- May 1, 2009
It's all about the question being asked.
IF you ask me the question "who is the most physically talented in vcu history?" I would say kendric warren without blinking on eye. Kendrick's upside was on par with len bias.
Two other comtemporaries in that mold and slighly below in physical takent would be lawrence funderburke out of ohio state and kenny "sky" walker from kentucky.
Both Bias and kw were the goto guys for their teams, the difference is bias developed a complete offemsive skillset
during his 4 years at Maryland and kw's game never evolved in the 4 years at vcu.
Both were equally taleneted, one developed an emtire offensive arsenal and became the number one overall pick in the draft, the other got passed over by 27 nba teams twice because his skill set never improved at vcu.
Go back on read my last post where I site an article kendrick's last game in a vcu uniform. We played at first round game against tech in the metro tournament, we lost 65-64 to tech because their go to guy hit 9-11 from ft line and kendrick shot 2-11. Sonny even said we lost because on ft shooting. we shot 6-17(kendrick 2-11).
Your best player(not your most physically takented) gets the ball at crunch time, he needs to be able to score various ways (not just dunks).
If there are 2 minutes left in the game, the scores tied and your lineup is maynor, duncan, graham, stinnie, skeen and special k and who gets the ball to give you the best chance to win the game?
Hey, 2-of-11 from the line is bad, but we also shot 41 percent and committed 20 turnovers in the game (points off turnovers: Tech 22, VCU 6). I know that information isn't going to slow down DL with a full head steam and a narrative. Terrance Gibson and Kenny Harris going a combined 5-of-18 from three in that game is also on Kendrick, obviously.