Tag:Jelan Kendrick
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:07 am
Edited on: December 30, 2010 11:11 am

Kendrick transferring from Memphis to Ole Miss

Former McDonald's All-American Jelan Kendrick is transferring from Memphis to Ole Miss, a source close to the situation told CBSSports.com on Thursday.

An official announcement is expected shortly.

Kendrick will enroll in cla in Oxford next month.

Kendrick was one of the prizes of Josh Pastner's recruiting class but struggled at Memphis almost from the moment he enrolled. He fought a teammate in June and seriously threatened another during preseason workouts. He was suspended, then reinstated and essentially dismissed from the program without ever playing in a regular season game. The 6-foot-6 wing also considered Georgia Tech and West Virginia. He'll be eligible at Ole Miss next December.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:25 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 2:28 pm

Source: Kendrick no longer on Memphis team

McDonald's All-American Jelan Kendrick is no longer a part of the Memphis basketball program, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Saturday.

Kendrick is expected to transfer to an undetermined school at the semester break.

Memphis will release him, the source said.

Kendrick spent part of the preseason suspended from the Tigers after sources told CBSSports.com he made a verbal and startling threat to a teammate, this after spending much of the offseason bickering and fighting with teammates to the point where he was not allowed to go on an exhibition trip to the Bahamas. The 6-foot-7 wing was subsequently placed in counseling and seemed to be doing better; he was reinstated in time for last Tuesday's exhibition, but suspended again before Friday's season-opening win over Centenary because of what The Commercial Appeal described as an "incident" at shoot-around.

The decision to permanently remove Kendrick from the team was made Saturday morning.

Memphis next plays Miami on Monday night.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:32 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2010 4:40 pm

Kendrick reinstated for practices at Memphis

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."
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:43 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2010 8:00 pm

Memphis suspends Kendrick after verbal threat

McDonald's All-American Jelan Kendrick has been indefinitely suspended from the Memphis basketball team because of a verbal threat made against a teammate, multiple sources close to the program told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

The sources said Kendrick remains enrolled and is receiving counseling.

He is not, however, practicing with the team.

"He had an issue on the team … and they're trying to [investigate] what actually happened," Daren Darby, Kendrick's former summer coach, told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. "They're trying to get to the bottom of it, and they feel like they need some time to make sure they have all the facts about what happened."

In addition to the threat, a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity told CBSSports.com that Kendrick has been in multiple altercations with teammates since arriving on campus, one of which contributed to second-year coach Josh Pastner banning Kendrick from the Tigers' preseason trip to the Bahamas. Reached Tuesday by phone, Pastner declined to discuss with CBSSports.com the details surrounding Kendrick's suspension. He said only that, "It's a personal matter, and Jelan will be back [with the team] when the matter is resolved."

Darby told CBSSports.com that coaches from other schools have heard about Kendrick's issues and already started calling to inquire about the possibility of a transfer at the end of the semester. Still, Darby insisted Kendrick would prefer to remain at Memphis, if possible.

"Recruiting never stops with kids, I'm learning," Darby said. "But we're not at that point yet."

Rivals.com ranked Kendrick No. 15 in the Class of 2010.

Scout.com had him at No. 20 while MaxPreps.com ranked him 31st.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2009 7:44 pm

Pastner adds third top 20 recruit to Memphis

Jelan Kendrick committed to Memphis on Saturday, giving first-year coach Josh Pastner his third top 20 national recruit and by extension a class that is arguably the country's best.

Kendrick is a 6-foot-6 wing from just outside of Atlanta. He had previously stated he would wait until May to sign, but those plans changed during a weekend visit to Memphis. Kendrick is the third prospect ranked in MaxPreps.com's top 20 to commit to the Tigers. The others are Will Barton (No. 3 at MaxPreps.com) and Joe Jackson (No. 11 at MaxPreps.com). Memphis also has commitments from Chris Crawford, Antonio Barton and Hippolyte Tsafack.

North Carolina is the only other school with three top 20 recruits. The trio of elite prospects committed to the Tar Heels are Harrison Barnes (No. 4 at MaxPreps.com), Reggie Bullock (No. 5 at MaxPreps.com) and Kendall Marshall (No. 13 at MaxPreps.com).
Posted on: October 3, 2009 4:04 pm
Edited on: October 3, 2009 4:05 pm

Kendrick on campus here at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- I'm on football duty this weekend, here covering LSU-Georgia. But before coming over to Sanford Stadium I spent Saturday morning at the Bulldogs' basketball practice facility, where a number of the best high school prospects from the state of Georgia were hanging out -- among them Jelan Kendrick.

MaxPreps.com ranks Kendrick No. 16 in the Class of 2010.

The 6-foot-5 guard from Marietta, Ga., played with the Memphis Magic Elite in the summer and helped that team -- which also featured Joe Jackson, Cris Crawford, Tarik Black and Adonis Thomas -- win the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas. He's still considering a host of schools (everybody from Kentucky to Memphis to Georgia Tech to Tennessee), but a couple of people close to Kendrick said Georgia is a realistic option for the in-state star because he understands he's the type of prospect who could be a program-changer from the start for first-year coach Mark Fox.
Category: NCAAB
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