NBA Draft: YSU’s Perry awaits

It’s an exciting time for Youngstown State’s standout Kendrick Perry. Tonight, he’ll await word on where he will head to next as his professional basketball career is on the horizon. Perry has been projected as a late-second round choice or an undrafted free agent by various media outlets.

The 6-foot guard from Ocoee, Florida leaves YSU as their all-time steals leader (246) as well as ranking second in three-pointers (201) and third in points scored (1,991) and assists (505). As a senior, he scored 21.3 points per game while increasing his field goal shooting percentage by 6.6% (44.0% as a junior to 50.6% as a senior). Over the course of his final three seasons on campus, he shot 35.5% or higher each year from three-point land.

Since the 2013-14 campaign ended, Perry was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament to display his skills against a select group of college seniors from around the country. In his three games in Virginia, he averaged 8.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Kendrick was invited to partake in individual workouts for NBA teams such as Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minnesota and Utah. He also had a pair of workouts with his hometown team of Orlando, which is only thirteen miles from Ocoee.

The NBA Draft will take place tonight on ESPN at 7:30 PM

Kendrick Perry’s Career Stats
Youngstown State
2013-14 – 21.3 ppg, 4.4 apg, 4.1 rpg, 35.6% 3PT
2012-13 – 17.3 ppg, 4.1 apg, 5.5 rpg, 35.7% 3PT
2011-12 – 16.8 ppg, 3.9 apg, 3.3 rpg, 35.5% 3PT
2010-11 – 9.0 ppg, 4.1 apg, 3.6 rpg, 31.5% 3PT

NBA Draft History
Youngstown State
1984 – 8th Round/179th pick – Knicks select Ricky Tunstall
1978 – 4th Round/75th pick – Jazz select Jeff Covington
1970 – 15th Round/221st pick – Lakers select Will Teague
1964 – 12th Round/93rd pick – Royals select Fred Jones*
1960 – 8th Round/59th pick – Pistons select Mickey Yugovich
1952 – Bullets select Mike Magula
*The Cincinnati Royals became the Sacramento Kings

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