BREAKING: Sha'Markus Kennedy (McNeese State) Selected as 2020 Professional Basketball Combine Honoree
BREAKING: Sha'Markus Kennedy (McNeese State) has been selected as a 2020 Professional Basketball Combine honoree. In two seasons at Chipola (JUCO) and two seasons at McNeese State, the Tuscaloosa native accumulated 1,643 points, 882 rebounds, 105 assists, 86 steals, and 245 blocks.
As a senior this season, Kennedy earned the following accolades: NABC All-District (22) First Team, All-Southland First Team, Southland All-Defensive Team, Southland Defensive Player of the Year, 4x Southland Player of the Week. He led the Southland conference in nearly all scoring, shooting efficiency, rebounding, and advanced all-in-one metrics while being second in blocks. Kennedy's 67.9 FG% mark this season was second in the nation to only Udoka Azubuike (Kansas) and his 72 dunks were third in the nation to only Obi Toppin (Dayton) and Azubuike.
While standing only slightly above 6'8", Kennedy boasts an approximately 7'3" wingspan, is a springy vertical athlete, and has a keen sense of timing for blocking shots and high-pointing rebounds.
After the JUCO product turned dominant DI force wrapped up his college career, he inked a contract with Pallacanestro Cantù of the Lega Basket Serie A (1st Division Italy), one of the top leagues in the world. He has provided immediate impact to the club, notching a 16 point 12 rebound double-double in his first scrimmage appearance, and 13 points in his first regular season game against Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna on September 27th.
We are excited to welcome Sha'Markus Kennedy to the PBC family and look forward to all of his future success in professional basketball!
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