|Kyle Downey 3
GENERAL: Cerebral player...Tremendous work ethic...Tough, hard-nosed, athletic guard...Has played through myriad of injuries...Quality student-athlete...One of the top shutdown defenders on team...Adds much needed depth to backcourt...Possesses good handle and can score the basketball...Team player.
2010-11: Appeared in 23 games, with 12 starts...Scored career-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers, at Saint Bonaventure (12/28)...Added three more double-figure totals, including 12 in win over Georgia Tech (12/22)...Grabbed career-high eight rebounds at Saint Joseph's (12/31)...Dished out career-high four assists against both Marist (1/14) and Canisius (1/17)...Blocked career-high two shots in win over Niagara (1/30).
2009-2010: Led the team in free throw percentage (81.3%)...Named Siena College Student-Athlete of the Month (December 2009)...Started NCAA Tournament game against Purdue (3/19)...Scored a career-high 16 points against Manhattan (1/18)...Led Western New York team to a gold medal in the Empire State games over the summer.
2008-09: MAAC All-Rookie Team selection...Appeared in 32 games, averaging 9.4 minutes per game...Scored six of his career-high 15 points in overtime in leading team to come from behind win at Marist (1/15)...Scored 14 points in first career start against Boise State (11/17)...Played 10 or more minutes in 15 games, averaging 6.6 points while shooting 51% from the field in those contests...Scored in double figures five times...Shot 79.2% from the line at home.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered three years at Fairport, helping team advance to the New York State Semifinals as a senior...Named Monroe County Player of the Year and selected All New York state as a junior and senior... Selected All Greater Rochester Player of the Year as a junior in 2007...Averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born August 19, 1989 in Dansville, N.Y... Attended same high school as student assistant coach Cory Magee...Brother Kevin played at Canisius and was a two-time Second Team All-MAAC pick (2004, 2005) and Third Team All-MAAC selection as a senior (2006)... Sister Christa was a three-time All-American in volleyball at Nazareth... A marketing and management major with an economics minor...Lists golf as an outside interest...Has spent past three summers coaching area youth as part of local church CYO program and Perinton Rec Center program.
The Kyle Downey File
What I like most about Siena College:
It's like a big family
My best Siena basketball moment has been:
Two MAAC Championships and the NCAA Tournaments
List five things you would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island?
Some ice cubes, a 9 iron, a buffalo (preferably stuffed for safety sake), a pitching wedge, and Veronica Vaughn
The player on the team who I relate to best is:
Conner Fenlon and Owen Wignot (The 3 Musketeers)
My favorite pro sports team is:
Three words that describe me:
Don't Give Up
Other Sports I like to follow at Siena include:
Baseball, Women's basketball, Lacrosse, and Soccer.
If I didn't play basketball, I would:
My favorite spot on campus:
Our living room
My favorite food:
The funniest player on the team is:
DOWNEY'S CAREER STATS