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Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:32 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2010 4:40 pm
 
Memphis coach Josh Pastner told CBSSports.com on Thursday that he is allowing Jelan Kendrick to rejoin practice but has made no decision on when or if the McDonald's All-American will be allowed to participate in games.

CBSSports.com first reported that Kendrick had been suspended from the team last week. Sources said the suspension was a result of a threat Kendrick, a freshman from Georgia, allegedly made against a teammate, this after also getting into an offseason altercation with a teammate.

Kendrick was not allowed to play in Wednesday night's exhibition win.

Pastner said Thursday that he's responded well to the disciplinarian action.

"Sometimes for change to happen you might need to hit rock bottom, might need to get something you love taken away," Pastner said. "Sometimes it's not until something that you love is taken away that you start to change."
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jamammy
Since: Feb 15, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 8:07 pm
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Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 10:26 am
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

HAHAHA.  it's all good.  Just didn't want anyone to think I'm an alias. 



Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 9:47 pm
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

Whoops, sorry, long 12 hour work day is my only excuse.  I agreed with you but ran the two posts together. 



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 9:26 am
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

Thanks Jamammy, I was wondering the same thing. 

I'm not Jamammy.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 9:12 am
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

Gary, thanks for the article and finally a note about our victory.  I was at the game and saw potential that was unreal.  Yes, they were slow in the beginning, but they are mostly freshmen.  The bigest surprise was Carmuchi (sp).  He is a shooter.  Black was very impressive.  Pastner did a good job substituting so players had equal playing time. 

As far as the Kendrick issue, negative posters what is your problem?  Why do you bash the kid and the coach?  The coach gave him an ultimatum and the player has responded.  If he continues to respond, he will play.  If he does not respond, he won't play. 
Give it a rest and worry about your own problems.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 11:22 pm
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

I don't know anything about Jelan's situation, but I can tell you about the LO game. Our guys looked like freshmen -- not as bad as last year, though -- for the first five or six minutes. For the next five or six minutes, they played like students taking a test and trying to remember what it was that the professor had said in class -- occasionally hitting on it. Then, you could tell that the lights sorta came on, and before you knew it, we were up 20. Pastner subbed them so often, they had to hire extra people to update the scoreboard! LOL I think Carmouche, who played about twenty minutes, was probably on the court longer than anybody else, and he can really play. Tarik Black looked good, Angel missed his first two three's but then settled down. He put a reverse move on someone pressing him as he received an inbound pass on the LO baseline and left the dude standing there all by himself! Joe Jackson was midway in the pack with the ball in transition, put a hesitation move on his opponent, and still outran everyone else on the floor for a layup. He may be Andre Turner quick -- we'll have to see. He also drove through three or four defenders and scored like he didn't even notice they were there. But the biggest play was a three-way fast break pass that ended in a giant two-handed throwdown by Tarik Black that brought the crowd to their feet and caused an LO timeout. Too many good things to remember, but the main one is that we've got players on this team and lots of them. We were, indeed, only playing Lemoyne-Owen in an exhibition, but we also spotted them two McDonalds All Americans and beat them by 50. Playing this team, when they get a few games under their belt, is going to be like trying to box an octopus -- you have no idea where the next punch is liable to come from.




Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 10:22 pm
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

Thanks Jamammy, I was wondering the same thing.  I have read reports of other exhibition games and the Memphis game  was not there.  Louisville got reported on because they opened a new arena.  I guess having the number two recruiting class wasn't good enough.  Actually, I wonder where the Memphis class ranks while Kanter is ineligible at UK.
And Dufus, save it.  You lack of knowledge is painful.  Kendrick played AAU ball with two of the other freshmen on the team.  Had he been a danger it would have been known before now.  He is a kid with basketball talent.  He needs guidance and help with his reactions.  As Memphis fans we trust Pastner to handle this in a way that all parties involved will grow from the experience.  We love our Tigers and that includes Jelan.



Since: Oct 10, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 9:05 pm
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

I would like to know the other two individuals involved and get their take on what happened.  Back in the day a team would just have a blanket party.  (See full Metal Jacket!)  Does anyone happened to have more details. (Gary) Should reports/analyst being buring more of that midnight oil and stop with the teasers.  Didn't really like that in high school now that I think about it.  Wink




Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 9:02 pm
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

dufuss - I'm guessing you aren't a fan of Memphis or it's coach. I'm guessing from your comments that you didn't understand what the coach was saying at all. Pastner benched Kendrick for his actions on the court during practice. He suspended him for threatening another player. Believe it or not, fights break out between teammates all the time. Pastner must have felt that Kendrick's actions were more than were acceptable by the team's standards. He then allowed Kendrick to practice maybe because he showed remorse and possibly apologized to the team in such a manner that made Pastner believe Kendrick learned that his actions wouldn't be accepted on his team. If you think that the coach is putting one of his other players at risk you must not know about Josh Pastner.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:58 pm
 

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

"Sometimes for change to happen you might need to hit rock bottom." (Pastner)   -------Help me out, coach.  Are you talking about Kendrick when you say this, or the person/persons that he could potentially injur?


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