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Player Profile

Kevin Lisch

Guard

#11

2015/16: Returned to the NBL after two years overseas and made a stunning impact…played with the Illawarra Hawks under coach Rob Beveridge…averaged 19.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 49.7% from the field, 40.9% from three point range and 85.2% from the free throw line…fifth in the league in points per game…eighth in assists…second in steals…third in three point percentage…seventh in free throw percentage…was a huge key in Illawarra’s 11 game turnaround from the previous season…helped the Hawks reach the NBL semi-finals…became just the fourth player in NBL history to be named Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player in the same season…named First Team All-NBL…won Illawarra Hawks MVP award…signed by the Kings in the offseason to a three year contract.

Career: One of only six players in NBL history to win multiple league MVPs…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 157 NBL games…career averages of 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 43% from the field, 38% from three point range and 81% 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…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.