Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
1 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Greenville, Ga.

High School:
Greenville

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Position:
G

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2012-13 Season

• 2013 SEC Player of the Year, as selected by SEC coaches, as well as Associated Press. Also a member of the each's All-SEC 1st team. The first Bulldog since Dominique Wilkins (1981, also as a soph.) to sweep the major POY awards.

• Georgia's leading scorer in 29 of 32 games; its leading rebounder in 16 contests.

• One of just nine players in all of NCAA Division I to score in double figures in each of his team's games.

• Ranked among the SEC leaders in nine of the 13 categories for which individual stats were kept.

• Recorded consecutive double-doubles in December after playing 39 collegiate games without one. Finished the season with seven double-doubles.

• Scored 19 of his 25 points vs. Southern California in the 2nd half, 12 in the first five minutes of the half.

• Had the 2nd-highest scoring sophomore season in UGA history; 9th-best rebounding season for UGA soph.

• Career scoring high of 32 points came in season finale vs. LSU; scored 25 in the second half as Georgia nearly overcame a 20-point halftime deficit. Also in the LSU game, he became the 42nd player in UGA history to surpass 1,000 career points.

• Elevated his play in clutch situations. Scored 31 percent of his 332 points in SEC games during the last five minutes, shooting 65 percent from the field, 63 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the FT line.

• Coaches' Pre-Season All-SEC Pick by the league's 14 coaches. SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 5 after leading Georgia to consecutive wins.

2011-12 Season

• Named to the Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team.

• Has led the team in minutes and steals throughout the season; also its No. 2 scorer & rebounder.

• Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors Dec. 19 after scoring a game-high 21 pts. in win at Southern Cal.

• Season high 25 points vs. Ole Miss were the most by a UGA freshman in almost 13 years.

• Three of his four highest scoring outputs came in the first five games of the SEC schedule.

• Has hit go-ahead 3-pointers in the final minute in both of Georgia's road wins this year.

High School

• Named to several high school All-America teams as a senior, most prominently the McDonald's A-A squad.

• Participated in the McDonald's All-America game in Chicago, as well as the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte.

• Rated the nation's No. 3 shooting guard prospect, the No. 12 prospect overall, by recruiting analysts for Rivals.com. Also awarded the same rankings by Scout.com recruiting evaluators.

• Averaged 31 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Greenville High School in Greenville, Ga. Led the Patriots to the State Class A Final Four in 2011 and to consecutive Sweet 16 berths in 2009-10. Averaged 29.1 points as a junior.

• Played with great success in two major all-star events in the summer of 2010: Nike Global Challenge and the Boost Mobile Elite 24.

• Played AAU basketball for the Georgia Blazers program.

Personal

Full Name:Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope

Birthdate/Birthplace: Feb. 18, 1993 / Thomaston, Ga.

Parents: Rhonda Caldwell & Lawrence Pope

Academic Major: Undecided

Nickname:K.C., Ken

Favorite TV Show: The Game, First 48, Family Guy

Websites I visit often:YouTube, Worldstarhiphop

Favorite Beverage:Powerade

Favorite Foods:Hot wings, McDonald's

Favorite Video Game: The Bigs2

Favorite Subject:Math

Most Challenging Subject: English,History

A Talent I Have That Not Many People Know About: Drawing

My role models away from sports: My parents

How my teammates would describe me:Tall and Lanky

Sport I'd Most Like to Try: Tennis

Teammate that makes me laugh the hardest: Vincent Williams

Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of:Making All A's and B's

Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of:Making the state Final Four

Favorite NBA Team:Miami Heat

Favorite NBA Player:LeBron James

My Most Prized Possession:Life

What Got Me Started in Basketball:Just watching the older kids play.

I chose to attend UGA Because:I always wanted to come here and I wanted to play for Georgia.

When I Was Young and Playing Basketball, I Pretended I was:Michael Jordan

What drives me to excel in basketball: I have a dream of ultimately playing professional basketball.

The thing I like most about being part of this team:I get to play with a great group of guys.


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