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.
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.
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.
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.
Full name is Jordy Kuiper … Born June 2, 1995 … Son of Jan Kuiper and Ellis Merkelijn … Has one sister, Salina Kuiper … Majoring in social sciences/special programs.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 12, at VMI -- 02/03/15
Rebounds: 10, Greensboro College -- 12/10/14
Assists: 5, at Indiana -- 11/28/14
Steals: 2, The Citadel -- 01/05/15
Blocks: 1, 5 times
FG made: 5, at VMI -- 02/03/15
FG attempts: 7, Western Carolina -- 01/31/15 ; at North Carolina -- 12/07/13
3FG made: 1, at North Carolina -- 12/07/13
3FG attempts: 6, at North Carolina -- 12/07/13
FT made: 3, Western Carolina -- 01/31/15 ; Chowan -- 11/14/14 ; Greensboro College -- 12/10/14
FT attempts: 4, Western Carolina -- 01/31/15 ; Chowan -- 11/14/14 ; High Point -- 12/01/14