Jelan Kendrick blows up
Georgia prep star continues to impress
By Antonio Curro – Midwest PUNKS Editor
The 2010 class has a number of versatile multi-skilled elite national talents rocking the courts from coast to coast but when it’s all said and done one of the best in the group is 6-6 PG Jelan Kendrick of Westlake High School in Atlanta, GA.
The young backcourt phenom burst on the scene this past spring with a number of strong performances with Grassroots power Hoop Planet based out of Georgia. Long, athletic, and skilled, Kendrick is a lethal combination of size, athleticism, and skills that continues to cause opponents major matchup problems and has college coaches across the country lining up to secure his services. Kendrick blasted on the scene this winter with a 40-point effort against 2009 standout and USC commit Noel Johnson to kick off the season and he followed that up in December with a 35-point, 13-rebound, 10-assist performance that had the gym buzzing. Across the board, Kendrick has the ability to put in major work game in and game out and may have some of the most upside and potential of anyone in the 2010 class.
At 6-6 Kendrick is taller than most floor generals on the come up but on the national scene he brings to mind soft comparisons to a young Penny Hardaway. If he continues to work on his skills and physical package, he’s got all the makings of a major dude at the next level and perhaps beyond. Schools across the country continue to take notice as Georgetown, Florida State, USC, Tennessee, Texas, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and LSU are just a few of the schools who already have offers on the table for JK, who stands to become one of the hottest 2010 prospects in the country.
Antonio Curro is also the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASports.com as well as the Midwest Editor and National Consultant for the HoopScoop