Is one of the first two graduate transfers in Duquesne basketball history (along with Emile Blackman) ... brings 95 games of Division I experience - including 54 starts - to the Dukes ... spent last season at Drake where he averaged 11.1 ppg. ... has 619 career points, including 116 3-pointers ... has scored in double-digits 22 times, with 15 coming last season at Drake ... began his college career at Northwestern in 2012-13 ... has played for three coaches in his first three seasons (Bill Carmody and Chris Collins at Northwestern and Ray Giacoletti at Drake) ... is an outstanding student who earned third team CoSida Academic All-America honors in 2016 ... averaged 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during a six-game Far East Tour in late May ... scored 18 points in a win over a team from Lithuania ... was accompanied on the tour by teammate Darius Lewis.
as a redshirt junior at Drake (2015-16)
Played in 30 of 31 games with 26 starts ... was second on head coach Ray Giacoletti's 7-24 Bulldogs with an 11.1 ppg. scoring average and 54 3-pointers (.342) ... hit three or more 3-pointers in a game nine times ... scored in double-digits 15 times, with a career high of 41 in an overtime win over Western Kentucky at the Gulf Coast Showcase in late November ... Duquesne was one of eight teams in the three-day tournament ... went 13-of-23 from the field and 11-of-11 from the line in posting the most points by a Drake player since 1981 ... the 41 points, which included four 3-pointers, were the seventh-most in school history ... went 6-of-9 from the arc in scoring 23 points vs. UIC five days later to earn Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week honors (Nov. 30) ... hit five 3-pointers in scoring 30 in a win over Abilene Christian on Dec. 22 ... was named MVC Newcomer of the Week a second time following the ACU game (Dec. 29) ... was 7-of-12 from the field with three 3-pointers in scoring 21 points at Bradley on Feb. 20 ... led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding four times.
as a sophomore at Northwestern (2013-14)
Saw action in all 33 games with 11 starts under head coach Chris Collins for the 14-19 Wildcats ... averaged 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game ... was fourth on the team with 28 3-pointers ... his .346 3-point percentage was second-best on the team ... scored in double digits twice ... posted career highs for points (19) and 3-pointers (5) in 30 minutes off the bench vs. UCLA ... came off the bench to score 11 points and add a career-high-tying nine rebounds in a victory over Brown ... converted a key three-point play with 42.9 seconds remaining in the 58-52 win ... hit a pair of 3-pointers in scoring eight points at Michigan ... posted nine points and three rebounds in a return to his home state vs. No. 20 (AP) Iowa ... made his first start of the season in a victory over No. 23 Illinois ... hit a trio of first-half 3-pointers, scoring nine points in a victory at Indiana ... scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, in a victory over Iowa in the Big Ten tournament.
as a freshman at Northwestern (2012-13)
Played in all 32 games with 17 starts for a 13-19 team coached by Bill Carmody ... averaged 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game ... tied for third on the team with 34 3-pointers ... came off the bench to make first four shots, including three 3-pointers, en route to scoring 15 points in first collegiate game, versus Texas Southern ... posted 11 points with four rebounds, two blocks and two steals in first Big Ten game vs. No. 2 (AP) Michigan ... hit three 3-pointers in scoring 10 points in a victory at Penn State ... connected on three 3-pointers in scoring 13 points in a season-high 34 minutes at No. 13 (AP) Ohio State ... had nine points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. No. 16 (AP) Ohio State ... totaled a season-high 16 points at No. 10 (AP) Michigan State.
Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa (head coach Jeff Horner) ... named first-team Class 4A all-state as a junior and senior ... averaged 18.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in leading West Des Moines Valley to an 18-6 record and IHSAA 4A state tournament quarterfinal appearance as a senior ... named Central Iowa Metro League (CIML) Player of the Year by the Des Moines Register following his senior year ... was first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior ... was rated third in the state of Iowa class of 2012 by ESPN.com ... team captain ... averaged 21.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in helping the Tigers to a 16-8 record and sub-state championship game as a junior ... was the second-leading scorer in the state in class 4A that season ... Averaged 14.8 ppg. as a sophomore ... earned CIML basketball academic awards all four years ... played AAU ball for Martin Brothers Attack.
Son of Kent and Lynn Marie Abrahamson ... father played collegiate basketball at Northern Iowa and was an assistant women's coach at Missouri State. ... completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Drake in the spring of 2015 ... posted a 3.91 GPA as an undergrad ... took MBA classes at Drake in 2015 and is working toward his MS in management at Duquesne ... full name is Kale Lee Abrahamson ... date of birth: 5/30/93.
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 41 vs. Western Kentucky (Jr.)
Rebounds - 9 vs. Brown (So.) & vs. Ohio State (Fr.)
Assists - 4 vs. Abilene Christian (Jr.)
Steals - 2 (2 times) vs. Bradley (Jr.) last
Blocks - 2 vs. Evansville (Jr.)
3-Pointers - 6 vs. UIC (Jr.)
Minutes - 40 vs. Western Kentucky (Jr.)