Above photo of DJ Kane from obutigers.com
BELTON, Texas- For the second straight day, the UMHB men’s basketball team received reinforcements from the transfer portal, as Ouachita Baptist’s DJ Kane announced his decision to transfer to UMHB on Saturday night.
Kane spent one year on the roster of Div. II Ouachita Baptist, playing in all 17 games during the 2020-21 season. The Round Rock, Texas native played the previous two years at Richland College, a JUCO school in Dallas. While he was a junior this past season, he has two years of eligibility remaining.
The 6’1, 198 lb guard started 12 games in his lone season at Ouachita Baptist, and finished third on the team in scoring with 8.4 points per game. He flashed his remarkable ability as an outside shooter several times over the course of the year, including in a 22-point performance against Arkansas-Monticello. Kane also averaged 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest.
During the 2019-20 season at Richland College, Kane averaged 13.7 points per game, and earned First Team honors at the NJCAA Div. III national tournament.
What makes Kane such a highly-rated player is his performance on the offensive end, as the guard displayed a variety of step-backs and crossovers this past season. He also has the ability to stop on a dime, making him hard to defend, and drives to the lane with confidence. Kane is a strong offensive weapon off the dribble.
He is also a solid defender with phenomenal footwork that limits the ability for opponents to drive to the lane, and tallied 13 steals with Ouachita this past year.
Kane is the 11th addition to the Cru’s incoming class and the fourth transfer UMHB has added this offseason. He is likely to compete for the starting role at the shooting guard position entering the 2021-22 season.
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