Summer League Magic Player Preview: Kendrick Perry
The 2014 Orlando Summer League begins Saturday. We’ll be taking a look at some of the Magic’s squad invitees. The list is subject to change, but there are currently 19 men on Orlando’s roster. You already know about Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon, and last year’s second round selection Romero Osby who is back after being cut before the ’13-’14 season began and spending time in the D-League. As well as draft pick-ups Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, and Roy Devyn Marble. We’ll peek at the rest.
Who is Kendrick Perry?
Listed at 6-foot, Perry was born in Ocoee, FL and went to Edgewater High School. So we have ourselves a native. The 21-year-old guard went to Youngstown State where he was 3 times named to the Horizon All-League First Team and twice to the Horizon League’s All-Defensive Team. Kendrick has been praised for having the best Penguins basketball career in school history. Perry owns YSU’s scoring record (1,991 points) and the Horizon League record for most steals (246).
He’s a Rob Hennigan guy for sure. Won YSU’s Student Athlete of the Year award last year. Kendrick improved his game every year in school. In his senior season, he averaged 22.1 ppg, 4.4 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 2.3 spg on 50.1 FG%, 72.5 FT%, and 34.1 3PT% in 29 games at 38.1 minutes per contest. Here’s an hour-long soundless highlight reel. Perry went undrafted on June 26th, but his athleticism has him on NBA teams’ radars. His 6′ 6″ wingspan doesn’t hurt either.