NC State transfer Shaun Kirk joins UNCP men’s basketball program

PEMBROKE, NC ( – UNC Pembroke men’s basketball head coach Ben Miller announced Thursday that the Braves have added NC State transfer Shaun Kirk to the roster. Shaun, the older brother of current UNCP freshman Tyrell Kirk, will sit out the remainder of this season and compete for the Black & Gold during the 2018-19 campaign.

Kirk, a 6-7 forward, played in 33 games for the Wolfpack over the last three seasons, including 14 in each of his first two seasons in Raleigh.

“We are excited to welcome Shaun Kirk to UNC Pembroke and our basketball family,” Miller said. “He is a high-character and talented young man that comes from a quality family right down the road in Whiteville. It will be neat to see Shaun take the court with his brother Tyrell in Braves uniforms next season. Shaun is a dynamic athlete with unusual length and ability. He will be a great addition to our program.”

A four-year letterwinner at Whiteville High School for coach Jerry Singletary, Shaun averaged 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks per game as a senior in leading the Wolfpack to a 20-6 record. Along the way, he shot better than 56 percent from the field, including a 39 percent success rate from the perimeter, and registered 44 assists an outing as well. He participated in the East/West All-Star Game following the conclusion of his senior season as well.

The son of Sherry and Neal Kirk has three sisters – Shannon, Jacqueline and Kayla – and two brothers, Tyrell and Reginald. He is a social work major at UNCP.

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