YSU’s Perry honored by Horizon League

For the second time this season and the fifth time in his career, senior guard Kendrick Perry has been named the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Feb. 24. Perry also earned the honor on Nov. 11, 2013.

On the day he was named a Capital One Second Team Academic All-America, Perry recorded a career-high 35 points against Milwaukee on FEb. 20.

The senior was 11-for-17 from the floor in the game, coming up one rebound shy of a double-double while eclipsing 30 points for a Horizon League best seventh time in 2013-14.Perry also broke the YSU single-season free-throws made record and now has 171 this year.

On Feb. 20 against Valparaiso, Perry scored to 12 points, but broke the 1,900-point barrier for his career.

With 600 points on the season, Perry became the first Youngstown State player since Tilman Bevely in 1986-87 to score 600 points in a year.

At 1,909 career points, Perry ranks fifth in YSU history and is 15th in Horizon League history in scoring. The conference’s all-time career steals leader with 243, Perry needs two to break his own YSU single-season steals record of 74.

The Penguins visit Cleveland State, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


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