* All-Big 12 Candidate *
First Team Academic All-Big 12
Outlook One of the Big 12 Conference's more experienced guards and has played in 95-of-96 games over his MU career with 87 starts coming during that stretch ... Gives the Tigers great versatility in the backcourt and is able to play either guard slot ... More of a throwback offensively because of his preference for the mid-range game, but will step beyond the arc if the shot is available ... One of the League's better free throw shooters (80.5) for his career and used his slashing abilities to get to the line 85 times in 2004-05, which was second on the club ... A quiet leader who paces a relatively young group of guards with his work ethic.
2004-05 Season: Was a rock for the Tigers throughout his junior season and played a big role in the development of Mizzou's young backcourt ... Started 31-of-33 games, while ranking fourth on the team in scoring (7.2), second in assists (78) and third in steals (27) ... Ranked third on the club in minutes played (28.5) and topped the 30-minute plateau 15 times including each of the final five games ... Saw his scoring pick up during that stretch as well, averaging 10.8 points, including a career-high tying 21 points against Kansas in the regular-season finale and 14 points vs. Oklahoma in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament ... Near flawless from the floor vs. the Jayhawks, hitting 6-of-7 field goals, 3-of-3 three-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws en route to that 21-point effort ... Knocked down 10-of-10 free throws on his way to those 14 points vs. the Sooners in a career high 39 minutes of action ... Reached double-figures 10 times on the year, initially in a 16-point burst vs. Houston in the Guardians Classic ... Poured in 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting against Davidson ... Scored 10 points and dished out three dimes in a win over NCAA Tournament participant Iowa State ... Four of those 10 tallies against the Cyclones came in the final 28 seconds to seal the 62-59 win ... Scored 14 points at home against Kansas State on 6-of-11 shooting ... Scored six points while helping hold Gonzaga leading scorer Adam Morrison to just 12 points on the night ... Scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds against No. 1 Illinois... Had eight points and handed out three assists in a win over Indiana ... Poured in 11 second half points against Montana ... Also had a second half explosion against Murray State, recording 10 of his team-high 12 points against the Racers over the final 20 minutes of the contest ... Also grabbed four rebounds and handed out four assists vs. MSU ... Scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting against Houston in the consolation game of the Guardians Classic.
2003-04 Season: Was one of three Tigers to start all 30 contests on the year ... Played both the point and shooting guard positions effectively ... Ranked second on the squad in free-throw shooting, hitting 79-of-93 attempts ... Led Mizzou in assists with 94 ... Finished second in three-point field goals made with 36 ... Knocked down 6-of-9 threes in the Tigers' two games at the Big 12 Tournament ... Just missed a career-high with 20 points against Texas A&M ... Went 3-of-3 from three against Kansas on his way to 10 points ... Was 4-of-6 from the field including 5-of-5 from the free throw line at Texas Tech ... Scored 14 points against the Red Raiders ... Had four points and four assists against Kansas State ... Handed out a team-high five assists against Oklahoma State ... Was outstanding against Iowa State in Columbia, equaling a career high with 21 points while pulling down six boards ... Was 5-of-8 from the field including 2-4 from three against ISU ... Hit two threes and handed out four assists against CU ... Was 5-of-15 from the field for 10 points while pulling down five rebounds against Kansas ... Reached double figures in scoring for the first time in four games with his 10 point effort against Kansas State ... Also handed out a season-best six assists and knocked down 3-of-4 free throws against the Wildcats ... Went 1-of-3 from three while handing out three assists against Colorado ... scored eight points, pulled down four rebounds and handed out two assists against Nebraska ... Scored four points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out three assists against Texas ... Went 9-of-10 from the free throw line and scored 11 points against Oklahoma ... Had 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field against Syracuse ... Was a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line ... Was 4-of-7 from the field scoring 12 points against Texas A&M ... Was 3-of-6 from three for nine points while handing out three assists against Iowa State ... Had 10 points and a season-best six boards in the Tigers' win over Iowa ... Was 2-of-3 from three against the Hawkeyes ... Knocked down three 3's on his way to 15 points against Belmont ... Scored 11 points in the second half against Memphis ... Also handed out three assists and pulled down five rebounds ... Had eight points and two boards against Illinois ... Went 3-for-4 from the free throw line against the Illini ... Scored 10 points and handed out five assists against UNC Greensboro ... Went 6-for-8 from the free throw line vs. Gonzaga while handing out five assists in 31 minutes ... Scored six points against Indiana ... Scored an efficient 10 points against Coppin State ... Played possibly his best game of his career offensively against Oakland scoring a career-best 21 points while going 6-of-12 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free throw line ... Played 38 minutes against the Golden Grizzlies in the Tigers' season opener.
* A.P. Big 12 All-Freshman Team *
* Finalist for Big 12 Freshman of the Year *
Had a great freshman campaign averaging 8.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest ... jumped in to the starting lineup after only six games and was a fixture there for the rest of the season ... showed great maturity and composure as a floor leader throughout the season ... finished 11th in the league in assists, handing out 3.41 per game as he split time at both the shooting and point guard positions ... was a finalist for Big 12 Freshman of the Year ...scored five points and three assists against Marquette in the Tigers' NCAA second-round contest ... scored nine points and handed out three assists in the Missouri's loss to OU in the Big 12 Championship game ... had six points, four rebounds and six assists in the Tigers-come-from-behind win over KU in the Big 12 semi-final ... scored a career-high 16 points (3-of-3 from three) leading the Tigers to a Big 12 second round win over Oklahoma State ... put up solid numbers against Nebraska in the Big 12 Conference Tourney opener (11 pts., six reb. and three assists) ... handed out seven assists and committed only one turnover in 39 minutes against Kansas State ... was 5-of-8 from the field for 12 points against KSU ... played the best defense of his young career against Oklahoma while scoring four points and handing out three assists committing no turnovers in 31 minutes ... came up just short of a triple-double with nine points, a career-best eight boards and eight assists in the Tigers' win over Nebraska... equaled a then career-best seven rebounds to go along with seven assists and 10 points against Texas A&M ... was 5-of-7 from the field (3-of-4 from three) against Kansas on his way to 14 points and seven rebounds ... scored seven points and equaled a career-high with seven rebounds against Colorado ... hit two free throws with six seconds left against the Buffaloes to seal a Tiger win ... ran the point for the Tigers registering four rebounds, five assists and no turnovers against Nebraska ... had 13 points and five boards (all of which were offensive) at Texas ... also handed out an assist and grabbed a steal against the Longhorns ... equaled a then career-high with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Oklahoma State ... started the first game of his career at the point guard position against the Cowboys in place of Ricky Clemons ... recorded six boards and six assists in his first career Big 12 contest against the Baylor ... was 3-of-5 from three and 3-of-4 from the free throw line in his 12-point effort against Centenary ... started the first game of his career against Valparaiso ... had a career-best three steals to go along with eight points and four assists against the Crusaders ... registered a then career high in points for the second straight game with 15 points against Illinois ... was a sparkling 6-of-6 from the free throw line in his return to his hometown of St. Louis against the Illini ... poured in a then-career-high 13 points in the Tigers' 93-78 drubbing of Memphis ... was 4-of-8 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line against the Tigers ... handed out a career and game-high nine assists in the Tigers' win over Wisconsin-Green Bay ... continued to play with great maturity and poise against USC, putting in a then-career-best 12 points in 29 minutes of work ... all 12 points came in the second half of the contest ... was 2-of-5 from the three-point line and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe against the Trojans ... returned to action against Austin Peay putting in eight points and handing out three assists in just 16 minutes of playing time ... effectively played both the shooting and point guard positions for the Tigers against the Govs ... wore a protective mask for the first 14 games to protect his head after he fractured his frontal sinus against the EA Sports All-Stars in an early November exhibition game.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the most successful prep players in Missouri history who was a starting guard for three straight Vashon High School state championship teams ... Played for the state title in each of his four years, and ended with a prep record of 107-10 ... Averaged 22 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists while making the switch to point guard as a senior ... Led Vashon with 26 points in the Class 4A state title game against rival DeSmet in the Hearnes Center, and was named tournament MVP ... The Wolverines finished 29-1 in 2002 and ranked No. 4 in USA Today's final prep power rankings ... Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Missouri following his senior season ... Averaged 23.4 points per game as a junior and led Vashon to a 28-1 record and its 2nd straight state title ... That team also finished No. 3 in the final USA Today national prep poll ... A clutch player who scored 8 pts. in the final four minutes to lead Vashon to a 63-52 victory over Liberty in the 2001 state title game, a year after scoring 7 pts. in the final 90 seconds to left Vashon to a 56-50 2000 title game win over DeSmet ... An outstanding athlete who was an honorable mention All-Metro outfielder by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
PERSONAL: Born 8-23-83 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Parents -- Jimmy Sr. and Emma McKinney of St. Louis ... High School Coach -- Floyd Irons ... Chose Missouri over Illinois, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Cincinnati and Kentucky, among others.
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