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33 Donovan Kates

2014-2015 G-B-G | 2013-2014 G-B-G | 2012-2013 G-B-G | 2011-2012 G-B-G
Career Stats

2014-2015 Senior Year
Ultimate team player that often guarded the opposition's top offensive player ... Averaged 3.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game ... Shot 30.3 percent (30-for-99) from the floor, including 25.4 percent (15-for-59) from deep, and 75.0 percent (33-of-44) from the line  ... During MAAC play, averaged 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds each time out ... Finished his career with 570 points, 277 rebounds, 105 assists and 50 steals ... In Manhattan's run to the MAAC Championship, scored a season-high 13 points  in title game victory over Iona (3/9) while making good on 4-of-6 from long range ... Entered the game having gone just 5-for-31 from deep during league play ...Pulled down a season-high six rebounds in semifinal triumph over Saint Peter's (3/8) ... Preceded that with five caroms in win over Marist (3/7) ...  Handed out a career-high five assists at Iona (2/27) ... Notched nine points at UMass (11/18) while going 3-for-3 from distance ... Had eight points in Battle of the Bronx victory over Fordham (12/22) ... Recorded seven points against Rider (1/18) ... Pulled down five rebounds while going 6-for-6 at the line in win at Marist (2/23) ... Also grabbed five rebounds in victory over Binghamton (11/22) ... Had one point, one rebound and two assists in NCAA Tournament First Round game against Hampton (3/17) ... Was a part of two MAAC Championship Teams, eight MAAC Tournament wins and 79 total victories.

2013-2014 Junior Year 
Dished out two assists without a turnover in 10 minutes of season-opening double-overtime victory at La Salle (11/9) ... finished with season-high 10 points and six rebounds in Jaspers' victory at Illinois State (11/20) ... had six points, five rebounds and two steals in MAAC opener victory at Marist (12/6) ... made all six of his free throws and played 25 minutes in 86-68 win at South Carolina (12/17) ... matched season high with 10 points in victory over Siena (1/16) ... made three of six from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, against Quinnipiac (1/26) ... drilled a key three-pointer and had an assist in 78-77 win at Niagara (2/9) ... made a number of hustle plays and scored four points in MAAC Championships first round win over Saint Peter's (3/8).

2012-2013 Sophomore Year
Started 21 of 32 games, including10 of 18 MAAC contests... led the MAAC in free throw shooting percentage against conference opponents during the regular season, shooting 89.5% (51-57) ... led Manhattan in scoring three times during the regular season ... scored in double figures 10 times during the regular season ... poured in 15 points, making two of three treys, in win vs. Fordham (11/29) ... had eight points and five rebounds in win over Siena (12/9) ... made eight of 10 free the foul line and scored 13 points vs. South Carolina (12/22) ... scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in win over Saint Peter's (2/3) to spark five straight double-digit outings ... had a season-high 17-point outing in a victory at Fairfield (2/12) ... totaled 10 points and four rebounds in double-OT win vs. Iona (2/15) ... made four of eight from long range for 14 points vs. Niagara (2/17) ... totaled 11 points and eight rebounds in regular season finale at Loyola (3/3).

2011-2012 Freshman Year
Played in all 34 games, starting 11 times... averaged 5.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and knocked down 23 three pointers in 16.6 minutes per game... made first collegiate start in a season-opening victory over NJIT (11/12)... earned the first MAAC Rookie of the Week award of the season after a 10 point effort against NJIT (11/12), burying two clutch three pointers late in the second half... scored in double-figures seven times, including a season-high 18 points going a perfect 3-for-3 beyond the arc in a win over Canisius (2/24)... led Manhattan in assists three times and rebounding twice... collected a season-high eight rebounds in a victory over Niagara (1/22)... dished out a season best four assists at Siena (2/14)... shot 75.3% from the free-throw line... made 13 steals and posted 30 assists... in MAAC games, averaged 5.2 points and 1.6 rebounds coming off the bench in 16 of 18 appearances... shot 42.6% from the field and 41.7% from three-point territory against conference opponents.

Before Manhattan: Four year starter at Christian County High School for head coach Kerry Stovall... helped lead Christian County to the 2011 Kentucky State Championship... garnered Second Team All-Kentucky honors as a senior after averaging 20 points and seven rebounds per game, and shooting over 50% from the field during the Colonels' 2011 Championship campaign... led Christian County as a senior with 77 3-pointers shooting nearly 40% beyond the arc... earned First Team All-Sweet 16 honors during the Colonels championship run and was named to the 2011 Kentucky All-Star Team... as a junior, selected Third Team All-State averaging 15 points and six rebounds while helping Christian County win 30 games and advance to the Kentucky Sweet 16 Tournament as the Region II representative... helped anchor the Colonels' Region II Tournament Championship run and was named the Most Valuable Player... graduated third in Christian County history scoring over 1,400 career points... ranked in the top 10% academically of his high school graduating class.

Personal: Born on March 30, 1993 ... Son of Lynn Kates and Jeanette Earthman ... Has two sisters, Tiffany and Donyell ... Graduated with a degree in communications at Manhattan.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hopkinsville, Ky.
High School: Christian County
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