Wake Eyeing Kendrick

One player that has caught the attention of many college recruiters this summer is Jelan Kendrick. The 6'7 swing man from Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most versatile players in the class of 2010. DeaconSports caught up with Kendrick to get his thoughts on the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest will be looking to add at least five players in the 2010 class. With two great guards already on board in Tony Chenault and J.T. Terrell, the Deacs are off to a great start.

Another player they have taken note of is 6'7 swing man Jelan Kendrick. Kendrick is coming off a great spring and summer and has seen his recruitment skyrocket.

"I think this summer was great for me," said Kendrick. "I got a lot of experience and played against great competition. I am only 16 but played up a division and I think I held my own well. My coaches did a great job with me and I was able to get a lot of exposure which will help me realize my dream one day of getting a division one scholarship."

Kendrick is a multitalented and versatile player that has one goal every time he takes the court. "I just want to help my team win. I think my charisma on the court and my ability to bring the team together is one of my strengths. I will do whatever I need to for my team. Also, my versatility is a key for me. I am 6'7 and I can handle the ball and shoot it as well as play defense. I can play guard if my team needs me to."

At this point, Kendrick is hearing from many division one schools. "I have close to 20 offers now. I am really blessed to hear from all the schools because not many people in my area get this type of opportunity. I am very open right now."

When asked about Wake Forest, kendrick responded he is quite interested. "I am very interested in Wake. I look at guys like Tim Duncan and Chris Paul and they are not only great players but great people. I have noticed that the Wake staff does a great job developing players and making them great men. I have been to camp at Florida and Auburn and I plan on going to Wake to check out their campus and to watch a football game soon."

Kendrick said he does not have any favorites at this point and has no timeframe for a decision. He said he will take his time and let God lead him in the right direction.

Kendrick is not only a special player but a special person. He values academics and character in addition to basketball. He is a team first player with tons of ability and leadership qualities.

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