|Hometown:||Colts Neck, N.J.|
|High School:||Phillips Exeter Academy|
2011-12: Played in and started all 31 games as a junior, averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game with .509 FG%, .300 3PT%, .718 FT% … D3Hoops All-America fourth team … NEWMAC All-Conference first team … NEWMAC tournament Most Outstanding Player … D3Hoops All-Northeast region third team … ECAC All-New England first team … led team and NEWMAC in steals and assists … second on team and fourth in NEWMAC in scoring … career-high 11 assists in NCAA tournament second round win over Farmingdale St. (3/3) … career-high 11 rebounds in NCAA tournament opening round win over Skidmore (3/2) … season-high 29 points in NCAA tournament third round vs. Staten Island (3/9) … finished two assists shy of triple-double vs. Skidmore (3/2) … third in the NEWMAC in minutes per game, played all 40 minutes in two games … averaged 19.4 points, 7.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game, with .538 FG% during MIT’s NCAA tournament run to the national semifinals … led team in scoring on 11 occasions, including five of seven postseason games … led or tied for team lead in assists in all but six games during the season.
2010-11: Played in and started all 29 games as a sophomore, averaging 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists with .471 FG%, .340 3PT% and .766 FT% … second team NEWMAC All-Conference for second year in a row … led team in scoring, assists and steals … fifth in NEWMAC in scoring, sixth in FG%, second in steals … led the team in scoring in 14 games … scored career high 34 points, on 11-of-15 shooting with five assists vs. Wheaton (1/22) … scored 25 points in NCAA tournament win over Ithaca (3/4) … scored 23 points with a season-high eight assists vs. Gordon (12/4) … scored in double figures in 22 games, including eight games of at least 20 points.
2009-10: Played and started all 27 games as a sophomore, averaging 33 minutes per game, 13.2 ppg with .480 FG% and .700 FT% … averaged 4.1 apg, 3.3 rpg, and 2.11 steals per game … D3Hoops Northeast Region Rookie of the Year … NEWMAC Rookie of the Year … second team NEWMAC All-Conference … 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 … 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.
Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in computer science … internship with XL Hybrids and 360 Compensation.
High School: Attended Colts Neck High School … 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... led 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... attended Phillips Exeter Academy as a post graduate, averaging 13 points and 5 assists per game … NCCJA Anytown Delegate … NJSIAA Scholar Athlete … National Honors Society … Colts Neck High School Youth of the Year.
Personal: Son of Shari and Eric Kates … sister, Jackie, plays basketball at the University of Pennsylvania.