|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Nashville, Tenn. (Lighthouse Christian)
Coach Sanderson says:
[quote]Israel is a very good rebounder. He can defend. His learning curve is also going to be important to him.[quote]
High School: Averaged 16.5 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior. Also scored more than 1,300 points in his high school career. Named team MVP as a junior and senior. District MVP in the MTCAA and TAACS State MVP his junior season. Selected as an All-State player his senior year. Also named a [quote]Blue Chip All-Star[quote], the [quote]Top Sleeper in Tennessee[quote] in prep basketball and was on the top 25 ranked seniors in the state of Tennessee list published by Rick Bolus.
Son of Margienell and Onnie Isaac Kirk of Nashville.
Why he chose Lipscomb:
[quote]Lipscomb has a good campus environment,[quote] Kirk said. [quote]Their NCAA Division I program is on the rise. Coach Sanderson and assistant coach Shaun Senters are great people. I want them to teach me more about the game.[quote]