College Hoops Player of the Day for Sunday, November 10, 2013
Senior guard, Kendrick Perry, brought down the house on Eastern Kentucky in the final round of the Kennesaw State Tournament in Kennesaw, Georgia, with a stunning performance, canning 11 of 19 shots from the field, including four of nine from three-point range as Youngstown State sent Eastern Kentucky to their first loss of the season, 75-67.
Flirting with a triple-double, Perry added nine boards and seven assists, helping the Penguins establish a 36-26 lead at the half, and later scoring five straight points to put Youngstown ahead by seven points in the waning minutes of the game.
Youngstown State, expected to finish somewhere in the middle of the pack in the Horizon League, won all three of their games in the tournament, topping host Kennesaw State in the opening round, 73-57, Friday; taking out FIU, 74-72, in overtime on Saturday; and defeating Eastern Kentucky in the final, Sunday afternoon. The Colonels, expected to be a powerhouse in the Ohio Valley this season, proved to be no match for Perry and the Penguins.
Perry had 66 points, 18 rebounds and 17 assists over the three tourney games. An all-purpose, six-foot guard, Perry averaged 17.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.9 steals last season.