16 Players, 16 Days - 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.
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).
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 sociology.