Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 2:43 pm  |  23 responses

Shawn Kemp Jr Signs with Washington

After having committed to play for Alabama in 2009 and Auburn in 2010, but failing to follow through because of academic issues, Shawn Kemp Jr, the son of former six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp, will now be looking to finally kick off his college basketball career at Washington after the 6-10 forward signed with the Huskies program on Thursday. From the Seattle Times: “The Washington Huskies added Shawn Kemp Jr., who is the eldest son of legendary Sonic Shawn Kemp. The younger Kemp, a 6-10 forward, signed a financial aid agreement and 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 of Kemp. “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.”

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  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Washington’s class of 2011 leads the nation in names that make me laugh when I read them.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Reign Man 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Jer dawg

    I was thinking the same thing when I read the names. So funny. Andrew Andrews?jannue what? Sorry guys, but it is what it is. Shawn Kemp jr. Sounds equally as huge as his father. Why haven’t we heard of him earlier? Probably just a good player, not McDonalds all American good. I’m interested to see what next college hoops season has in store.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He sure is a big kid. His Dad has only been working with him for a few years. I saw highlights of him when he was 14-15, I assume he gotten considerably better.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    this is the first of many articles that will give details of shawn kemp’s kids lives.

  • http://www.listerblister.blogspot.com rainman10

    This isn’t the first we have heard of Shawn Kemp Jr. He was an alternate in the 2009 McDonald’s All-American game. This kid can play, I’m looking forward to finally seeing him in a college game.

  • Da Holy Karron

    His pops is my all time fav dunker him and baby Jordan

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Shawn Kemp Sr. has enough kids to make-up an entire team/coaching staff/ and fans.. I’d like to see the Klumps (oops, Kemps) play against the (Larry) Johnsons.. All jokes aside, is he gonna be the next Patrick Ewing Jr.?

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    An alternate for the 2009 McDonalds team? How old is this “freshman”?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Shawn Kemp’s Offpsring.

  • JL

    One of his 54 kids. Good size though. Hope he can ball like his dad. Especially since he seems to have the same academic problems as him too.

  • robb

    If your dad is a player like Kemp, Ewing or MJ you’ll probably be an average player at best. If your dad was an average player maybe you’ll be like Kobe or S Curry and be an excellent player.

  • K- Fizzle

    Never gonna be anything big but he should help the huskies out. It’s cool that he’s Seattle when his dad played in Seattle too! Let’s go Huskies.

  • ALEX80

    Bunch of haterz!!!! Bend those rims and wear those og Kamikaze.

  • Klav

    Did I really just see Kobe, Stephen Curry, and “excellent player” all in the same sentence? I have to be going crazy.

  • greg

    ^^^he is one of the best shooters and distributors in the game

  • http://Yahoo! Spagett

    Don’t get fat. Spagett!

  • Dingo

    hey Robb, you must of never watched Dell Curry based on that comment.

  • Dingo

    sorry nor Robb
    hey Klav, you must of never watched Dell Curry based on that comment.

  • Sws

    I hooped against andrew andrews last year. The boy is nice!!7

  • Sws

    I hooped against andrew andrews last year. The boy is nice!!

  • Astroboy_888

    The UW recruits does have some of the best names. Andrew Andrews could be a hidden gem. Dropped 31 with on NBA range 3 during Oregon-Washington high school all star game. Really under the radar recruit. Will be the 3rd string Point Guard after Abdul Gaddy and Tony Wroten Jr. UW will have 3 pure point guards on the team. Jernard Jarreau is a Cajun boy, a 6’10″ kid who handles the ball like a guard and 3 shooting range.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    When i was growing up, i used to collect Shawn Kemp Cards, whether that was upper deck, skybox, fleer, topps…now, i see that soon i will be collecting his kids cards…YES!!!

    but it gonna get expensive, cause…how many kids does the reign man has??