Kevin Canevari, 22, a senior at Mercer College, stole the headlines from his more illustrious team mates by dancing the Nae Nae during his team’s win over Duke. The underdog Mercer defeated Duke 78-71 in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 21.
This is what you need to know about Canevari:
1. Aside From the Dance, He Got an Assist in the Duke Game
Canevari has averaged 9.2 minutes on the court per game this season. His ESPN stats page indicates that he averages 1.6 points per game. In the Duke game, his contribution amounted to one assist.
2. Canevari Was Also a Soccer Star in High School
He hails from Long Island and but graduated high school at Lake Norman in North Carolina. In his junior and senior years he was the team’s MVP. In 2010, the team won the North Carolina state championship. During his time at Lake Norman, he was also a soccer star.
Really happy for former North Meck/Lake Norman guard Kevin Canevari. Really instinctive, quick guard who was recruited really late
— Justin Parker (@CitizenJP) March 21, 2014
3. Brett Favre is His Hero
He has three older sisters, one of whom, Keri, is a soccer player at the College of Charleston. His parents are named Kevin and Aggie. According to his Mercer profile, his favored pre-game meal is a ham and cheese sandwich and his sporting hero is Brett Favre. On his Facebook page he says he’s a Yankees fan.
4. Canevari is Single, Ladies
— Leah Rubertino WBTV (@LRubertinoWBTV) March 21, 2014
According to his Facebook page, he’s single. But we expect when the world sees his dance moves, he’ll get snapped up by some lucky lady.
5. He’s Has a Brain For Business
Before deciding on Mercer, Canevari was recruited by UNC-Asheville and Elon. He’s a business major at Mercer.