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Levi Knutson
Player Profile:
Levi Knutson 114266
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Littleton, Colo.
High School: Arapahoe HS
Experience: 4 Letters

• 1st in single-season three-point field goal percentage (.474).
1st in consecutive games without fouling in a career (123).
2nd in school history minutes played without fouling out (2,371).
t-2nd in school history for career games played (123).
3rd in career three-point percentage (.393).
4th all-time in free throw percentage (.840).
t-6th in career three-pointers made (129).
9th in career three-point attempts (328).
22nd in career minutes played (2,371).
47th all-time in scoring (787 points).
Four-year CU letterwinner.

2010-11 School Records
Single-Season Three-Point FG Percentage (.474).
Single-Season Three-Point FG Percentage (minimum 100 attempts, .474).
Most career games without fouling out (123).

Records Tied
Most games played in a season (38).

2010-11 (senior)
Most Improved University of Colorado award winner (voted by the players).
Most Inspirational University of Colorado award winner (voted by the players).
2010-11 Big 12 Co-Sixth Man Award recipient.
Led team with 81 three-pointers (fifth overall in school history); most three-pointers by a Buff in eight years.
• Only the fifth CU player it tally at least 80 three-pointers in a season.
First CU player to lead Big 12 Conference (all games) in three-point percentage since Kenny Price (1997-98, .421).
Season/Career-bests: points scored (444), FGs made (158), attempts (312), rebounds (110); points per game (11.7), rebounds per game (2.9), field goal percentage (.506), 3-point percentage (.474), free throw percentage (.904).
shot a team-best 50.6 percent from the field.
Made six three-pointers in one game, twice (Oregon State, at Kansas State).
Made a three-pointer in 36 of 38 games; Made five or more three-pointers in a game four times; four or more treys in a game six times.
18th in seasonal minutes played (1,019).
Career-best 22 points in home victory over Oregon State (Dec. 4, 2010).
Big 12-best 21 points in home upset win over No. 5 Texas (Feb. 26, 2011).
Started a season-high eight games.
Led team in scoring with 18 points in road win at Texas Tech.
• led CU in scoring three other times, all wins (20 points at Kansas State; 22 vs. Oregon State; 18 vs. Texas Pan-American).  

Big 12 (only)
Second in three-point field goal percentage (.481) Tied for fifth in three-point field goals made (2.4).
Finished 16th in conference scoring (12.8 point per game).
CU was one of two teams in the conference to have three players in the top-20 (Iowa State the other).
Started four Big 12 games (11.8 ppg., 3.3 rpg., 43.6 FG%, seven three-pointers).

Big 12 (all games)
First in conference three-point percentage (.474).
• Eighth in three-point field goals made (2.1).

2009-10 (junior): Played in 23 games averaging 12.7 minutes, 3.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game • Netted scoring double figures three times • Season-high 34 minutes and scored a season high 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting against No. 1 Kansas in the Buffs six-point overtime loss • Tallied 11 points in home win over Texas Tech (Mar. 6) • Shared team honors with five rebounds at Missouri (Feb. 24) • Made 78.1 percentage of his free throws (25-for-32).

2008-09 (sophomore): Played 30 games with one start • Averaged 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist per game • Lone start came at Baylor (Feb. 28) with seven points, three rebounds, two assists in 33 minutes • Led team in scoring with a career-high 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting with a team-high four assists and two steals against Oklahoma State (Feb. 25) • Career-best six rebounds (all defensive) at home against Nebraska (Feb. 4) • Shared team-high honors with six rebounds at home against Nebraska (Feb. 4) and against Texas (Mar. 11) in Oklahoma City • Went 3-for-3 from the field in home win against Iowa State (Jan. 27) • Career-best two steals at Texas Tech (Jan. 20) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 25) • Played nine games 20+ minutes and netted three games in scoring double-digits.

2007-08 (freshman): Played in 32 games with one start • Averaged 4.6 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game • Lone start was a nine-point, three-rebound effort in home win over Colorado Christian (Nov. 20) • Second on the team at the free throw line (22-for-28, .786) and third in 3-pointers made (27) • Reached scoring double figures six times, including a season-best 12 points in neutral court win against Savannah State (Nov. 16); Big 12 best 11 points and 36 minutes at home against Baylor (Feb. 27); also played 36 minutes at Nebraska (Mar. 9) • Converted a pair of key 3-pointers in CU's 10-point win at Air Force (Nov. 29) • Helped CU upset Oklahoma (Feb. 9) with eight points with a pair of 3-pointers • Recorded 13 games with seven or more points.

ACADEMICS: Earned a Business-Finance degree in May 2011 • Three-time All-Big 12 academic first team (2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09) • 2010-11 CoSIDA Academic All-America second team selection (first CU men's basketball student-athlete to earn this prestigious honor in 31 years) • One of five CU athletes selected inaugural Dr. Gerald Lage award, the Conference's highest academic honor • 2010-11 CoSIDA Academic All-District Seven first team • 2010-11 NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court recipient • One of four CU student-athletes presented the Scholar-Athlete Award who have accumulated the highest cumulative grade point average in their respective class (and are awarded by academic year, not eligibility class) • One of two CU student-athletes to earn the Big 12 Conference Medal Awards, for those who have completed their eligibility with an outstanding record of athletics and scholarship • Achieved a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. in the Fall 2009 and Spring 2009 semesters; also earned Spring 2009 Dean's List • Seven-time Commissioners Honor Roll (Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011).

PERSONAL: Born Levi Kevin Knutson on November 15, 1988 in Fargo, North Dakota • Son of James and Jil Knutson • Is the youngest of four children, has two older brothers, Dustin and Jacob; sister, Candace • Father played basketball for Concordia (Minn.) • Enjoys golf, swimming and vacations to Minnesota • Lists earning a scholarship to play college basketball as his biggest moment of high school • Finalist 11th annual V Foundation Comeback Award in 2010-11 (awarded to an individual who has accomplished a personal triumph in the face of true adversity, be it in health, life or moral dilemma) • Earned "Lifter of the Year" by the Speed, Strength & Conditioning department at the 11th annual CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year).

ARAPAHOE HS: Averaged 28.6 points per game and helped team to a 19-5 record as a senior • Named 2007 Mr. Basketball and 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year • First-team all-state as a senior; second-team all-state as a junior • Two-time All-Continental League selection (senior/junior years); second-team all-league as a sophomore • Holds five Arapahoe High School single-season records (total field goals, two-point field goals, free throws made, total points scored, scoring average), as well as seven career records (games played, total field goals, two-point field goals, three-point field goals, total points scored (1,526), free throws made, free throw percentage) • Four-time academic all-state selection.

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