Bucknell University
Bucknell Men's Basketball BIO
1 Kimbal Mackenzie

Skilled guard who can play both the point and off the ball ... outstanding playmaker who can also create his own shot ... took over the starting 2-guard position as a sophomore and proved he could score at the college level ... good 3-point shooter ... not afraid to take a big shot with the game on the line ... one of his biggest strengths is his attitude and leadership ability.

Played in 23 games with 22 starts ... missed 12 games due to two different injuries, including 10 straight early in the season ... still averaged 8.3 ppg, 2.5 apg ... went 28-29 FT (.966), with the only missing coming in the final game vs. Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament ... ran streak to 35 straight made FTs, four shy of the school record ... shook off a slow shooting start in the first 2G to hit 3-5 FG (2-3 3FG) and score 8 pts. at North Carolina ... 3-5 3FG vs. Siena ... streak of 73 straight games played came to an end when he missed the Saint Joseph’s game following surgery to repair an abdominal muscle tear ... missed 10G due to the injury before returning on Jan. 11 vs. Lehigh ... scored 8 pts. in 19 min. in return to lineup ... returned to starting lineup at Colgate and scored 9 pts. (3-5 3FG) in a win. ... tallied 11 pts., including 4-4 FT in final 0:25, in win at Loyola ... hit 4-9 3FGs and scored 15 pts. in home win over Army ... hit perhaps biggest shot of the game, a 4-pt. play in OT that put Bucknell up 77-70 ... tallied 18 pts. in OT loss at Lehigh ... swished a right-corner 3FG at the buzzer to beat Colgate 65-64 at Sojka Pavilion ... in Bucknell’s game-ending 9-0 run over the final 21 seconds had 6 pts., 2 off. reb., 1 asst ... finished with 11 pts. on the night ... missed the Navy home game and American away game with a mild groin strain ... returned for the PL quarterfinal win over Loyola and tallied 18 pts., 3 asst., 2 blk. ... 11 pts. in PL semifinal win over Boston U. and 8 pts. in championship game win over Colgate ... 10 pts., season-high 6 asst. vs. Michigan State in NCAA Tournament ... 9.5 ppg in PL play ... 11.8 ppg in postseason.

Third Team All-Patriot League and Patriot League All-Academic selection ... made giant strides from freshman to sophomore year and was one of the league’s most improved players ... made big second-half shots all year, particularly in the postseason, where he earned Patriot League All-Tournament honors ... third on the team in scoring at 11.9 ppg ... also averaged 2.4 apg and 1.1 spg ... shot 46.4 FG%, 41.0 3FG% (64-156), 83.2 FT% ... ranked 2nd in PL in FT%, 5th in 3FG%, 11th in FG% ... FG% ranked No. 1 in PL among guards ... made 1st career start on opening night vs. Manhattan ... nice game at Wake Forest with 15 pts. (6-12 FG, 2-4 3FG), 4 stl. ... tallied 9 pts. in win at Vanderbilt, including 4 huge FTs in final 0:13, all coming with Bucknell nursing a 1-pt. lead ... scored 7 pts. in both wins in Las Vegas (Norfolk State, Northern Colorado) ... had no TOs in 58 min. in those two games ... played career-high 37 min. vs. Northern Colorado ... played the best game of his career to date in a home win over Richmond, scoring 25 pts. (9-15 FG, 4-7 3FG, 3-3 FT) ... scored 18 of his 25 pts. in 2nd half, including a big fadeaway jumper with 0:51 left that upped a 4-pt. lead to 6 ... tied for team lead with 16 pts. in home win over Mount St. Mary’s ... scored 19 of his game-high 22 pts. in the 2nd half to help Bucknell rally from 13 down to win at Navy ... also had 5 stls. in that game, and hit the 2 clinching FTs with 0:07 left ... tallied 18 of his game-high 24 pts. in the 2nd half in another comeback win at American ... finished 11-11 FT, including 9-9 in last 4:24 ... named Bison Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9 after the American and Holy Cross (10 pts.) road wins ... had 14 pts., 3 asst. with 0 TOs in win at Colgate ... scored 10 of his 12 pts. in 2nd half in home win over Boston U. ... shared team scoring high honors with 14 pts. (3-5 3FG) in win at Lafayette ... terrific game in rout at West Point with 23 pts. (9-13 FG, 3-5 3FG, 2-2 FT) ... tied career highs with 7 asst., 4 3FGs and scored 17 pts. in home win over Holy Cross ... brilliant game in title-clinching win at Boston U., with 17 pts. (7-12 FG, 3-7 3FG), 4 asst., 0 TO ... closed regular season with terrific game in win over Navy with 18 pts. (6-8 FG, 2-2 3G, 4-6 FT), 7 asst. ... hit his final 3 3FGs in 2nd half to help seal PL Tourney win over Army ... in PL Semis vs. Navy was having a tough shooting night (1-6 FG, 0-5 3FG at the time) before hitting a critical 3FG with 0:39 left that upped a 1-pt. lead to 4 ... scored team-high 18 pts. (14 in 2nd half) and did not have a TO in 35 min. in PL title game win over Lehigh ... hit 3 3FGs in 2nd half, and had a critical 3-pt. play with 4:43 to play after Lehigh pulled within 9 ... was even better in the NCAA Tournament vs. West Virginia, scoring a game-high 23 pts. on 7-15 FG, 5-7 3FG, 4-4 FT.

Regular member of the backcourt rotation, spelling Stephen Brown at the point and also playing some at the 2 spot ... played in all 31 games off the bench ... averaged 4.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.6 apg ... shot 40.0 FG%, 38.3 3FG%, 81.6 FT% ... four double-digit scoring games ... made quite a splash on opening night vs. Shenandoah with 17 pts. (7-9 FG, 3-4 3FG), 7 asst. ... made his only FG attempt (a 3FG) and had 5 pts., 3 asst. vs. Wake Forest ... 5 asst. off bench in win at Robert Morris ... 7 pts., 4 reb., 2 asst., 2 stl. in win at Manhattan ... led team with 13 pts. (4-6 FG, 3-4 3FG) in just 10 min. at Mount St. Mary’s ... had 8 pts., 6 asst. and 0 TOs in 27 min. in home win over Navy ... scored 10 pts. in home win over Holy Cross ... snapped a string of 5 straight scoreless games with 8 pts. (3-4 FG, 2-3 3FG) in win at Holy Cross ... hit a halfcourt shot at the halftime buzzer at Colgate, part of an 8-pt. game ... tallied 13 pts. in 18 min. (5-7 FG, 3-5 3FG) in NIT game at Monmouth.

Full name is Kimbal Joseph Mackenzie ... born Sept. 16, 1996 in Oakville, Ontario ... parents are Kevin and Lorena Mackenzie ... has two older brothers, Tanner and Nolan ... began his high school career at Holy Trinity Catholic, where he captained both the football and basketball teams and was named the hoops team’s MVP and Rookie of the Year ... prior to his 10th-grade year transferred to The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., where he would be named Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year as a senior ... captained the team to the league title ... two time First Team All-BCL ... earned all-state and Baltimore Sun All-Metro honors ... needed only two years at John Carroll to score 1,000 points ... named tournament MVP of the Hoodie’s House HS Hoops Classic ... in Canada played for the CIA Bounce AAU program that produced Andrew Wiggins, among other stars ... major is economics ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
High School: John Carroll (Md.)
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