Juhl wraps up UNK career with 814 points
KEARNEY, NEB. -- Senior Kyle Juhl put the finishing touches on a solid four-year men’s basketball career at the University of Nebraska-Kearney this past winter, averaging 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as the Lopers went 16-13 overall and 10-9 in the MIAA. He was a team captain and received honorable mention all-conference honors.
Juhl, a 2016 Harlan Community graduate and the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil’s 2016 Area Male Athlete of the Year, played in 116 games and started 65 times during his NCAA Division II career, racking up 814 points, 430 rebounds and 171 three-pointers. The 6-foot-5 forward is also a four-time member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, carrying a 3.49 GPA with a major in Exercise Science. Juhl will graduate in May and has been accepted into the University of Iowa’s Physical Therapy program.
Juhl started all 29 games for UNK as a senior, logging just under 30 minutes per contest. He ranked fourth on the team with 241 points and was second in total rebounds (153), made three-pointers (50-of-152), assists (71), steals (29) and blocked shots (14). He shot 38.5 percent from the field overall and made 27-of-44 free throws (.614). Juhl grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds vs. East Central on November 9 and tallied a season-high 20 points eight days later at Colorado School of Mines.
Junior Year: Juhl started all 28 games and averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. He led the team with 53 treys and 31 steals while adding 75 assists. Career-highs included 23 points at Emporia, 10 assists vs. Lindenwood and six three-pointers at Northeast State.
Sophomore Year: Juhl averaged 5.5 points and 2.8 boards while playing in 30 games (five starts). He hit 33 treys.
Freshmen Year: Juhl played in 29 games (3 starts) and averaged 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. He made 35 threes at a 43 percent clip and was voted UNK’s Male Freshman Athlete of the Year for all sports.
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