ST. BENEDICT'S PREP
Third-year junior who turned heads with his confident play as a true freshman and continued his strong defensive play and leadership last season…Versatile and athletic performer with a frame for the game and a winning mentality…Wears No. 10 after dressing in No. 32 as a freshman...A 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team member.
2011-2012 (6.5 ppg/3.3 rpg): Averaged 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 22.1 minutes this season...Started three games...Third on the team with 1.3 steals per game...Second on the team (11-plus attempts) in free throw percentage, shooting .778 (28-of-36) from the stripe...Team is 4-3 when he scores in double-figures...Posted 11 points - all in the second half - in the win over St. John’s (March 3)...Played a personal-best 29 minutes vs. the Red Storm...Scored 10 points in 20 minutes in the upset bid of No. 2 Syracuse (Feb. 19)...Registered a solid game at Notre Dame (Feb. 15), shooting 4-of-7 from the floor to score nine points, all in the second half...Matched his career high with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Seton Hall (Feb. 8), keeping RU in the game...Added three assists (against no turnovers) and two steals vs. the Pirates...Neared his career high with 13 points on six-of-nine shooting at Providence (Feb. 1), adding five boards...Scored six points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists at No. 10 Georgetown (Jan. 21)...Tallied a productive game in the win over Notre Dame (Jan. 16), scoring nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and grabbing five rebounds in 22 minutes...Hit clutch second-half shots in the upset win over No. 8 UConn, finishing with nine points and three steals...Scored eight points on 4-for-9 shooting against West Virginia (Jan. 4), adding three steals and two assists...Matched his career high with 14 points, as he earned the start against Monmouth (Dec. 12)...Dished out two assists and blocked a personal-best two shots vs. the Hawks...Shot 4-of-7 for 13 points and a career-high tying five steals against UMBC (Nov. 28)...Shot 3-of-6 to score nine points with three rebounds versus Richmond (Nov. 23) at the Cancun Challenge...Had six rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench vs. Hampton (Nov. 20)...Tied his career high with 14 points against Sacred Heart (Nov. 17) on 6-of-8 shooting...Came off the bench against Dartmouth (Nov. 11), scoring four points and grabbing a team-high six boards.
2010-11 (5.6 ppg/1.2 apg/1.1 spg): Averaged 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes...Earned one start in 2010-11…First among bench scorers…Shot 75-for-178 (.421) from the floor…Grabbed 34 steals, which ranked third on the team (1.1/game)…Scored in double-figures five times...Notched seven-plus points 11 times...Team was 1-1 when he paced RU in scoring…Grabbed four-plus boards 13 times – including the final three contests – and double-figure boards once…Posted double-figures in the upset of Villanova (2/ 9), including his first two career dunks…Scored nine points on 4-for-8 shooting at St. John’s (2/ 2), adding five rebounds…In his first career start against USF (1/20), scored five points - all from the charity stripe - and notched two assists and two steals…Earned his first career double-double at UConn (1/11) with 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds…Notched seven points and five rebounds in the win over Providence (1/ 8)…Led the team for the first time with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting against Saint Peter’s (12/ 23), adding five rebounds in 18 minutes…Against Saint Joseph’s (11/ 26), scored eight points, adding four rebounds, two blocks and two assists…Tallied a career night in his Scarlet Knight debut at Princeton (11/ 12), with 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting, five steals and two assists.
Scholastic: A 2010 graduate of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J…Averaged 10.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 49.7 percent as a senior to help the Gray Bees to a 20-1 record and a No. 4 final ranking nationally from USA Today and ESPN/Rise…Was a Newark Star-Ledger All-Prep selection…Played three season at SBPS under head coach Dan Hurley and served as team captain as a senior…A nationally rated prospect by ESPN.com… As a junior, helped the Gray Bees to a 24-3 record and a No. 7 national ranking in the final USA Today Super 25 Poll…Played on the AAU circuit for New Heights under head coach Kimani Young…Was teammates on New Heights with fellow Division I talents Devon Collier (Oregon State), Ashton Pankey (Maryland) and JayVaughn Pinkston (Villanova).
Personal: Born January 13, 1992…Son of Kathy Kennedy…Interested in criminal justice.