ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
23 - Max Kenyi
Max Kenyi
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
High School: Gonzaga College HS
Position: Guard
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Sophomore (2009-10)
Saw action in 17 games, starting 13 ... Averaged 3.3 points and 13.5 minutes per game ... Started at the three-spot and scored three points in season opener at Holy Cross (Nov. 13) ... Scored five points in triple overtime victory over William & Mary (Nov. 15) ... Injured at Army; returned to the court 1/29 at Columbia ... Started vs. Penn (2/06) and had nine points and seven rebounds ... Had nine points in 25 minutes at Brown (2/13) ... Had four points and two steals in victory at Penn (3/5).

Freshman (2008-09)
Appeared in 26 games and made six starts ... Played through a thumb injury throughout the season ... Averaged over 20 minutes per game ...  Had 25 steals and 12 blocked shots ... Connected on his first collegiate shot and free throw at New Hampshire 11/19 ... Made 5-of-8 field goals, including all three three-pointers, and 4-of-5 free throws for a team-high 17 points in both his first collegiate game and start at UNH ... Added nine points and two boards at Colorado 11/22 ... Was 8-of-8 from the free throw line with 13 points and three steals versus Holy Cross 11/25 ... One of two Harvard players in double figures (11) in a win at Colgate on 12/6 ... Played 41 minutes off the bench against Northeastern on 12/10, scoring 10 points with four steals ... Had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals in 30 minutes against Daniel Webster on 12/28 ... Scored 12 points with five rebounds, three blocks and four steals in 30 minutes at William & Mary on 12/31 ... Had a good outing against Cornell on 2/13, sparked by an emphatic block early against seven-footer Jeff Foote and ending with 14 points in 25 minutes.

Background
Son of Mary ... Three-year letterwinner and three-year starter for nationally-ranked Gonzaga College High School under coach Steve Turner ... Named as the Gatorade  Washington D.C. Boys' Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Eagles to a 34-1 record and championships in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, the 48th annual Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament and the D.C. City title ... A swingman, Kenyi averaged 13.8 points, five rebounds, three steals and one block per game during the regular season ... He recorded 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting from the field in a 71-63 victory against Bishop O'Connell in the WCAC title game ... Named as the Most Valuable Player of the Kobe Bryant Play-by-Play Classic in Pennsylvania ... Participated in the 35th Annual Under Armour Capital Classic vs. U.S. All-Stars on April 13 and was named as one of six players (Chris Braswell, Henry Sims, Andre Cornelius, Sean Mosley, Olek Czyz) to the All-Tournament Team after recording a game-high four steals to go with 5-for-9 shooting and 12 points ... Team finished season as the top-ranked school in the D.C. Metro area by the Washington Post while finishing with national rankings of 10th by USA Today, fourth by ESPN and Sports Illustrated and first by Hoops USA ...  Also finished his senior season with Player of the Year honors from DCSportsfan.com as well as the WCAC ... Washington Post first team All-Metropolitan ... E.G.O.S United, Inc. Boys Co-Player of the Year ... Gonzaga/ D.C. Classic All-Tournament Team ... Team MVP and DCSportsfan.com Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-time team captain ... 2007 Nike Pro-City Upperclassmen All-Star Game MVP and team defensive player of the year ... 2008 Commended National Merit Scholar and 2008 National Achievement Scholar candidate ... Volunteered as a tutor at the Perry School Community Services Center ... Participated in multiple community-service initiatives such as serving food on behalf of the McKenna's Wagon mobile soup kitchen and donating his time to mentoring youth athletes at Gonzaga's Purple Eagle Basketball School ... Enjoys fishing, listening to music, bowling and paint ball.