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Given Kalipinde
Given Kalipinde

Hometown:
Zambia, Africa

High School:
Episcopal HS (Virg.)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
G

Experience:
1V



Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2009-10 24-3 303 12.6 34 85 .400 14 42 .333 16 33 .485 16 27 43 1.8 30 1 22 16 1 13 98 4.1
TOTAL 24-3 303 12.6 34 85 .400 14 42 .333 16 33 .485 16 27 43 1.8 30 1 22 16 1 13 98 4.1

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...
• NON-CONFERENCE: Played first game of collegiate career against North Dakota, scoring seven points with two assists and two steals in 10 minutes. Played two minutes against USC... In 14 minutes against UCSB, scored seven points with two assists... scored nine points in 21 minutes against AAU... came off bench to score career-best 10 points, hitting a pair of three-pointers... scored 10 more points against Montana... has not played since spraining ankle against Montana, listed as day-to-day...
• WCC PLAY: Played 10 minutes against SCU, scoring a field goal... played career-best 25 minutes, scoring three points with four rebounds... earned first start of career against #10 Gonzaga, playing 15 minutes with four points and two rebounds... had best game of young career, going for 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the three-point line... added four rebounds, two assists and an assist in win over USD... played a record 34 minutes against Saint Mary's, going for six points, five rebounds and four assists... played nine minutes with three points, two rebounds and two assists before leaving game against Pepperdine with sprained right ankle... missed game against Santa Clara and played just four minutes against USF... gave Lions much needed guard depth in win over Gonzaga, playing seven minutes with an assists, steal and rebound... had four points, an assist and a steal in 13 minutes against Portland... had four rebounds, two points and an assist while playing 13 minutes down the stretch in the win over San Diego...played four minutes with three points and a rebound at Saint Mary's...

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.

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