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Kyle Visser
Kyle  Visser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI

High School:
Forest Hills Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 255

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
10/19/1985

Experience:
4VL

11/17/2006

MBB vs. Elon

Wake Forest 73, Elon 48 - November 17, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

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A hard-working and fundamentally sound big man runs the floor extremely well for a player his size... owns a soft shooting touch around the basket... has worked every off-season to improve his strength and conditioning... continues to emerge as a good shot-blocker... finished career with 932 points and an even 500 rebounds... career field goal percentage (.549) ranks seventh in Wake Forest history... had 116 career blocked shots, which ties for seventh in Wake Forest history... played in 127 career games, tying for the eighth-most games played in Wake Forest history... three-time Academic All-ACC selection.

2006-07
Third team All-ACC... finalist for Lowe's Senior Class Award... entered senior year having never scored more than 16 points in a game, but had 10 20-point games last season... the only Deacon to average scoring in double figures... scored in double-digits in every game but two... in one of those games -- the Feb. 28 loss at NC State -- he suffered from a stomach virus.... scored 526 points -- more than he scored in his first three seasons combined (406).... had eight double-doubles and came within one rebound of five other double-doubles... only three players in the ACC had more double-doubles... averaged 17.0 points per game, which ranked eighth in the ACC... shot 58.4 percent, ranking third in the ACC... his field goal percentage ranks as the 11th-highest single-season percentage in Wake history.... shot 50 percent or better in 26 of 31 games... ranked fifth in the ACC in rebounds (7.4 rpg) and seventh in offensive rebounds... Visser and Florida State's Al Thornton were the only players in the ACC to rank in the top 10 statistically in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots... North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is the only player in the ACC who went to the free throw line more often than Visser (7.5 attempts per game)... led the team with 42 blocked shots, ranking seventh in the ACC.... etched his name into the Wake Forest record books early last season. His 10-of-10 shooting against James Madison Nov. 11 broke the Deacon single-game record for field goals made without a miss.... also tied for the sixth-most in ACC history.

2005-06
Played in all 34 games and started 17 times ... averaged 17.1 minutes per game ... made his only three-point field goal attempt of the season (at Elon) ... averaged 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game ... led the team with 40 blocked shots - the 18th-most single-season blocks in Wake Forest history ... 27 of his 44 rebounds in ACC games came on the offensive end ... went 6-of-6 from the free throw line in March ... shot 54.5 percent in home games, compared to 35.4 percent in road games ... scored in double figures six times ... had two double-digit rebound games and one double-double ... threw down 9 dunks ... drew 5 charges on defense ... started the first 16 games of the season ... played one of the best games of his career Nov. 18 against Texas Tech at Madison Square Garden ... scored 16 points, pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and blocked a career-best 5 shots against the Red Raiders ... went 4-of-4 from the field, scored 11 points and pulled down 9 rebounds Nov. 25 against Appalachian State ... was key in Wake's win over Wisconsin Nov. 29 ... scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and blocked 4 Badger shots ... scored 13 points, made his only career three-point field goal attempt, grabbed 8 caroms, blocked 3 shots and had 2 steals Dec. 3 against Elon in the Greensboro Coliseum ... went 6-of-8 shooting, scored 15 points and grabbed 7 boards Dec. 30 against Charleston Southern ... went 4-of-5 from the field, scored 8 points and blocked 3 shots vs. Virginia Tech Jan. 28 ... came off the bench for 10 rebounds and went 4-of-4 from the free throw line in ACC Tournament win over NC State.

Summer, 2005
Played with the Athletes in Action on a June tour of East Asia ... played six games in 12 days with a group of current and former college all-stars ... led the team to a 6-0 record ... averaged 11.3 points per game with a single-game high of 17 points.

2004-05
Played in all 33 games and started once ... averaged 7.6 minutes of action per game ... shot 59.4 percent from the floor and 62.2 percent from the free throw line ... had 19 blocked shots and 11 steals .... averaged 3.8 points per contest .... scored 15 points in just 14 minutes Nov. 22 against Yale ... went 9-of-12 from the free throw line, had one assist, one blocked shot and one steal against the Bulldogs ... scored 13 points, grabbed six boards and blocked a pair of shots in Dec. 15 win against Elon ... played 13 minutes, scored six points, grabbed six boards and blocked a shot Feb. 12 versus Florida State ... scored 10 points, went 4-of-6 from the field, grabbed six rebounds and had one assist, block and steal Feb. 23 against Longwood ... played just three minutes in NCAA Tournament loss to West Virginia, but managed to score five points, make both field goal attempts, block one shot and record a steal.

2003-04
Played in 29 games ... started seven times ... averaged 12.4 minutes of action per game ... his numbers -- 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game -- don't accurately reflect his huge contribution ... averaged more points per game (5.4) in ACC competition than against non-conference opponents ... shot 58.8 percent from the field, tying for the second-highest percentage on the team ... had more offensive rebounds (39) than defensive (37) ... ranked third on the team with 15 blocked shots ... scored in double figures five times ... was second on the team in charges drawn with 11 ... threw down four dunks ... made his first real impact Nov. 22 vs. Elon with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in just 11 minutes ... came up big in Dec. 20 triple-overtime win at 4th-ranked North Carolina with a then-career-high 13 points, eight rebounds, a blocked shot, 6-of-8 field goals made and 20 minutes played ... made all five field goal attempts, grabbed four boards and had one steal at Florida State Jan. 25 ... scored 11 points, pulled down six rebounds and had two pilfers in Jan. 29 home win vs. Maryland ... had career highs of six free throws and nine attempts and scored 10 points in Jan. 31 win over Virginia ... made the first of seven career starts Feb. 12 at Clemson.

High School
Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., 2003 ... played for coach Ken George ... averaged 16.0 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest, while shooting 60.5 percent from the field during senior season ... blocked 65 shots, had 24 steals and 30 assists in 23 games ... led Forest Hills Central to a 21-2 record as a senior ... earned the 2003 Pittman/McLean Leadership Award for the best senior leader ... an all-league and all-area selection ... a finalist for Michigan's Mr. Basketball ... an honorable mention all-state selection ... a Nike All-American Camp participant ... holds school records for field goals in a season (161), rebounds in a game (18), blocks in a game (nine), season (65), and career (172) ... averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks per game as a junior ... jumped those statistics to 23 points and 12 rebounds per game in postseason action ... recorded 740 career points, 469 rebounds, and 172 blocked shots ... earned All-Tournament honors at the 2002 Spiece All-Ohio Fall Basketball Festival ... played for the AAU team the Grand Rapids Storm ... coached on the team by Jason Martin.

Personal
Made the Dean's List in each of his first four semesters at Wake Forest ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 ... parents are Diane and Jim Visser ... the Vissers attend several Deacon home games each year, making the drive from Grand Rapids ... Kyle's AAU teammate Drew Naymick plays for Michigan State ... has four siblings -- Michelle (37), Dana (33), Kendra (28) and Ryan (22)... Full name is Kyle Lee Visser... earned his degree in Communication... born October 19, 1985 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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