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Jeff Kari


Lisle, Ill.

High School:

Last College:
East Carolina Univ.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185


Economics & Business

Jeff  Kari


Lafayette vs. Lehigh (Patriot League Championship)

Lafayette vs. Lehigh (Patriot League Championship)

General: Earned role of co-captain of 2009-10 squad along with fellow senior Mike Gruner...begins his second year as a starter in the Lafayette backcourt...solid defender who can score off the dribble...leading returning three-point shooter, coming off a season in which he made 46 treys.

2009-10: (As of March 13, 2010) Netted 10 points and had four rebounds at Lehigh (3/12)...contributed 10 points and three assists against Holy Cross (3/7)...dished out a season-high six assists and netted eight points against Colgate (3/3)...contributed 11 points and five boards at American (2/27)...netted 18 points against Lehigh (2/21)...scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and added three assists at Bucknell (2/17)...contributed 19 points against Navy (2/13)...scored six points and had a season-high six assists against Colgate (2/10)...netted 17 points and five rebounds against American (1/30)...had a season-high six rebounds against Bucknell (1/23)...contributed 11 points and five rebounds at Colgate (1/13)...scored 14 points and had four assists against Holy Cross (1/9)...had nine points and four rebounds against Columbia (1/6)...scored 10 points and had four assists against Penn (1/3)...had 16 points against LIU (12/12)...grabbed four rebounds against FDU (12/9)...had four steals and seven points at Princeton (12/6)...grabbed five boards and contributed 11 points at La Salle (12/3)...led the team with 18 points, including a career-high five three-pointers, against St. Peter's (11/30)...had three steals and seven points at Georgetown (11/28)...scored 10 points and added four assists against Hartford (11/24)...brought down three boards at NJIT (11/21)...contributed 13 points and four assists against St. Francis (Pa.) (11/19)...played for 23 minutes and contributed nine points at Sacred Heart (11/15)...scored 14 points against Wagner (11/13).

2008-09: Served as team captain along with Andrew Brown '09...played in all 30 games for the Leopards, starting in 27...second on the team in scoring with 10.7 points per game...led the team in scoring seven times and hit for double figures 15 times...hit 46 three-pointers....also managed 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game...led the team rebounding five times...maintained a 1.2 assist/turnover ratio...hit for 76 percent from the free throw line...dropped in 13 points in Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals at American (3/4)...drained four treys, pacing Leopards with 19 points in overtime loss to American (2/28)...tallied six assists, just one turnover and added six rebounds at Lehigh (2/22)...put up nine points and six rebounds in win vs. Bucknell (2/18) of three in double figure scoring (11 points) at Navy (2/14)...poured in 13 points at FDU (2/2)...drained four treys for team-high 12 points at American (1/31)...grabbed game-high seven boards at Army (1/28)...scored a game-high 19 pts vs. Lehigh (1/24)...led team to season-best 90-percent production from free throw line with 8-of-8 performance vs. Navy (1/17) en route to 14 points...snatched eight boards and blocked two shots vs. Colgate (1/14)...contributed team-high 16 points and four assists at Holy Cross (1/10) in Patriot League opener...hit back-to-back threes to spur Lafayette on an 11-3 run in a win over Princeton (12/30)...scored nine points vs. Towson (12/28) before leaving with an injury that required 10 of three players to score in double digits (12 points) against Robert Morris (12/17) in addition to game-high four assists...scored 19 points at Hartford while dishing out a career high seven assists...set career-high in points (23) against CCSU (11/30)...snapped a streak of 14-consecutive made free throws against Colorado (11/25)...scored 21 points and set new career-high in rebounds (9) while also going 8-for-8 from the stripe vs. Rider (11/23)...led the team in scoring (16), rebounding (8) and assists (3) against Temple (11/21)...scored 16 points and dished out a career-high seven assists against Stony Brook (11/18)...notched 15 points and added three steals in season opener (11/14) vs. Wagner.

2007-08: Averaged 15.5 minutes per contest, playing in all 30 games...contributed 4.0 points, 1.6 points and 1.2 assists per game...saw his first action in a Lafayette uniform vs. Wagner (11/9)...received first starting nod at Stony Brook (11/12) and responded by shooting 5-for-6 from the line...dropped in 10 points and added four boards and four assists vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (11/16)...followed with a second double-figure performance against UMBC (11/20), scoring 11 points...went 3-for-3 from behind-the-arc, scoring a career-high 12 points vs. NJIT (12/3)...was 4-for-6 from the line at Pittsburgh (1/2)...scored seven points at Princeton (1/9)...pulled down five rebounds in a win over Bucknell (1/23)...played 14 minutes against Colgate (2/13)...matched his career high with five steals at Navy (2/16)...was on the court for 15 minutes at Bucknell (2/20)...scored nine points and had two assists against Lehigh (2/23)...had seven points and four rebounds in 21 minutes at American (3/1). 2006-07: Saw first real game situations with Lafayette teammates during the squad's trip to Italy...scored eight points against the San Marino national team, playing at the point guard and shooting guard slots.

2005-06: Played his way on to the team as a freshman at East Carolina University... played in 10 games before transferring.

High School: Earned All-State Second-Team honors from the Chicago Sun-Times and Illinois Basketball Coaches' Association as a senior...under head coach Mark D'Amico, averaged 21.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game...the two-time all-area and all-conference selection helped lead his high school to a pair of sectional championships and one super-sectional championship...served as team captain and was named team MVP in his senior year, helping guide his team to a 25-7 mark...set seven records at Lisle Senior High School...two-sport athlete who played three years of football at wide receiver and defensive back....Born 4/22/87.