Kinsey J. Durgin
Grad Year: 2008
Year Inducted: 2013
Kinsey J. Durgin ’08 was a two-time First Team All-Little East Conference guard who starred for the men’s basketball program from 2003-07. During his tenure, the Anchormen won the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship in 2005 and 2007, reached the Championship Game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) N.E. Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2005 and 2006, and helped RIC capture the program’s first Little East Tournament Championship in 2007 as RIC advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament.
At the conclusion of his career, the Greenwood, Maine native left Rhode Island College having played in a school record 115 games, starting 98 of them. He totaled 1,290 career points, 472 rebounds, 308 assists and 131 steals. He averaged 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game for his career. Durgin was ninth all-time at RIC in career assists and 11th in scoring.
As a senior in 2006-07, Durgin was named Second Team All-New England by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), named All-Northeast Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and was awarded the same honors by D3Hoops.com. He was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. Durgin was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, while also garnering All-Tournament Team honors. He played in 31 games, starting all of them. He averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He scored a career-high 29 points in the Anchormen’s double overtime win at Plymouth State on Dec. 9. He tied a career-high with 11 rebounds in RIC’s win over Bridgewater State on January 4. He dished out a season-high five assists in two contests and made a season-high four steals in the NCAA Tournament win over Brandeis on Mar. 3. Durgin was named the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week three times.
As a junior in 2005-06, Durgin was named First-Team All Little East Conference and also earned All-LEC Defensive Team honors. He played in 29 games, starting all of them. He averaged a team-high 13.2 points, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals, to go along with 4.8 rebounds per game. He registered season-highs of 23 points and four steals vs. Western Connecticut on Feb. 7, 11 rebounds vs. Bridgewater State on Jan. 5 and a career-high 10 assists vs. Coast Guard on Jan. 30. Durgin was named LEC Player of the Week once on the season.
As a sophomore in 2004-05, he played in 29 games, starting all of them. He averaged 10.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He registered season-highs of 24 points vs. Fitchburg State on Nov. 29, eight rebounds twice, four assists twice and four steals five times.
As a freshman in 2003-04, Durgin played in 26 games, starting 11 of them. Durgin assumed the starting point guard duties while K.C. Grandfield was injured. He averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He registered season-highs of 18 points vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 7, five rebounds twice, six assists vs. Plymouth State on Jan. 24 and five steals vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 11.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rhode Island College in 2008 and went on to play two seasons of basketball professionally in Denmark. He received the John E. Hetherman Award as a senior in 2007.
Durgin is currently the executive director of recruiting for American International Sports Teams.