Head coach Steve Smiley is pleased to announce that the Generals have signed 5’7” point guard Kendrick Morse of Rich South High School (Richton Park, IL) to a National Letter of Intent. Morse was a 4-yr starter at Rich South High School, where he had a highly decorated career. As a senior, Kendrick averaged 22 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals per game while leading his team to a 19-8 record before eventually losing in the Regional Championship. Kendrick was named to the All-State, All-Area, and All-Conference teams during his senior year, and he played in the City vs. Suburbs All-Star game and the Legends All-Star game. Kendrick was also rated as one of the top point guards in the state of Illinois by numerous media outlets, including Chicagohoops.com, Illinoishsbasketball.com, and others.
Coach Smiley had this to say about Kendrick: “We’re extremely excited to have Kendrick join our recruiting class. We think has a chance to be a very good player in our program. He is extremely quick, and is very skilled. We feel that he’ll be the type of player that opposing teams will have a tough time matching up, and he will be able to create a lot of opportunities for his teammates because of his ability to penetrate the defense. He also has a chance to be a phenomenal on-ball defender because of his speed and quick hands. If he works hard, he has a chance to be a special player for us.”
Morse is the 6th incoming freshmen to join the Generals for the 2009-10 season, teaming up with Rage Geringer (Guernsey, Wyoming), Jarrell Crayton (Omaha, Nebraska), Kade Ferguson (Newcastle, Wyoming), David Wink (Seattle, WA), and Omar McDade (Logan, UT).
The Generals are coming off a 26-7 season in 2008-09 and will be returning 6 players that made significant contributions this past season, including JR Cadot, Antoine Proctor, Steve Ivory Jr, Bryen Pyles, Sam Iwueke, and Charlton Wilson.