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Erik Kangas
Erik  Kangas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
DeWitt, Mich.

High School:
DeWitt

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Guard


04/03/2014

BADER FINISHES RUNNER-UP AT 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP

The NCAA all-time record holder scored the most points through the first two rounds.

03/27/2014

BADER SELECTED FOR STATE FARM 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP

The senior shooting guard broke the all-time NCAA record with 504 threes made.

04/03/2009

Erik Kangas at State Farm Three-Point Championship

Kangas finished runner-up at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Game-by-Game Stats | Career Stats

2008-09 Highlights

2007-08: Leads The Summit League with 3.35 treys per game (23rd in the NCAA) ... Ranks ninth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (.410), 41st in the nation ... Ended the year third on the squad with 14.6 points per game, 11th in the league ... Injured in the opening game of the season at Green Bay (11/9), playing just 11 minutes ... Went 2-for-3 from the floor, scoring seven points ... Missed four games before returning with six points at No. 23 Xavier (11/28) ... Played 23 minutes versus Bowling Green (12/1), scoring 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting ... Made his first start since being injured, scoring 22 points and hitting 6-of-9 from behind the arc versus UMKC (12/6) ... Matched a season-high with six 3-pointers, and scored a season-high 27 points versus Southern Utah (12/8) ... Made four 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes at Michigan (12/12) and finished the game with 24 points, three assists and two steals ... Tallied two assists and 12 points, on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point land versus No. 23 Oregon (12/22) ... Scored 13 points and made 2-of-7 from behind the arc before leaving the second half with an injury at South Dakota State (1/3) ... Came off the bench to score 17 points and made a career-high 6-for-6 free throws versus Centenary (1/10) ... Matched a season-high six 3-pointers at IUPUI (1/24), finishing with a game-high 20 points ... Hit the game-winning shot on a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left versus North Dakota State (1/31), finishing with 18 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range, and a season-high four rebounds ... Went 5-for-7 from behind the arc versus SDSU (2/2), scoring a game-high 19 points in 24 minutes ... Went 4-for-4 in the second half at Oral Roberts from behind the arc, finishing with 12 points ... Drilled four treys at Centenary (2/9), scoring 14 points in the game ... Scored 16 points versus IPFW (2/16), making 4-of-12 shots from behind the arc ... Scored 14 points against Western Illinois (2/23) ... Went 4-of-9 from behind the arc at Southern Utah (2/28) and 4-of-11 at UMKC (3/1) to finish with 16 points and 21 points, respectively ... Posted a game-high 26 points against Western Illinois (3/9) in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament, going a career-best 8-for-8 from the charity stripe ... Reached double figures for the fifth striaght game in the semifinals versus IUPUI (3/10), ending with 13 points in a career-high 40 minutes of action ... Preseason Summit League first team selection by media and coaches.

2006-07: Oakland's starter at shooting guard ... Emerged as one of the nation's top 3-point threats ... Named second team All-Mid-Con ... Tabbed to the Mid-Con All-Tournament team ... Established an Oakland record with 109 treys made during the season ... That total was 10th in the nation ... First OU player to reach 100 for a season ... After just two seasons he already ranks eighth all-time at Oakland in 3-point shots ... Led the Mid-Con and finished 18th in the nation in treys per game ... Third in the league in 3-point percentage ... Second on the team in scoring and steals ... Ninth in the Mid-Con in scoring ... Hit a 3-point shot in every game but two ... Hit at least four 16 times ... Reached double figures in scoring 23 times ... 20+ points in six games ... Led the Golden Grizzlies in scoring seven times ... Led Oakland in scoring for the second time in his career vs. Defiance (11/10) ... 20 points vs. UW-Green Bay (11/12) was the second time in his career he has reached the 20-point mark ... Career-high five assists at Duquesne (11/22) ... Broke out of a two-game scoring slump with 18 vs. UW-Milwaukee (12/2) ... New career best with three steals while matching his season-high with four rebounds at Eastern Michigan (12/5) ... Led the team for a fourth time in scoring with 16 at Marquette (12/19) while matching his previous career best with three steals ... Matched his then career-high with 21 points as he led the team for a second straight game vs. Toledo (12/30) ... 21 points for a second straight game on seven treys against IUPUI (1/4) ... Career night vs. UMKC (1/20) ... scored 28 points, hitting eight 3-point shots along the way ... Eight treys are tied for the second most all-time by an OU player in a game ... Also had a season best six rebounds vs. the Kangaroos ... Matched his career best with three steals in back-to-back games at Oral Roberts (1/25) and Centenary (1/27) ... Reached the 20-point mark for the fifth time with 23 points, hitting 6-of-10 treys, at IUPUI (2/3) ... Set a new career-high with a 6-for-6 night at the free throw line vs. Centenary (2/22) ... Broke the school record for threes in a season after hitting five treys against Oral Roberts (2/24) ... Free throws with 0.4 seconds left in OT won the game for OU ... Averaged 16.7 points at the Mid-Con Tournament ... Made five treys vs. UMKC (3/5) ... Hit six more, all in the first half, in the championship game against Oral Roberts (3/6) ... Finished with 20 points against the Golden Eagles.

2005-06: Top 3-point threat among the freshman class ... Saw action in 25 games with a pair of starts ... Fourth on the team in 3-point field goals ... One of six players to reach 20 points in a game ... Scored in double figures four times ... Ten points in his first collegiate outing vs. Albany (11/9) ... Hit 7-of-10 3-point attempts for a 21-point effort against Notre Dame College (11/19) ... Ten points and a career-high seven rebounds in his first collegiate start against Spring Arbor (12/23) ... Scored 11 points off the bench at UMKC (1/14). High School: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Ron Marlon ... First team all-state selection as a senior when he averaged 17.7 points six rebounds and shot 35 percent from 3-point range ... Twice named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team ... Mr. Basketball nominee ... All-State honorable mention as a junior with averages of 18.9 points and five rebounds a game ... Helped lead DeWitt to the state championship game that season ... Set a new Michigan high school record with 17 3-point shots in the final round (quarterfinal, semifinal and finals) ... Twice a first team All-Capital Area Activities Conference performer ... Also lettered in track as a junior in the high jump, long jump and 200-meter dash.

Personal: Born Erik Michael Kangas on July 17, 1987 in Lansing, Mich. ... Nickname is Roo ... Parents are Brian and Susan Kangas ... Father played baseball at Lansing Community College in 1980 ... Favorite non-sports hero is Batman ... If he could go anywhere in the world it would be Paris ... Majoring in business administration.

CAREER BESTS
Points: 39 at IPFW (1/17/09)
Rebounds: 7 (3 times), most recently vs. Kent State (3/17/09)
Assists: 5 (2 times), most recently vs. South Dakota State (12/31/08)
Field Goals: 13 at IPFW (1/17/09)
Field Goal Attempts: 22 at IPFW (1/17/09)
3-Pt. Field Goals: 8 (3 times), most recently vs. IUPUI (1/22/09)
3-Pt. FG Attempts: 17 vs. UMKC (1/20/07)
Free Throws: 13 vs. UMKC (2/28/09)
Free Throw Attempts: 13 vs. UMKC (2/28/09)
Steals: 4 (2 times), most recently at Western Illinois (2/19/09)
Blocks: 1 (7 times), most recently vs. North Dakota State (1/2/09)
Minutes: 43 at Oral Roberts (1/10/09)

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