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Kihei Clark

172 lbs.
Woodland Hills, Calif.
Taft Charter
High School / Club
Kihei Clark - Men's Basketball - Virginia Cavaliers

• Played 25 games, starting 23
• All-ACC Honorable Mention
• Named to Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watch List
• All-ACC Preseason Second Team
• Bob Cousy Award Watch List
• Averaged 9.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 4.5 apg
• Shot 41.1 percent from the field, 32.3 percent from 3-point range and 73.4 percent free throws
• Ranked third in the ACC in assists (4.5) and fifth in assist/turnover ratio (2.1) and 13th in minutes (34.0).
• Dished out four or more assists in 15 games
• Scored in double figures in 14 games, recording season-high 19 points in two games
• Scored 14 points, going 9-for-12 from the free throw line, vs. Kent State (12/4/20)
• Had 19 points and added four assists vs. Gonzaga (12/26/20)
• Tied season high with 19 points, five assists and three rebounds at Notre Dame (12/30/20)
• Had 12 points and six assists vs. Notre Dame (1/13/21)
• Made game-winning basket and had eight assists vs. Georgia Tech (1/23/21)
• Dished out season-high nine assists vs. Syracuse (1/25/21)
• Scored 11 points, hitting a season high three 3-pointers, at Virginia Tech (1/30/21)
• Had 11 points and eight assists vs. Pitt (2/6/21)
• Scored 14 points, matched a career high with four 3-pointers, and had six assists at Georgia Tech (2/10/21)
• Had 15 points and season-high three steals at Duke (2/20/21)
• Scored 11 points with seven assists vs. NC State (2/24/21)
• Had 10 points with six assists vs. Syracuse in ACC quarterfinals (3/11/21)
• Lettered

• Started all 30 games
• Averaged 10.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and team-leading 5.9 assists
• Shot 37.5 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from 3-point range and team-best 87.6 percent from the free throw line
• Named to the All-ACC third team
• Ranked first in the ACC in minutes (37.1), second in free throw percentage (87.6), third in assists (5.9) and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7)
• Tallied six or more assists in 16 games and two games with 10 or more
• Recorded first career double-double with 10 points and  career-high 11 rebounds, and added seven assists at Syracuse (11/6/19)
• Scored a career-high 23 points with a career-best four 3-pointers, and added seven assists at Louisville (2/8/20)
• Recorded a career-high 13 assists vs. Navy (12/29/19)
• Drilled a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in the win at Virginia Tech (2/26/20)
• Made 3-pointer that sealed the win over then-No. 10 Louisville and had team-high 18 points (3/7/20)
• Dished out 10 assists against Clemson (2/5/20)
• Went 8-for-8 from the free throw line to finish with 14 points and had six assists and five rebounds against UMass (11/23/19)
• Scored 18 points and added six assists vs. Virginia Tech (1/4/20)
• Scored 13 points, including 3 3-pointers, with six rebounds and nine assists vs. Syracuse (1/11/20)
• Scored 13 points with eight rebounds and seven assists at Wake Forest (1/26/20)
• Scored 15 points, added four assists, and was a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line against then-No. 5 Florida State (1/28/20)
• Matched team-high with 17 points and had eight assists vs. Boston College (2/19/20)
• Named to the preseason Bob Cousy Award Watch List
• Lettered

• Played in 38 games, starting 20
• Averaged 4.5 points per game with a 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio
• Hit 29 3-pointers
• Third on the team with 28 steals
• Had three or more assists in 15 contests
• Finished with four points and game-high six assists in Virginia debut vs. Towson (11/6/18)
• Tallied nine points on three 3FGs vs. Coppin State (11/16/18)
• Recorded nine points and five rebounds vs. Dayton (11/22/18)
• Tallied five points, five rebounds and season-high three steals in first career start vs. Wisconsin (11/23/18)
• Broke his left wrist vs. Morgan State (12/3/18)
• Played with a cast on his left wrist and tallied nine points, including a 7 of 7 effort from the free throw line vs. VCU (12/9/18)”
• Had successful wrist surgery on Monday, Dec. 10
• Tallied season-best 12 points at Notre Dame (1/26/19)
• Dropped nine points with six assists and five boards vs. Miami (2/2/19)
• Matched a career high with five rebounds and four assists at Louisville (2/23/19)
• Scored eight points, going 3-for-3 from the field, and matched career high with six assists vs. Georgia Tech (2/27/19)
• Had nine points in the win over Oklahoma in the NCAA second round (3/24/19)
• Matched career-highs in points (12), assists (6), 3-pointers (3) and minutes (37) in the win over Oregon in NCAA Sweet 16 (3/28/19)
• Handed out five assists, including one on the game-tying shot by Mamadi Diakite at the end of regulation, in the  overtime win over No. 3 seed Purdue in the NCAA Elite Eight (3/30/19)
• Scored nine points with three assists and no turnovers in the win over Auburn in the Final Four (4/6/19)
• Lettered

• Three-year letterwinner from 2015-18 for head coach Derrick Taylor at Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills, Calif.
• Averaged 19.4 points, 7.2 assists and 2.9 steals as a senior in 2017-18
• Shot 41 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free-throw line
• Averaged 18.9 points, 7.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds as a junior in 2016-17
• Earned all-conference and all-city honors and was named Taft’s most valuable player after guiding the school to a 27-11 record
• Averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds en route to team MVP and all-conference honors in 2015-16
• Handed out a single game school-record 22 assists during his sophomore season as Taft posted a 26-8 record
• Averaged 15.2 points, 6.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds as a freshman under head coach Michael Hamilton in 2014-15
• Earned All-Liberty League honors in 2014-15
• Two-time team captain
• Member of the Dean’s List from 2015-18

• Kihei Issaiah Clark
• Born in Tarzana, Calif.
• Son of Malik and Sharon Clark
• Father, Malik, played Division II basketball at the University of Hawaii at Hilo
• Has two brothers, Nalu and Shaka
• Participated in The Buckley School’s African American Male Mentorship Program for two years
• Volunteered at the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission in the San Fernando Valley
• Spent several hours at the Children’s Hunger Fund in Sylmar, Calif.
• Worked the Rockfish Gap Basketball Camp
• Likes to play video games, chess and hang out with family and friends
• Chose Virginia because of his instant connection with head coach Tony Bennett and the rest of the coaching staff, the family environment at UVA felt like home, and the opportunity to compete at the highest level while getting a first-rate education
• Career objective is to play in the NBA
• Sociology major
• Recipient of the 2021-2022 Ledford Family Bicentennial Scholars Fund