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Willie Kirkland
Willie Kirkland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Graceville, Fla.

High School:
Graceville

Last College:
Gulf Coast Community College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
G


2010-11: Saw action in seven games last season ... Averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... Scored 12 points and had four rebounds in his first action in a Chanticleer uniform in the Chants' win over Piedmont College (Nov. 12) ... Had 11 points and four boards in a win over LaGrange College (Nov. 13) ... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds in the Chants' 96-56 win over North Carolina Wesleyan (Nov. 23).

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Transferred to Coastal after playing one season at Gulf Coast Community College.

2009-10: Finished second on the team with 12.4 points per game ... Scored in double figures in 18 of the 29 games in which he appeared ... Drew starts in 25 of his 29 games ... Named to the All-Panhandle first team ... Posted a .333 shooting percentage from beyond the arc ... scored a career-high 26 points and drained a career-high five three-pointers vs. Tallahassee Community College (Jan. 23) ... Scored 19 points and hit four three-pointers against Albany Technical College (Nov. 13) ... Finished with 17 points against South Georgia Technical College (Nov. 27) ... Poured in 19 points against Georgia Perimeter College (Dec. 29) ... Hit four three-pointers and tallied 20 points against Chipola College (Jan. 9) ... Tied a career-high with five treys and finished with 21 points against Northwest Florida State College (Jan. 20) ... Sunk a career-high 11 free throws on 11 attempts and collected 25 points against Chipola College (Dec. 12) ... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds against Northwest Florida State College (Jan. 20).

2008-09: Played one season at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala. ... Averaged 8.2 points per game and shot 30.3 percent from three-point range ... Scored 14 points against Snead State (Dec. 1) ... Finished with 17 points against L.B. Wallace (Jan. 12) ... Tallied 18 points and hit four three-pointers against Enterprise-Ozark (Jan. 24) ... Collected 15 points against Wallace State-Selma (Feb. 16) ... Totaled 19 points versus Enterprise-Ozark (Feb. 18) ... Posted a third straight game in double figures with 16 points against Alabama Southern (Feb. 23) ... Finished with 19 points against Wallace State-Selma (Feb. 28).

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Graceville High School in Graceville, Fla. ... Averaged 28 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for the Tigers as senior ... Selected to the All-Big Bend first team ... Named to the all-state second team and the All-Jackson County first team ... Averaged 20 points as a sophomore and was named to the All-Big Bend second team ... Tabbed All-Jackson County first team.

Personal: Full name is Willie James Kirkland, Jr. ... Son of Willie and Pearl Kirkland ... Majoring in sociology.

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