|3 Chris Kupets
Attended prep school last season at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. ... One of eight players from Patterson to receive a Division I scholarship ... Athletic combo guard with a scorer's mentality ... Possesses a tremendous work ethic and is expected to compete for a starting backcourt position.
Played for coach Ron Link at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga. ... Scored 1,374 points in two years at CSHS to rank sixth on the school's career scoring list ... Led his team to a 52-7 overall record and a pair of regional championships ... Named 2007 Athens Banner-Herald Northeast Georgia Player-of-the-Year ... 2007 Region 8-4A Player-of-the-Year ... Two-time all-state first-team performer ... Earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior and served as team captain both seasons ... Averaged 25.3 points and 6.3 assists per game as a senior ... Honor Roll student.
Full name is Christopher Jordan Kupets .., Born August 28, 1988 in Bedford, Texas ... Son of Patti and Mark Kupets, who played football at Indiana State University ... Youngest of four children ... Has an older brother Mark, who was a member of the 2002 Ivy League track champions at Penn ... Sisters, Ashley and Courtney, both received gymnastics scholarships to Georgia and were members of national championship teams ... Courtney was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team that won the silver medal, while she captured and individual bronze medal ... AAU team was the Georgia Stars ... Academic major is undeclared.