21 - Kris Groce|
|Previous School:||University of Hawai'i|
Ineligible during the team’s first 14 games before playing in each of the team’s last 15 games (eight starts) of the season...through his first six games while nursing a badly sprained ankle, he averaged 4.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting just 28.6 percent from the field...however, over his last nine games, Groce was the team’s leading scorer, averaging 15.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists on .474 shooting....overall, Groce averaged 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game...shot 42.3 percent (55-130) from the field, 31.1 percent (23-74) from beyond the three-point line and 80.6 percent (29-36) from the free throw line...led the team in scoring four of the last seven games...scored in double figures in seven of his last nine games, including three with at least 20 points...had season highs of 21 points against both Montana and Montana State...averaged 29.0 minutes per game...had 21 more assists (63) than turnovers (42)...against Big Sky Conference competition, he was fourth in the league in assists (4.4 apg), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (+1.5) and ninth in steals (1.1 spg)...led the team in assists in nine of his 15 games...had a season-high 10 assists in his first game of the season (Jan. 4 home win against Montana)...started the last six games of the season.
Redshirted after transferring from Div. I Hawai’i.
Prior to Sacramento State
Appeared in 11 games for the University of Hawai’i during the 2004-05 season...averaged 6.9 minutes, 1.0 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game...had a season-high three assists and two steals vs. Mississippi Valley State...played his freshman season (2003-04) at Columbia Basin College (Pasco, Wash.)...was named MVP of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAAC) Eastern Region at Columbia Basin after averaging 21.7 points, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game...among league leaders, he ranked first in free-throw percentage (.857), second in assists and fourth in scoring while shooting .434 (53-122) from beyond the three-point line.
A 2003 graduate of Pasco High School in Washington...played four years of basketball as the Bulldogs’ point guard...as a senior, he was named first team all-state and the Big Nine Most Valuable Player after averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game...his first team all-state accolades marked the first time in 20 years that a member of the Pasco HS basketball squad had accomplished the feat.
Born May 28, 1985...parents are Danny Groce and Donna LaCour...majoring in communication studies.