4 - Mitchell Kates
Mitchell Kates
Height: 6-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Colts Neck, N.J.
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
Position: G

2009-2010: D3Hoops Northeast Region Rookie of the Year …NEWMAC Rookie of the Year…NEWMAC All-Conference 2nd Team….1st in NEWMAC in steals (2.11) and assists (4.15)... 8th in NEWMAC in FG% (48.0), A/TO (1.18), and Scoring (13.2)... 9th in NEWMAC in FT% (70.8)…tied Bradley Gampel ’09 for most steals in a game with 8 in just fourth game as an Engineer vs. Curry College on Nov. 24th… joined Danny Kanamori ’06 and Jimmy Bartollota’09 for 4th all-time in steals in a season with 57…tied Mark Branch ‘83 for 9th all time in assists in a season with 112…played and started all 27 games, averaging 33 minutes per game, 13.2 ppg with a .480 FG%...Shot 70% from the free throw line…averaged 4.1 apg, 3.3 rpg, and 2.11 steals per game…scored in double figures in 20 games and had at least 20 points in four games…in first collegiate game, scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting and 6-of-8 from free-throw line, adding 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals at Emmanuel…dropped 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting and 3 steals in championship game of RPI Engineers Classic vs. RPI…after returning from tournament in New York, had career night at Curry, scoring career-highs of 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 steals, tying Bradley Gampel’s Institute record for most steals in a game…dished out 7 assists in both of next two games vs. Suffolk and at Emerson…put up 15 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals in OT win vs. Gordon the following game…netted 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals in OT win vs. Salem State…against Division I Harvard on December 28th, put up 14 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals in 35 minutes of action…would score in double-digits for next eleven games, including career-high 8 assists vs. Lesley on Dec. 12th and a 5-steal performance at Babson on January 9th…before final game of ] regular season, scored 24 points, brought down 6 rebounds, and tied career-mark of 8 assists at Wheaton…put up 16 points and 8 rebounds in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament vs. Desales in New Jersey

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck, New Jersey…broke single season assists record at Colts Neck as a junior (6.5 apg)... Averaged 16.4 pts, 7.6 assists, 5.0 steals per game as a senior... Lead team to CJ Group IV and Shore Conference semifinals; finished with 19-8 record Selected as Coaches Poll First Team All Shore Conference... Selected as Asbury Park Press First Team All Shore Conference Awarded the Kerwin Award, given to the best basketball player in the shore conference... Digital Sports Shore Conference Player of the Year... Broke career assists record at Colts Neck... Received gold medal on National U-16 United States Maccabi Basketball Team in Israel 2005... Exeter Attended Phillips Exeter Academy as a post graduate, averaging 13 points and 5 assists per game

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Shari Kates... Brother of Jackie and Alex... Management Science Major... Colts Neck High School Youth of the Year…NCCJ Anytown Delegate…NJSIAA Scholar Athlete…Won CNHS Math Award National Honor Society…Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society…Spanish Honor Society