Kevin PUNTER

Point Guard
Born in New York (USA) on 25/06/1993

 

Kevin Punter came to Olimpia during the summer of 2020, from Red Star Belgrade. He’s a 1.93 mt. shooting guard, born in The Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1993.

2020/21 SEASON – He helped the team win the Supercup by averaging a team-leading 15.3 points per game, along 2.0 steals per game. He was the EuroLeague “We’Re Back” Tournament MVP in Kaunas. He helped the team win the Italian Cup and averaged 10.0 points per game, shooting 42.9 percent from three. In the game against Olympiacos, he set his new personal-best of 33 in index rating, minutes played (33), points scored (27) and assists (five). Eventually, he managed to improve again his career-high in points, when he scored 32 in Moscow and was named MVP of the Round. In that game, he set his new high for three-pointers made in one game with five, that he tied in Belgrade.

His career

Born and raised in the Bronx, in New York, he attended the Salesian High School in New Rochelle. In 2011 he moved to the Body of Christ Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he averaged 24.2 points per game.

From 2012 to 2014 he played at the State Fair Community College in Missouri (20.3 points per game in his second year) and finally played from 2014 to 2016 at Tennessee. In his first season he averaged 10.3 points per game, in the second his average went up to 22.2 points per game, made 36.9% of his three-point attempts, 81.7% of his free throws and dished 3.5 assists per game.
He was included in the second All-SEC team and was the conference second-best scorer.

In 2016, he made his professional debut in Greece, playing for Lavrio and then ended the season in Antwerp in Belgium.

In 2017, he played for Rosa Radom in Poland. In February of 2018 he moved to AEK Athens, where he won the Greek Cup and the Fiba ​​BCL (15.3 points per game, while converting 41.9% of his threes). The following season he played at Virtus Bologna and again won the Fiba ​​BCL, winning the Final Four MVP award (he had 26 points and seven rebounds in the championship game against Tenerife). In 2019, he played for Olympiacos Piraeus until December, making his EuroLeague debut, and then finished the season at Red Star Belgrade.

In 12 games with the team he averaged 15.9 points per game, made 48.1% of his threes and 89.4% of his free throws, with an open streak of nine consecutive double-digit games, including the 24 points that he scored against Alba Berlin and Panathinaikos Athens.

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