Three-star 2007 prospect James Kirkendoll has made a smooth transition from the football field to the basketball court this fall. One of the top wide receivers in Texas, Kirkendoll, 6-foot, 170-pounds from Round Rock High School, is establishing himself as one of the top point guards in the state as well.
Averaging 25 points and 5 assists per game, Kirkendoll put up 45 points in a recent game.
"James is a strong point guard who can really score the basketball, but has the ability to create for others," said Kirkendoll's AAU coach Tony Johnson of the Dallas Mustangs. " He shoots it lights out and gets to the basket and finishes at will."
With football offers from Oregon and Clemson and interest from a number of other top programs, Kirkendoll also has the attention of the college basketball coaches. According to Coach Johnson, Clemson, Colorado, Colorado State, Indiana State and American have all offered Kirkendoll. He as is being recruited in hoops by Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Iowa, Texas-Arlington, Stephen F. Austin and Texas State.
"James is a tremendous athlete who has an incredible work ethic both on and off the floor," said Johnson. "A bunch of schools are going to want him to play both sports for them."