Athlete of the week: basketball's Kendall Anthony
Jersey Number: 0
Weight: 150 lbs
Hometown: Jackson, Tennessee
High School: Liberty Tech Magnet
Senior guard Kendall Anthony put on a clinic Saturday afternoon against High Point University. He scored 22 points, and shot 80 percent from the field. His energy and leadership gave the Spiders the advantage for the 80-56 win over the Panthers.
Through three games this season, Anthony is averaging 16 points per game and shooting 50 percent from the field. At 3-point range, he is shooting 55 percent. The team is heading to Raleigh, North Carolina Wednesday to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
Q&A with Kendall:
Q: When did you start playing basketball?
A: I started playing when I was 5 years old.
Q: What’s been your best athletic moment to date?
A: Winning a state championship in high school.
Q: Do you have any pregame rituals?
A: I pray before every game.
Q: What kind of music is on your pregame playlist?
A: Rap music.
Q: Who’s the best dancer on the team? Why?
A: Deion Taylor, because he dances to every song he hears!
Q: Who’s the best singer on the team? Why?
A: Zach Chu…
Q: Do you have favorite player on a different team at Richmond? Why?
A: Reggie and Stephen Barnette, because they’re great guys and they are very passionate about their sport.
Q: What do you see yourself doing in ten years?
A: I see myself still playing basketball.
Q: Do you have any role models? Who are they and why?
A: My grandfather, because he’s taught me everything I know, and I want to be half the man he is.
Q: What are you afraid of?
A: Failing in life.
Q: What’s one thing you can do better than Coach Mooney?
A: I can run faster.
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