Kendrick Easley is a Shooting Star

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March 8, 2010

By Bill Boehlke

Easley180_0308Congratulations to Kenny Easley’s son Kendrick, who recently became the all-time leading scorer at Mt. Olive College, located in North Carolina. Easley finished with a game-high 29 points in a March 2 win over Coker in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, giving him 2,187 points for his career and breaking the previous school record of 2,165 points.

On top of that, Kendrick was named the 2010 Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Year for the second year in a row.

A sports management major, the 6-1 senior guard from Norfolk, Va., ranks first in the conference and seventh in the nation this season with 23.5 points per game. A three-time All-Conference Carolinas first team selection, Easley also broke the Mount Olive men’s basketball single-game scoring record in January with 44 points against Pfeiffer. Easley was a three-time Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week winner this season, and he is only the second Mount Olive College student-athlete in any sport to win back-to-back conference player of the year honors.

Easley290_02_0308Nicknamed “Easy E”, Kendrick scored a game-high 27 points on Sunday, March 7 to lead Mt. Olive over No. 3 seed Anderson, 83-80, in a Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game. Displaying a deft shooting touch from beyond the arc, Easley connected on his first six three-point attempts and was 5-for-5 from three-point range in the first half and had 16 points at the break. Easley was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Kendrick sets new Mt. Olive College scoring record:

Kendrick Easley – Points Milestones:
1st point: November 17, 2006 vs. Ohio Valley (Pickle Classic)
100th point: December 5, 2006 vs. Francis Marion
500th point: November 17, 2007 vs. West Virginia State (Pickle Classic)
1,000th point: November 15, 2008 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne
1,500th point: February 21, 2009 vs. Erskine
2,000th point: February 3, 2010 vs. Belmont Abbey
2,100th point: February 22, 2010 vs. Pfeiffer
2,166th point: March 2, 2010 vs. Coker (Conference Carolinas Tournament)

Kendrick Easley – 30-Plus Point Games (12 games, including 6 in 2009-10):
44 points: January 7, 2010 vs. Pfeiffer (school record)
39 points: February 9, 2009 vs. Pfeiffer
38 points: February 24, 2010 vs. Pfeiffer
36 points: November 16, 2007 vs. Wingate
34 points: February 1, 2010 vs. Limestone
34 points: January 14, 2009 vs. Pfeiffer
34 points: January 19, 2008 vs. Limestone
32 points: November 24, 2009 vs. St. Andrews
31 points: January 31, 2009 vs. Limestone
31 points: January 28, 2008 vs. Pfeiffer
30 points: January 7, 2010 vs. Lees-McRae
30 points: December 16, 2009 vs. Wingate