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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
Dexter Kernich-Drew
Player Profile:
Dexter Kernich-Drew 1264610
Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
High School: Caulfield Grammar
Experience: 3 Years

CAREER – Ranks on WSU’s career list for 3-point attempts (12th – 345), 3-point field goals made (15th – 127) and 3-point field goal percentage (17th – .368).

RS-SENIOR (2014-15) – Played in all 31 games for the Cougars, notching 12 starts…averaged 18.9 minutes, 6.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game…came on strong at the end of the season and ranked sixth in the Pac-12 with a .433 (42-for-97) 3-point clip…compiled 8 double-figure scoring games and led WSU in scoring four times…started a span of four times in five games that he scored 18 or more points with 18 points at Oregon (Feb. 8)…had a career-high 27 points in WSU’s win over Arizona State at home (Feb. 13)… scored 20 points and tied his career high with 6 3-pointers at home against Arizona (Feb. 15)…two games later, scored 19 points on 4-for-5 from 3-point range at USC (Feb. 25)…scored 17 points on ‘Senior Day’ as WSU defeated Colorado in overtime (March 7).

RS-JUNIOR (2013-14) – Appeared in 30 games for the Cougars, notching 21 starts…averaged 22.2 minutes, 6.3 points, 0.8 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game…scored in double digits six times…led the team in scoring once…had a strong outing early in the season at Beasley Coliseum with 15 points against Lamar (Nov. 16) along with a season-best 7 rebounds and 4 assists… notched 12 points against TCU (Nov. 24)…scored a season-high and career-best 24 points against Colorado in Spokane (Jan. 8) after missing his only game of the season a week earlier due to a concussion…against the Buffaloes, went 8-for-12 from the field including 6 3-pointers…tallied 10 points in the Cougars’ regular season finale against UCLA in Pullman (Mar. 8)…finished his junior season with an 11-point performance in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament against Stanford (Mar. 12).

RS-SOPHOMORE (2012-13) – Played in 32 games for the Cougars, including 14 starts…averaged 23.3 minutes, 6.4 points and 2.4 rebounds…ranked fifth on team in assists with 41…dished a career-high 4 assists on four separate occasions, including in the final two games of the season (USC-March 9 and Washington-March 13)…scored a career-high 16 points against Texas A&M (Nov. 20)…played a career-high 39 minutes at home against UCLA (March 6)…that same game he led the Cougars with a career-high 11 rebounds and scored 11 points for his only career double-double.

RS-FRESHMAN (2011-12) – Appeared in 30 of the team’s 37 games, including the lone start of his career at Colorado (Jan. 7)…recorded career highs with 10 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes against Eastern Washington (Dec. 3)…recorded a personal Pac-12 best with six points at Colorado (Jan. 7)…hit two 3-pointers in that game, tying his career high while setting a conference best mark…dished out a career-high two assists at UCLA (March 1).

FRESHMAN (2010-11) – Used redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL – Earned varsity letters in basketball, volleyball and track and field at Caulfield Grammar School…earned varsity letters in volleyball, track and field and basketball…won the high jump at the Associated Public Schools Athletics Open Final with a height of 2.06 meters as a member of the track and field team…earned 2009 Men's Youth 1 League Player of the Year as a member of the Waverly Falcons of Big V Basketball (formerly the Victorian Basketball League)…averaged 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in 15 contests during the 2009 season…in eight games with Waverly in 2010, averaged 26.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game…named the Big V Player of the Month for March, 2010, as he averaged 37.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists an outing… led his team to the 2008 McDonald's Cup Senior Boys State Championship…named the tournament MVP…Caulfield went on to capture the National School Basketball Tournament (NSBT) Championship, defeating Mountain Creek Secondary High School…in the semifinals, scored 21 points and added five rebounds and six assists in Caulfield's defeat of Willeton Senior High.

PERSONAL – Born Dexter Kernich-Drew in October of 1991 in Melbourne, Australia…father Maurice and mother Margaret …has a younger sister, Marli...enjoys playing video games, watching movies, playing sports, and is a big music fan …major is sociology with communication and sport management minors.

Minutes: 42 vs. Colorado (Spokane), 1/8/14
Points: 27 vs. Arizona State, 2/13/15
Field Goals Made: 9 vs. Arizona State, 2/13/15
Field Goal Attempts: 14 at Oregon, 2/8/15
3-Pt Field Goals Made: 6 (twice) vs. Arizona, 2/15/15
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts: 9 (three times) vs. Arizona, 2/15/15
Free Throws Made: 5 vs. Arizona State, 2/13/15
Free Throws Attempted: 6 vs. Idaho, 11/28/12
Rebounds: 11 vs. UCLA, 3/6/13
Assists: 4 (six times) vs. Lamar, 11/16/13
Blocks: 1 (16 times) at. Stanford, 1/31/15
Steals: 1 (23 times) vs. San José State, 12/21/14
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