 4, at Western Carolina -- 1/11/16 
Steals: 3, at Wake Forest -- 12/15/15 
Blocks: 1, at Wofford -- 01/02/16 ; at Samford -- 02/18/16 ; Chowan -- 11/17/15 
FG made: 11 [t-7th], at The Citadel -- 01/28/16 
FG attempts: 16, at ETSU -- 01/09/16 ; at VMI -- 02/11/16 ; at Wake Forest -- 12/15/15 
3FG made: 4, at Wake Forest -- 12/15/15 
3FG attempts: 7, at Mercer -- 01/30/16 ; at VMI -- 02/11/16 ; at Wake Forest -- 12/15/15 
FT made: 6, at Samford -- 02/18/16 
FT attempts: 10, at Samford -- 02/18/16 
Men's Basketball Videos:
Kayel Photos: