Cain Will Forego Senior Season To Pursue Professional Opportunities
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s basketball junior forward Kyle Cain (Chicago, Ill./Arizona State) has decided to forego his final year of eligibility to pursue opportunities for a professional basketball career. Cain played one season at UNCG after transferring from Arizona State and sitting out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
“After consulting my family and coaches, I have decided to forgo my final season of eligibility and pursue professional basketball opportunities,” Cain said. “I am committed to continuing my education and plan to graduate from UNCG within the next two years. I would like to thank all of Spartan Nation for the support. Specifically, I would like to thank Coach Miller for believing in me and giving me an opportunity. I have grown as a player and person during my time at UNCG. I will always be a Spartan!”
Cain was named to the All-Southern Conference First Team by the league’s coaches this year after leading the team and ranking ninth in the league in scoring this year at 15.4 points per game. He also led the team and was second in the SoCon on the glass, grabbing 8.9 rebounds per game.
“We fully support Kyle’s decision to play professional basketball,” head coach Wes Miller said. “I am proud of the work he did at UNCG over the last two years and we will continue to support him as he pursues his degree. “
Cain scored in double figures 28 times this season, including eight games with 20 or more points. He posted a team-high 11 double-doubles on the year, which ranked second in the league just behind Z. Mason of Chattanooga (13). He connected on 47.6 percent (201-of-422) from the field this season and hit 71.3 percent (82-of-115) from the free throw line. His 493 points scored ranked 12th most in UNCG single-season scoring records while his 285 rebounds were second-most in program history in a season.
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