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Kevin Lisch

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2016/17: Reigning NBL Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player had a solid debut campaign with the purple and gold after representing his country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio…named team captain prior to the season…averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists,1.9 steals and 34 minutes per game while shooting 83.5% from the free throw line…led the league in steals…tenth in the league in points per game…tenth in assists…season-high 30 points in a road win against Melbourne in Round Six…led Kings in assists in nine games…career-high six steals keyed a Round Three home win over the Illawarra Hawks…named to the NBL All Star Second Team…named Sydney Kings Best Defensive Player…signed with the Kings for the 2017/2018 NBL season and will be in the second year of his three-year contract.

 

Career: One of only six players in NBL history to win multiple league MVPs…one of only four players to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season…won 2012 NBL Most Valuable Player as a member of the Perth Wildcats…won NBL Grand Final Series MVP for Perth in 2010…First Team All-NBL in 2012…First Team All-NBL in 2013..has played 184 NBL games…career averages of 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 42% from the field, 37% from three point range and 82% from the free throw line…won Perth Wildcats MVP award in 2011, 2012 and 2013…named as a member of the Wildcats 30th Anniversary Team…member of the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games…played quality minutes backing up Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova…has played professionally in Spain, France and Puerto Rico…led his Puerto Rican club Piratas de Quebradillas to the 2013 BSN Championship…played in Puerto Rico in 2016…had a great college career at St Louis University…first-team Academic All-District selection as a senior…NABC All-District second team…Atlantic-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year…third-team All-Conference….as a junior earned third-team All-Conference and All-Defensive team honours…also named to the Academic All-Conference squad…in his sophomore year was named to the A-10 All-Defensive Team…honourable mention All-Conference…as freshman was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team…three-time winner of the A-10 Rookie of the Week award…averaged double-figure scoring in each of his four years at St Louis.

 

Personal: Granted Australian citizenship in March 2016…Wife Rachel is a former WNBL player with the Sydney Flames and Perth Lynx…has two children – Benjamin and Sofia…father Russell played quarterback in the NFL…siblings are younger brother Daniel, younger sister, Theresa, and older sister Stephanie.