Awards & Honors
Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (11)
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (12)
Played in 17 games, averaging 2.8 points and 1.4 assists...shot 78.8 percent (26-33 FG) from the free-throw line and averaged 1.4 rebounds...missed the first 18 games while under suspension for violating the student-athlete code of conduct discipline policy...posted a season-high 12 points vs. Oklahoma.
A former walk-on who was placed on scholarship for the second semester...averaged 4.0 points and 1.5 assists...was a First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection...shot 45.5 percent (20-44 FG) from the field...played in 21 games...missed 13 games due to a broken wrist suffered in the Mississippi Valley State game...poured in a career-high 14 points and matched his career high in assists with six vs. Iowa...also handed out six assists vs. Northern Colorado...scored six points in Iowa State’s win over Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament.
Iowa State’s first guard off the bench...averaged 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists...shot 76.4 percent from the free-throw line (42-55 FT)...one of four Cyclones to compete in all 32 games...registered three starts...was a Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection...tallied four double-digit scoring efforts...netted 11 points behind a 3-of-3 effort from 3-point range vs. Dartmouth...tallied 12 points vs. Chicago State...posted 11 points at Oklahoma State, making all eight free-throw attempts...handed out five assists vs. Colorado.
Sat out season as a redshirt...joined the team as a recruited walk-on.
Starting point guard on Ames’ 2009 Class 4A state championship team...team finished the season with a perfect 26-0 mark...started his last two seasons at point guard...averaged 9.1 points as a senior to earn second-team All-CIML honors...was teammates with Harrison Barnes (North Carolina), Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Jesse Pritchard (Yale)...had a 3.34 assist/turnover ratio and shot 52.0 percent from the field...scored 11 points in Ames’ state championship game win over Linn-Mar...was an honorable mention all-conference pick as a junior.
Born July 9, 1991, Ames, Iowa...son of Pierre and Berthe Palo...business major...full name is Yempabou Kevin Palo...nicknamed “Bubu” from Bubu Bear in the Yogi Bear cartoon...was outstanding soccer player in high school, earning first-team Class 3A all-state honors from the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.