Akron, Ohio – The Akron Zips men's basketball program added a graduate transfer from Oregon State to their roster as Zips' head coach John Groce announced the signing of Malcolm Duvivier (Toronto, Ontario) on Tuesday.
"Malcolm is a great addition to our program," Groce said. "He is a big strong guard who is experienced and knows what it takes to compete at a high level. Malcolm's power and athleticism mixed with his toughness and competitiveness should allow him to become one of the top guards in the Mid-American Conference."
Duvivier is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound guard from the PAC 12 conference that will be eligible to compete for the Zips during the 2017-18 season. As a sophomore during the 2014-15 season at Oregon State, Duvivier posted career-high numbers while playing in all 31 games. He started 30 games and averaged 34.8 minutes per contest, scoring a second-best 10.7 points per game while dishing out a team-high 3.5 assists a night. He was OSU's primary ball handler and was one of the Beavers' top defensive players.
"Malcolm is an explosive scorer and elite defender,'' Groce said. "He can score in a variety of ways and is terrific in the open court, in isolation, and off ball screens. Defensively, he is very active and plays with a lot of energy, which allows him to be a versatile defender."
During his junior season, Duvivier helped lead Oregon State to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1990. He started all 32 games and played 25.3 minutes per game. Duvivier contributed 6.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists as the Beavers posted a 19-13 overall mark. As a freshman, he played in all 32 games, scoring 3.1 points in 11.4 minutes of action. In three years with the Beavers, Duvivier averaged 6.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.
The C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office is now accepting deposits for 2017-18 men's basketball season tickets. Fans, can place deposits online anytime on GoZips.com/Tickets, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Mondays through Fridays by either calling 1-888-99-AKRON (25766) or visiting The C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field (located at 375 E. Exchange Street, near Gate 1 at the southwest corner of the venue, at the corner of E. Exchange and S. Union streets). Attention, existing season ticket holders' renewal information will be arriving shortly.