UNCG Men's Basketball BIO
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32 Jordy Kuiper

2016-17 (Redshirt junior)
Played in all 35 games to earn his third letter, including 24 starts to open the year ... Averaged 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... Connected on 53.1 percent (78-of-147) from the field and 61.5 percent (16-of-26) from the free throw line ... Hit 30.4 percent (14-of-46) from 3-point land ... Averaged 19.9 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures six times and grabbed double digit rebounds three times ... Scored a career-high 12 points against Samford while grabbing 10 rebounds ... Connected on 6-of-7 from the field against the Bulldogs ... Scored 12 points against Wofford, hitting 5-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-5 from 3-point land ... Added 11 points against Belmont Abbey, Southern Wesleyan and VMI ... Scored 10 points against Chattanooga, hitting 4-of-9 from the field ... Grabbed 12 rebounds against The Citadel at home and 11 on the road. 

2015-16 (Junior)
Played in eight games before suffering a season-ending injury … Made one start against Greensboro College (Nov. 14) … Played a season-high 24 minutes against The Pride, scoring eight points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe … Scored four points against Belmont Abbey (Dec. 12), Wake Forest (Dec. 15) and NC State (Dec. 22) … Grabbed 2.5 rebounds per game … Connected on 50 percent (10-of-20) from the field …  Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Played in the first 24 games of the season, including three starts … Suffered an injury at VMI (Feb. 3) and missed the last nine games of the season … Averaged 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game … Connected on 58.2 percent (32-of-55) from the field and hit 15-of-21 (71.4%) from the charity stripe … Started three straight games prior to his injury, averaging 8.3 points per game in those starts … Scored a career-high 12 points in his final game of the regular season at VMI (Feb. 3), hitting all five of his shots from the field and both free throws … Scored nine points against Western Carolina (Jan. 31) … Scored 11 points against Greensboro College (Dec. 10) and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.


2013-14 (Freshman)
Played in 24 games to earn his first letter … Grabbed 24 rebounds on the year … Averaged 4.4 minutes per game … Grabbed a career-high three rebounds twice – Greensboro College (Nov. 20) and Samford (Jan. 23). 


2013 Spain Trip
Played in all four games, including one start against Aragon Select club team in Spain … Scored 12 points on the trip … Averaged 5.3 rebounds per game while playing 19.3 minutes per game … Grabbed at least five rebounds in all four games … Scored six points against Aragon Select.


High School
Played his senior year at the prestigious Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain … Native of Groningen, Netherlands … Left-handed post player averaged a team-high 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game at the CBA … Very physical defender … Rated the ninth best international player at the National Prep School Invitational in Rhode Island in February of 2013 … Played high school basketball at N.H. Werkman College in Groningen, Netherlands prior to his final year at Canarias Basketball Academy … Ambassador for the Bas van de Goor Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and sport. … Uses his own experiences of being a basketball player with diabetes to show people that having diabetes does not have to mean you can't chase and live your dreams.


Personal
Full name is Jordy Kuiper … Born June 2, 1995 … Son of Jan Kuiper and Ellis Merkelijn … Has one sister, Salina Kuiper … Majoring in sociology.


 

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 
2013-14   24-0  106  4.4  .111  .000  .200  18  24  1.0  19  0.1 
2014-15   24-3  339  14.1  32  55  .582  .000  15  21  .714  30  33  63  2.6  59  13  79  3.3 
2015-16   8-1  99  12.4  10  20  .500  .000  .667  11  20  2.5  16  22  2.8 
2016-17   35-24  698  19.9  78  147  .531  14  46  .304  16  26  .615  63  91  154  4.4  70  26  35  10  186  5.3 
TOTAL  91-28  1242  13.6  121  231  .524  14  48  .292  34  55  .618  108  153  261  2.9  164  38  62  23  290  3.2 

 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 12, Wofford -- 02/15/17 ; Samford -- 12/31/16 
Rebounds: 12, The Citadel -- 01/21/17 
Assists: 2, 6 times
Steals: 2, at ETSU -- 01/12/17 ; at Elon -- 12/19/15 
Blocks: 1, Western Carolina -- 01/07/17 ; vs Navy -- 11/20/16 
FG made: 6, Samford -- 12/31/16 
FG attempts: 9, Chattanooga -- 01/02/17 ; Wofford -- 02/15/17 
3FG made: 2, Wofford -- 02/15/17 
3FG attempts: 5, Wofford -- 02/15/17 ; Virginia -- 11/11/16 
FT made: 2, 5 times
FT attempts: 4, Presbyterian -- 11/14/16 

 

Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Groningen, Netherlands
High School: Canaries Basketball Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
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