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#55 - Kevin Van Wijk
2011-12 Men's Basketball
POS.
F
HT.
6'8"
WT.
230
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp
Kevin Van Wijk

A preseason First Team All-Horizon League selection entering his senior season.

2011-12: Played in 31 games, all starts, for the Crusaders … a First Team All-Horizon League selection ... second on the team with 14.1 points per game … second on the team with 161 total rebounds … averaged 5.2 boards per game … six 20-point games … shot 61.7 percent from the field, good for tops in the Horizon League and fifth in the nation … twice named Horizon League Player of the Week (Jan. 16 and Nov. 21) … set new career high with 18 points in season-opener against Arizona (Nov. 7) … 10 points and seven rebounds at Georgia Southern (Nov. 11) … first career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds versus Holy Cross (Nov. 14) … posted second straight double-double, scoring a new career-high 21 points while matching a career-best with 10 rebounds against Akron (Nov. 18) … eclipsed career high with 22 points against Duquesne (Nov. 20) … named to the 2K Sports Classic Valparaiso Subregional All-Tournament Team ... averaged 14.8 points per game in November …opened Horizon League play with 10 points in overtime win against Butler (Dec. 3) … registered 15 points and nine rebounds at IPFW (Dec. 7) … scored 16 points in 21 minutes against Bowling Green … 12-of-14 from the free throw line (Dec. 10) … led all Crusaders with 22 points in loss to Oakland (Dec. 17) … totaled 19 points on the road against IUPUI (Dec. 23) … added 15 points and a season-high three steals versus Milwaukee (Dec. 29) …  turned in 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting against Green Bay (Dec. 31) … posted 17-point effort against Detroit (Jan. 6), followed by a 13-point game at Wright State (Jan. 8) … scored a season-high and career-best 23 points on Jan. 13 against Youngstown State and on Jan. 15 against Cleveland State … scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting at Loyola (Jan. 19) … posted a game-high 20 points in victory at UIC (Jan. 21) … scored 10 points apiece at Milwaukee (Jan. 28) and versus Detroit (Feb. 2) … tallied 13 points and grabbed six boards versus Wright State (Feb. 4) … turned in 18-point, five-rebound effort in win against Butler … 8-of-9 from the field against the Bulldogs (Feb. 24)  … scored 11 points and pulled down seven boards in Horizon League Championship semifinals (March 3) ... 17-point, eight-rebound uprising against Detroit in Horizon League Championship title game (March 6) … scored six points and snagged 10 rebounds in loss to Miami in the opening round of the NIT (March 14) … placed on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011-2012 Honors Court ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Played in 34 games in his first season with the Crusaders, starting once ... averaged 5.1 points per game on 53.6% shooting from the floor ... made his Crusader debut with five points in 17 minutes off the bench against IU Northwest Nov. 12 ... tied for team-high scoring honors with 10 points at #7/6 Kansas Nov. 15 ... poured in 17 points and also grabbed seven rebounds in win over PNC Nov. 18 ... hit 5-of-7 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe against the Panthers ... grabbed four rebounds in just seven minutes of action Dec. 2 at UIC ... scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds in the first half of win at Loyola Dec. 4 ... led the Crusaders with 16 points in win over IPFW Dec. 18 ... hit 6-of-8 from the floor while being fouled on five of his six makes ... also set a new career best with four blocked shots, all in the second half ... set new career high with three assists to go alone with six points Jan. 1 at Butler ... scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in league win Jan. 7 over Youngstown State ... tallied eight points and pulled down four rebounds, all on the offensive end, in Jan. 14 win at Wright State ... hit both his shot attempts and also came up with two steals in Jan. 29 win over Butler ... went 3-of-4 from the floor en route to eight points Feb. 21 at Green Bay ... scored all eight of his points in the first half in first round win over Youngstown State Mar. 1 ... also blocked two shots and set a season high with three steals ... scored six points, including a pair of key buckets midway through the second half, in HL quarterfinal victory against Detroit Mar. 4.

Prep: Most recently spent a season in the Post Graduate program at the Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands ... brings experience in both national and continental competition to the Crusaders ... led all players at the 2007 Spanish Junior Championships with 13 rpg ... was also a member of the All-Tournament Team while playing for Gran Canaria ... led the Netherlands at the 2005 U16 European Championships, averaging 15.6 ppg and 11.7 rpg.

Personal: Kevin is the son of Henk and Lydia Van Wijk ... major is Spanish ... born April 17, 1989.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler