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One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:10 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2011 1:26 pm
 
By Matt Norlander

UPDATE: Link and info from Washington press release at the bottom.

The city of Seattle will have a Kemp on the court once again.

The University of Washington has finally retrieved Shawn Kemp Jr. to play for the Huskies. According to Percy Allen, the Huskies beat writer with the Seattle Times, the announcement's set to come later today.

The younger Kemp, a 6-10 forward, will sign a financial aid agreement. He completes the class of 2011, which includes: guards Tony Wroten Jr., Hikeem Stewart and Andrew Andrews and forwards Jernard Jarreau and Martin Breunig.

Coach Lorenzo Romar said all six incoming freshmen are currently enrolled in summer classes at UW.

"He's got good size," Romar said. "He's a very good athlete. He can run the floor. He's the type of player that plays above the rim. He's a real good defender."

He'll be big in name and size only, for now. Kemp Jr.'s got a lot of knives to sharpen in his game, so it's likely he'll see a lot of pine this season on a Huskies team that doesn't look to have too much drop-off from last season, despite losing guard Isaiah Thomas to the NBA. The class listed in the drop-quote above is very solid, led by Wroten, Jr.

The younger Kemp had quite the tough path on his way to playing for Romar. He initially caught coaches' attention three years ago when his game began to blossom in summer play. It was then that he originally agreed to play at Alabama, when he was classified in the class of 2009.

But Kemp Jr.'s grades were bad, causing him to attend postgraduate school, which he did at Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) in 2009-10. Then came a commitment to Auburn.

Again, his grades weren't good enough.

After going through a throng of tests, he's in the clear to attend UW. You wonder how hungry he is for this opportunity, now that it's finally come.

"He signed a scholarship agreement and started summer classes on July 7," according to Washington's press release. "Kemp joins five other Huskies that are participating in the UW’s L.E.A.P. Program: Andrew Andrews, Martin Breunig, Jernard Jarreau, Hikeem Stewart and Tony Wroten. L.E.A.P. is designed to help new players get acclimated to college life and get a head start on academics."

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:47 am
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

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Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:45 pm
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

Kemp Jr.'s got a lot of knives to sharpen in his game,

Let's just hope those are the only knives he will be sharpening up. Actually, let's just keep all the knives away from this young man so that he doesn't use them the way is father did in chopping up lines.



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:40 pm
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

Hahaha. The heading says it all. It's nice to see one of Kemp's 27 kids doing something positive.



Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:13 pm
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

i think Calvin Murphy still holds the title - 15 kids with 10 different women.  The interesting name is Scott Skiles - at least six kids out of wedlock.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 11:12 am
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

Wow like father like son.  I wonder if this kid thinks he is going to be one and done?  He could not get his grades up twice to make it to college does he really think he will make it in college.  Good luck.  I would say I hope your dad helps but from what I have heard of Kemp Sr.  He is not around very often.



Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:54 am
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

Actually Marcus Jordan is considered one of the top guards in the NCAA look at his stats at UCF.  He's not a bad player.


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Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:47 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:17 pm
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

bigdog9 you are assuming Shwawn Kemp Sr. has even met Shawn Kemp Jr.?




Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 5:25 pm
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

I agree the kid can become  good ball player but he also needs to absorb the education that will be provided. My son is collegiate athlete to but school comes first he knows this. Kemp's dad needs to make sure that his son gets an education as well as become his own player. You know its hard to play from under your sports figure dad or mom. Look at the jordan boys, not raising any heat in college yet. 




Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 3:31 pm
 

One of Shawn Kemp's kids will play at Washington

This kid deserves a chance to develop without the criticism and negative words already being thrown his way. Because of his struggles with the grades with the right guidance he can still develop into a good student athlete. Don't assume things just because his name is Shawn Kemp.


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