Kaza Keane
Kaza Keane

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ajax, Ontario

High School:
Pickering HS/Christian Faith Center Acad.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 188

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

2013-14/Sophomore at Illinois State
Played in all 34 games off the bench • Ranked fourth on the team with 1.8 assists per game • Averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per contest • Collected a season-best five rebounds in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) • Netted eight points in the loss at Indiana State (Jan. 25) • Collected a season-high five assists plus four points in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) • Dished out three assists and grabbed three rebounds in the win over DePaul (Dec. 22) • Scored six points on two three-pointers in the loss at Oakland (Dec. 16) • Netted six points in the win over No. 25 Dayton (Dec. 7) • Matched a career-high with nine points (3-for-5) in the win over Sonoma State (Nov. 29) • Teamed up with Paris Lee to lead the Redbirds with four assists in the win at Northwestern (Nov. 17) • Led ISU with four assists in the loss to Drexel (Nov. 12) • During the summer of 2013, played alongside MiKyle McIntosh for the Canadian Junior Men's National Team (JMNT) at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic • Helped Canada earn sixth place (4-5), matching its highest finish in the event • Keane and McIntosh both played in all nine games, and Keane scored his tournament-high nine points, with a game-best eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals to lift Canada to a July 2 win over Iran • Recipient of the Will Robinson Endowed Scholarship.

2012-13/Freshman at Illinois State
Split time as ISU's point guard • Started 10 of 31 games played • Led the team with 3.2 assists per game • Held scoreless during Illinois State's two games at the Valley Tournament • Scored seven points on 2-for-3 shooting and was 3-for-4 at the foul line in the loss at Northern Iowa (March 2) • Netted five points, with five assists and three rebounds in the win over Missouri State (Feb. 27) • Tallied seven points on 2-for-2 shooting, including one three-pointer plus 2-for-2 free throws in the win over Southern Illinois (Feb. 2) • Scored five points, including a key three-pointer to break a first-half tie, in the win over Evansville (Jan. 26) • Grabbed a career-high five rebounds with two points and two assists in the win over Indiana State (Jan. 23) • Scored a career-high two three pointers and collected four rebounds in the loss to No. 16 Creighton (Jan. 2) • Did not play in the loss at No. 5 Louisville (Dec. 1) after spraining his right ankle in practice • Matched a career high with nine assists, plus scored two points with one steal in the loss to Northwestern (Nov. 24) • Contributed a career-high nine assists in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 20) • Scored seven points with four assists and three steals in the win over Delaware State (Nov. 18) • Dished out four assists with only one turnover in the win over Drexel (Nov. 15) • Made the start in his first-ever collegiate basketball game, dishing out a team-high five assists versus UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 12).

Prior to Illinois State
Averaged 18 points and 11 assists per game as a senior at Christian Faith Center Academy • Played some of the top teams in the country while at CFCA and scored 19 points and handed out 14 assists in a victory over Upper Room and its top-10 prospect Rodney Purvis • Named to the all-conference team and was the team's player of the year • Ranked the No. 2 point guard in Canada • Played with Grassroots Canada in the AAU circuit and averaged 22 points and seven assists per contest • In 2010, helped lead the U17 Ontario Team to the silver medal at the national championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba • Played his first two prep seasons at Pickering High School, where he led the Trojans to the 2009 championship of the prestigious University of Windsor Invitational High School Boys Basketball Tournament • Was also named the most valuable player of the event.

Personal
Born January 27, 1994 • Son of Hugh and Karen Keane • His sister, Kalisha, played collegiately at Michigan State and professionally in Europe • His other sister, Takima, played college basketball at Cleveland State • Name is pronounced: KAY-zuh KEEN • The first player in Illinois State men's basketball history to hail from Canada • Major: Psychology

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