May 4, 2006

Pitt offer looms for Kennedy

Schenley High School's basketball team ran rough-shod over the City League this season, compiling a perfect 16-0 record en route to the league championship. The Spartans lost only two games in the 2005-06 season, the opener against Reading and the state championship game against Lower Merion.

Along the way they collected a 30-2 record with a strong returning nucleus of talent. Among the Spartans' stars is junior small forward D.J. Kennedy.

Kennedy, 6-5, averaged 16.8 points per game for Schenley last season and colleges are picking up on his skills.

Kennedy says that two colleges have offered him an official scholarship so far: Xavier and Kansas State.

Schenley coach Fred Skrocki said that Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon visited the school last week and said that Kennedy and teammate DeJuan Blair should expect offers to be rolling down the hill from the Petersen Events Center soon.

Kennedy named a number of other colleges that appear close to extending scholarship offers, including Wake Forest, Tennessee, Connecticut, Georgetown, and Miami (Fla.).

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