Derwin Kitchen

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Derwin Kitchen: 6'4"/204 lbs. pos 1 (point guard)

Derwin was recently named Eurobasket.com's Isreali Premier League Player of the Week after leading Maccabi Rishon to an 88-77 victory over Hapoel Holon with 35 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. As of Jan. 4, 2012, Derwin is 6th in the Premier League in rebounding at 7.6 per game and is shooting 59% from the field. (READ ARTICLE)

Bio: Derwin Kitchen is a long, athletic, slashing point-guard who turned around the fortunes of the Florida State basketball program as soon as he stepped on campus, leading the Seminoles to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances after ten years of missing out on the Big Dance.  A savvy player who uses his high Basketball-IQ to control tempo, Derwin has improved every year and has shown the inherent ability to play his biggest in the biggest of games.

Derwin carried the Seminoles in the 2011 NCAA Tournament by averaging team-highs with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game.  His dominating play from point pushed the team into the Sweet Sixteen, and his 23 points and 12 rebounds nearly propelled Florida State into the Elite Eight.  In the upset victory over then #1 ranked Duke, Derwin scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and added 10 rebounds to help dismantle a team that had been on a 25-game winning streak.

Remarkably, the 10 rebounds against Duke were not atypical for Derwin, as he led all ACC point-guards with 5.8 rebounds per game by aggressively attacking the glass every game.  This is just one trait that separates Derwin from most other point-guards.  With his package of quickness, length, athleticism, smarts, and ball handling ability, Derwin is a prototypical point-guard who will provide a spark and be a reliable contributor for any team that drafts him.

Career Highs: Points: 29 (Maryland, 2/4/2010), Rebounds: 13 (NC State, 3/6/2011), Assists: 10 (twice), Steals: 5 (twice), FG-Made: 12 (Maryland, 2/4/2010)

Career Stats:

SEASON TEAM MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK FG% FT% 3P% PPS
2007-2008 IWCC --- 14.0 6.1
3.3
--- --- 1.8 --- .529 .805 .338 1.44
2008-2009 FSU 25.7 7.9 4.6 2.5 2.1 1.18 1.2 0.0 .458 .811 .366 1.23
2009-2010 FSU 28.6 8.1 4.9 3.9 2.2 1.77 1.5 0.2 .426 .707 .299 1.24
2010-2011 FSU 30.6 10.4 5.8 3.6 2.0 1.78 1.6 0.1 .494 .755 .355 1.40

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Derwin Kitchen Video Links:
Florida State vs. Duke - January 12, 2011 - (Derwin is #22 in white):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/29/?secreturl=103673247

Florida State vs. VCU - March 25, 2011 - (Derwin is #22 in white):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/30/?secreturl=54939169

Florida State vs. Texas A&M (NCAA Tourney) - March 18, 2011 - (Derwin is #22 in red):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/32/?secreturl=20080405

Florida State vs. North Carolina State - March 6, 2011 - (Derwin is #22 in red):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/31/?secreturl=89077273