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Deniz
Kilicli
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 6-9
Weight: 260
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: F

Biography

  • Big, athletic forward who came to West Virginia from Istanbul, Turkey
  • Played his final year of high school at Mountain State Academy in Beckley, W.Va.
  • Gives the Mountaineers size and bulk inside
  • Will continue to improve at both ends of the floor as he adjusts to the American style of basketball
  • Outstanding pair of hands
  • Consistently finds ways to score
  • Played on the 2010 Turkish National team

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Third on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game
  • Started all 32 games that he played in
  • Shot 50.4 percent from the field
  • Averaged 26.6 minutes per game
  • Was second on the team in rebounding at 5.3 per game
  • Had 21 games in double figures including the first 10 of the season
  • Had 10 points against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament
  • Scored 14 points at Pitt
  • Had 17 points against Louisville
  • Scored 16 points against Notre Dame
  • Scored a career-high 22 points at Providence
  • Had 12 points and nine rebounds against Pitt
  • 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists against Cincinnati
  • Posted 14 points against Rutgers
  • Scored 12 points at Connecticut
  • Scored 16 points at Rutgers
  • Scored ten points with eight rebounds against Villanova
  • Scored 12 points against Tennessee Tech
  • Had 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Scored a season-high 18 points with eight rebounds and five assists against Miami
  • Scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Kansas State
  • Scored 14 points with seven rebounds at Mississippi State
  • Posted 11 points against Akron
  • Scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Morehead State
  • Had 10 points against Alcorn State
  • Second career-double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds against Kent State
  • Started and had 11 points in season opener against Oral Roberts

At West Virginia (2010-11):

  • Played in all 33 games, starting 12 contests
  • Averaged 16.4 minutes per game
  • Shot 48.6 percent from the field
  • Averaged 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game
  • Had 29 assists and 13 blocks
  • Had nine games in double figures
  • Made first career start against Oakland and finished with a double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds
  • Six points vs. Vanderbilt
  • Had seven points and 10 rebounds against Minnesota
  • Had four points against VMI
  • Eight points vs. American
  • 14 points against Robert Morris
  • Had four points vs. Cleveland State
  • Had four points vs. St. John’s
  • 14 points at Marquette
  • Scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting vs. DePaul
  • 14 points vs. Providence
  • Eight points and six rebounds vs. Purdue
  • Had eight points vs. Marshall
  • Eight points and eight rebounds vs. USF
  • Had eight points and seven rebounds at Cincinnati
  • 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Seton Hall
  • Career-high 19 points vs. Pitt
  • 12 points vs. DePaul
  • Six boards at Rutgers
  • Seven points vs. UConn
  • Had 11 points vs. Clemson

At West Virginia (2009-10):

  • Played in 15 games, averaging 6.7 minutes per game
  • Averaged 3.5 points per game
  • Shot 51.2 percent from the field
  • Became eligible on Feb. 3 against Pitt
  • Played in both exhibition games
  • Started and finished with 18 points against the University of Charleston
  • Had nine points on 4-of-4 shooting in his debut vs. Pitt
  • Five points at St. John’s
  • Seven points against Villanova
  • Six points at Providence
  • Six points vs. Seton Hall
  • Three points at UConn
  • Four points at Villanova
  • Two points vs. Morgan State
  • Scored six points vs. Washington
  • Four points vs. Duke

In High School:

  • Played for coach Rob Fulford at Mountain State Academy in Beckley, W.Va.
  • Averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds per game
  • Played for Pertevniyal Istanbul Club team in Turkey because high schools don’t offer prep basketball
  • Played for the Under 16, 18 and 20 Turkish men’s national teams
  • Played at the World University Games this summer
  • At the European Championships, he averaged 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game
  • In the game against Russia, he posted 27 points on 13-of-20 shooting from the field and had 18 points and 10 rebounds against Ukraine
  • Ranked as the 15th-best forward and the 44th-best recruit in the 2009 class by ESPN.com

Personal:

  • Son of Ahmet and Dilek Kilicli
  • Birthday is October 23
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star

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