UNCG Men's Basketball BIO
Print
13 Kayel Locke

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 
Position: Forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: McDonogh
Experience: 3 Letters
Kayel Photos: