Kendrick Easley Named to National All-Freshman Team
April 2, 2007
Mount Olive guard Kendrick Easley, son of Seahawks great Kenny Easley, was among 10 players nationwide selected to the 2006-07 Division II Men’s Basketball All-Freshman Team, as selected by basketball publication Division II Bulletin.
Easley, who was named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Freshman of the Year, is the first-ever Trojan to be named to the national All-Freshman Team. A freshman from Norfolk, Va., Easley averaged 14.8 points per game and scored a team-high 21 points for Mount Olive in the first round of the East Regional of the 2007 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. Easley scored in double figures in 21 of his first 26 games for the Trojans. He reached the 20-point mark seven times, including a career-high 25 points against Lees-McRae.
Easley, the first Trojan men’s basketball freshman in 10 years to start on opening day, is also the first Trojan since Chris McDonald in 1996-97 to be named CVAC Men’s Basketball Freshman of the Year. Mount Olive posted a 23-8 record and advanced to the NCAA II Men’s Basketball Championship for the fourth year in a row.