Wolfville’s Jake Kendrick, right, joins fellow Holland College teammate Kyle Welton, left, to play basketball or Jake’s dad Tim Kendrick at UPEI.
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Another Kings County basketball player is joining the UPEI basketball program.
Wolfville’s Jake Kendrick, son of coach, Tim Kendrick, will join the Panthers basketball squad after two years at Holland College.
“Both Kyle (Welton, another Holland player joining UPEI) and Jake bring a championship pedigree, and are exceptionally committed team players,” Tim Kendrick said. “Their positivity and team-first attitudes on and off the court are stellar, and they are both proven winners. Equally as important, they are committed to their studies as well.
“We are delighted to welcome these two highly competitive and character players to our Panther family.”
Jake, a six-foot-one guard will join the Panthers as a red shirt to work on his development while enrolling in the university’s arts program.
“I am really looking forward to joining the Panthers, and of course, playing for my father again,” said Jake Kendrick. “I know his expectations of his players are simply that you must bring your best attitude and effort everyday, and I certainly will.”
Tim said Jake’s outside shooting is a potential asset, but one of his strongest skills is his basketball IQ.
“Jake might be the smartest basketball player I have ever coached,” he said. “He has the ability to make his teams better by simply providing what is needed at any given time. He has played in a number of big games, and is a clutch performer.”
Horton graduates Ellis Ffrench and Lorenzo Parker are also part of the men’s team, along with former Acadia players Tyler Scott and Bradley States. Horton graduate Candace Smith plays on the women’s team.