Kentan Facey

Kentan Facey (born July 14, 1993) is a Jamaican basketball player for AEL Limassol of the Cyprus Basketball Division A. He played college basketball for the University of Connecticut Huskies. He is a 6'10 power forward and occasional center who played on the UConn 2013–14 NCAA Championship team. [1]

Kentan Facey
No. 32 AEL Limassol
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueCyprus Basketball Division A
Personal information
Born (1993-07-14) July 14, 1993
Trelawny, Jamaica
NationalityJamaican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolLong Island Lutheran
(Brookville, New York)
CollegeUConn (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Aries Trikala
2018–presentAEL Limassol
Career highlights and awards

High school career

Facey attended Long Island Lutheran playing under coach John Buck. He was named N.Y. State Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 14.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in 2012-13 and was also a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

College career

Kentan Facey is also notable in that he was involved in a fairly prominent decision made by the NCAA that set precedent for future eligibility issues. Due to the fact that the education system in Jamaica is more similar to that of the United Kingdom than that of the United States, Facey had already technically graduated from high school by international standards[2] before enrolling at Long Island Lutheran High School in New York City, where he played for two seasons before enrolling at UConn. Originally, the NCAA had ruled that he had to forgo two years of his eligibility and redshirt for one season. It was later decided that this would not be applied, as the NCAA did not want to punish international athletes for performing well academically.[3] He graduated from UConn in 2017 with a degree in herpetology.

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Connecticut 2305.3.481.667.6671.8.2.1.31.5
2014–15 Connecticut 312221.5.5431.000.7245.2.4.2.44.4
2015–16 Connecticut 35512.7.573.000.6523.6.3.2.93.1
2016–17 Connecticut 332828.5.484.000.7037.1.6.21.28.5
Career [4][5][6][7] 12255

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, Facey joined Aries Trikala of the Greek Basket League.[8]

The Basketball Tournament

Kentan Facey played for Sideline Cancer in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. He scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds in the team's first-round loss to Gael Nation.

References

  1. "12 Kentan Facey". UCONN. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. "Kentan Facey Could Face Stiff Penalty for Being a Good Student Who 'Graduated' Twice". borgesblognhr.blogspot.com. August 6, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. "UConn freshman Kentan Facey cleared to play 2013-14 season". sbnation.com. October 27, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. UCONN Stats
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  8. "Kentan Facey will start his pro career in Greece with Trikala". sportando.com. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
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