Men's hoops hits the road for Tuesday game at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee
Blue Demons host the Raiders at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosemont
DePaul takes on Lewis at McGrath-Phillips on Tuesday night
Blue Demons honored for a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2012-13 academic year
Forward played in 54 games for the Blue Demons
Highlights and postgame from DePaul's game against Gardner-Webb at Allstate Arena.
Highlights of DePaul's win over UC Riverside and postgame comments from head coach Oliver Purnell.
Highlight and postgame from head coach Oliver Purnell from the exhibition game between DePaul and Lewis at McGrath-Phillips Arena.
DePaul men's basketball postgame interviews with Donnavan Kirk, Brandon Young and Oliver Purnell vs. Providence at Allstate Arena.
Men's basketball postgame interviews with Donovan Kirk and Oliver Purnell from game against Syracuse at Allstate Arena.
Career Notes: Played in 71 career games that include 54 in a DePaul uniform... 37 career starts including 34 at DePaul... 12th in DePaul history with 82 blocked shots in a Blue Demon uniform... transferred to DePaul from Miami (Fla.) in January 2011... played in 17 games for the Hurricanes.
2012-13 (Junior): Played in 31 games with 30 starts... averaged 25.5 minutes per game... led team with 50 blocked shots... the 50 rejections are 10th on the DePaul season chart... only 10 players in program history have blocked at least 50 shots in a season... 13 games of two or more rejections... ranked No. 102 in NCAA statistical rankings with 1.61 blocks per game... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in blocked shots for all games (6th - 1.61 bpg) and conference games only (10th - 1.35 bpg)... made a dozen three-pointers after totaling just three over first 40 games of career... nine boards against Louisville... eight points, eight boards at Georgetown... 11 points and seven rebounds against Rutgers... 16 points at Notre Dame with four rebounds... 16 points, four boards, three blocked shots at Marquette... 11 points against Notre Dame with seven rebounds, two blocks... six points, six rebounds, five blocks at St. John's... eight points and six rebounds at Providence... blocked four shots in back-to-back games against Arizona State and Northern Illinois... 14 points against Milwaukee... seven points, three boards at Auburn... 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots against Fairfield... nine points against Western Kentucky with five rebounds and five blocked shots... five points and four boards against Wichita State... scored eight points against Gardner-Webb and UC Riverside.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Played in 23 games with four starts... averaged 5.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in 27.3 minutes per game as a starter... finished season with at least one blocked shot in six straight games (17 total)... ranked sixth in the league in BIG EAST games only with 1.6 blocks per game... eight points and eight boards against Seton Hall... grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked eight shots with four points against Providence... the eight rejections are tied for second (third time) on DePaul's game list... most blocked shots in a game since eight by Steve Hunter against Houston on Feb. 7, 2001... 11 points, four rebounds, two blocked shots against Louisville... eight points at Notre Dame with five rebounds, two blocks, two steals... seven rebounds and four points against Marquette... eight rebounds against Pittsburgh... 14 points, three boards against Syracuse... four blocked shots against Cal Poly... six points and six rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff... sat out the first two games under NCAA transfer guidelines... grabbed four boards against Texas Tech... made DePaul debut against Minnesota at Old Spice Classic.
2009-10 (at Miami (Fla.)): Played in just four games due to injury... earned the team's "Iron Man Award", in recognition of the UM men's basketball player who has exhibited dedication in the classroom, locker room and weight room... scored a four points and grabbed five rebounds against Nova Southeastern... four points, four boards and a pair of steals in his season debut against North Carolina Central.
High School: Ranked among the top 30 power forwards by both ESPN.com and Scout.com... as a senior, averaged 13.2 points, nine rebounds and two blocks per game en route to a 24-2 record and Detroit News All-North honors... Detroit Country Day was ranked No. 1 among Greater Detroit area schools by ESPN RISE heading into the 2008-09 season... participated in the 2009 Academic All-American Classic, featuring the country's top basketball players that also excelled in the classroom... as a junior, averaged 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and two blocks per game... played AAU basketball for The Family.
Personal: Son of Eric Kirk and Tanya Orr... has a brother, Eric Jr. and two sisters, Paige and Bria... majoring in Marketing.