Appeared in 24 games, starting 2 ... averaged 2.1 points and 0.6 rebounds ... hard work in practice earned him first start of A&M career vs No. 3 Missouri (2/18) ... played a season-high 31 minutes and scored 5 points ... also started on senior night vs Kansas State (2/28) ... matched an Aggie career high with 8 points (including 2-for-4 from behind the arc) in A&M's 76-61 win over Oklahoma State (1/28) ... scored 5 points vs Southern (11/13) on a driving dunk from the baseline and a 3-pointer in span of 21 seconds.
2010-11 (JUNIOR / UNIV OF NEW ORLEANS)
All-Louisiana second-team selection... Averaged a team-high 16.6 points per game... Earned LSWA Player of the Week honors on Dec. 29 after scoring 26 of his game-high 31 points in second half as UNO rallied from 18 point deficit to defeat Huntingdon (12/22)... The 31-point effort came in the middle of games of 35 points against Southeastern, Fla. (12/18) and 28 against Mississippi College (1/3)... All three games ranked as his top three scoring performances... Shot 48.5 percent from the field and was second on the squad with a 39.4 percent clip from beyond the arc... Top shooting game was 9 of 13 effort against Mississippi College (1/3) from the field and 5 of 8 from beyond the arc in the come-from-behind win against Huntingdon (12/22)... Ranked second on the team in steals with 21 and grabbed 4.1 rebounds per contest, good for third on the team... Rebound effort included 10 against Southeastern, Fla. (12/18) to round out a double-double... High of four steals against Mississippi College (1/3)... Also shot blistering 73.3 percent from charity stripe including perfect 7 for 7 against Birmingham Southern (11/27) and Southeastern, Fla. (12/18).
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE / LSU)
Made the team as a walk-on for the second straight season ... Played in 31 games with six starts, averaging 3.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 16.0 minutes per game ... With point guard Bo Spencer out, started the NIT consolation game against Arizona State, playing 39 minutes, hitting three treys and getting 14 rebounds (11/27) ... Also scored in double figures (13) in a starting role at Arkansas (2/10), playing 22 minutes hitting 5-of-6 field goals, including three treys ... Hit 17-of-43 three-point attempts (39.5 percent) ... Also made 17-of-20 free throws (85 percent).
2008-09 (FRESHMAN / LSU)
Joined the team as the choice of the LSU coaching staff from preseason walk-on tryouts ... played in nine games, scoring six points and playing a total of 23 minutes ... Was instrumental to the Tigers game preparation as a member of the scout team ... Had best of four points and four rebounds in the win over Alcorn State (11/20) when he played seven minutes.
Played basketball at Saint Michael The Archangel (Baton Rouge, La.) for Coach Elmo Fernandez, earning three letters playing the two, three and four positions ... Broke school season and career rebounding records while leading team in scoring and rebounding for four years ... Third leading scorer in school history ... Averaged 20 points and nine rebounds ... Team captain junior and senior years ... Leading scorer and rebounder on state AAU team ... Three-time first-team All-District, All-State and All-metro in senior year ... Played on the NIKE Louisiana select team at nationals ... Was a Louisiana nominee for the Wendy’s state player awards ... In 2008, attended St. Thomas More Prep School in Connecticut.
Zachary Scott Kinsley is the son of Fred and Patti Kinsley of Baton Rouge ... born June 9, 1988 in Baton Rouge ... ag leadership and development major ... has two older brothers, Ryan and Josh ... father, Fred, was a 3-time state champion in high school and played two years of college basketball.
A&M CAREER HIGHS
- Points: 8 vs Sam Houston (12/7/11), vs Oklahoma State (1/28/12)
- Rebounds: 2 several times
- Assists: 1 several times
- Steals: 1 several times
- Blocks: 1 several times
- 3-Point FGs: 2 vs Sam Houston (12/7/11), vs Oklahoma State (1/28/12)
- Minutes: 31 vs Missouri (2/18/12)
- favorite food: sushi
- I wear my jersey number because of: Michael Jordan and Pete Maravich
- favorite TV shows: Justified / The Office
- biggest fear: sharks
- game show I would dominate: Wipeout
- favorite TV station: FX
- person I’d love to hang with for a day: Will Ferrell
- most memorable sports moment: playing at Madison Square Garden
- favorite non-NBA sports team: New Orleans Saints
- things I like most about Coach Kennedy: religious, soft-spoken
- favorite childhood toy: Batman action figure
- actor who’d play me in a movie: Danny DeVito
- favorite pro athlete: Drew Brees
- first 3 picks on my basketball “dream team”: Michael Jordan, Pete Maravich, Dr. J
- favorite sports movie: Rocky
- superstitions: black cats
- before every game, I: watch Rocky II
- favorite thing about A&M: the people