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Robert Knar
Player Profile:
Robert Knar 2908847
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Mundelein, Ill.
High School: Mundelein
Other College: Northern Iowa

2016-17: Sat out under NCAA transfer rules. 

2015-16 (Northern Iowa): Played in 12 games, including the double overtime NCAA Tournament contest vs. Texas A&M (3/20) … Averaged 1.1 points and 0.3 rebounds per game … Finished with 13 points and eight rebounds … Scored a career-high six points on his first two career 3-pointers during a career-best eight minutes at North Dakota (11/28) … Entered the scoring column in five games … Shot 29 percent (4-for-15) from the field, 20 percent (2-for-10) from beyond the 3-point arc and 75 percent (3-for-4) from the free throw line … Drained a career-high two free throws at Bradley (1/27) ... Member of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions ... Honor roll student.

2014-15 (Northern Iowa): Saw action in 12 games … Notched first career rebound at Bradley (2/21) … Played a season-high three minutes vs. Northwestern (11/26) ... Member of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions ... Honor roll student.

2013-14 (Northern Iowa): Redshirted after suffering a torn ACL during a preseason workout ... Honor roll student.

High School: Led Mundelein (Ill.) Consolidated High School to the Class 4A sectional final as a junior … Averaged 22.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range during his junior season … Earned all-state honorable mention and first-team All-North Suburban Conference recognition … Mr. Basketball of Illinois finalist in 2011-12 … Daily Herald all-area pick … Set the Mundelein career scoring record with 2,004 points … Also established a new school record for made 3-pointers … Missed the first 20 games of his senior season after suffering an ACL injury … Came back to lead to the team to the 4A sectional semifinal as a senior ... National Honor society member … Honor roll student all 16 terms … Summa Cum Laude graduate.

Personal: Born May 3, 1994 … Son of Richard and Theresa Knar … Has a sister, Toni and brother, Dickie … Father, Richard, played basketball at Navy and Illinois-Chicago … Mother, Theresa, played softball at Illinois-Chicago … Sister, Toni, played basketball at Missouri S&T … Brother, Dickie, played basketball at Marian (Wis.) University … Majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering … Chose UMKC because his teammates are fantastic and easy to get along with as well as a coaching staff that made him feel wanted and shows they are giving all their energy and dedication to the team … Enjoys learning famous songs on the piano, solving Rubik's cubes, watching Netflix and writing books … Favorite professional athletes David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals and Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors … Favorite professional teams are the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs … Favorite musicians are Pink Floyd, King Crimson and The Beatles … Favorite actors are Miles Teller, Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell … Offered scholarships by Albany, Ball State, Belmont, Bucknell, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Florida Gulf Coast, Illinois State, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola Chicago, Milwaukee, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Santa Clara, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Western Illinois and Wofford … Also recruited by Indiana, Illinois, Stanford, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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