BRIEFLY... Given Kalipinde's trek from Zambia, Africa, continues for his first season of collegiate basketball at LMU in 2009-10. He led the Episcopal High School boys' soccer and boys' basketball teams to the state playoffs, winning the state championship in soccer.
AT LMU... 2009-10...
PRIOR TO LMU... Came to Virginia in the fall of 2007, he graduated in 2009 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Vir. In his time there, he became one of the IAC's best players and as a senior led his team to a No. 2 ranking in the Virginia Independent Schools State Tournament, a second place finish in the IAC, won the Sleepy Thompson Invitational Championship. The team advanced to the state quarterfinals, falling to Christchurch School, wrapping up the season with an 18-8 record. With his play his senior season, in which he has multiple 30-point games on his resume, he has been moved to the No. 27 rated shooting guard in the country by ESPN. He averaged 22.4 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals per game as a senior, hitting a three-pointer in every game but three on the season. He had four games with more than 30 points, hitting a career-best 37 twice. In both of those 37-point games he hit six three-pointers. As a junior he averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, 3.5 steals and two blocks. He is a two-time All-State selection and a two-time All-IAC selection. He hasn't just excelled in hoops. On Nov. 7, 2008 he scored two goals and had an assist to lead Episcopal boys' soccer to the Virginia State Championship. On the soccer side he was named Virginia State Co-Player of the Year, MET Player of the Year, First-Team All-MET, First-Team All-State (VISAA), and first-team All-IAC. In January, he was named USA Today Third-Team All-American in soccer.
PERSONAL... Given Kalipinde is from Zambia, Africa. He came to Virginia through the Basketball Without Boarders program. He is one of five siblings. His major is undeclared.