- Criminal Justice
Kendrick carries an overall grade-point average of 3.34 in criminal justice and is on track to graduate. He has been named to the Horizon League Honor Roll and Youngstown State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll six times. Last season, he was named Academic All-Horizon League.
“Kendrick Perry is what is good about college athletics. He is a kid that excels on the court, but in the classroom as well. After suffering an injury in high school, he dedicated himself to rehabilitation and improving his chances to play college basketball. He epitomizes the term “team leader.” Kendrick is a two-time team captain and has been a vocal leader and emotional leader since he arrived on campus. He is also one that leads by example. He is an unselfish player and person and truly looks out for his teammates and those involved with our program.” YSU Head Coach Jerry Slocum
Kendrick Perry has been heavily involved in community service since arriving at Youngstown State. Along with reading at elementary schools, Kendrick has volunteered at the city of Youngstown’s “Community Cup.” He has participated in “The Panerathon,” a community 10K/2-Mile Walk-Run to raise money for breast cancer in 2012 and 2013. This year, Kendrick serves as a team advocate for TEAM IMPACT. Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by establishing and expanding vibrant team-based support networks. This year, Jayden Barber, a six-year-old native of Youngstown, Ohio, that was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma when he was two, will “join” the YSU men’s basketball team.
Kendrick is a four-year starter and has twice been named All-Horizon League First-Team. He was Named 2013-14 Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year by Midmajormadness.com; named the 2013-14 Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year by Blue Ribbon Sports; named Top Ten Mid-Major Point Guards to Watch in 2013-14 by MidMajorMadness.com; and named 2013-14 Horizon League Preseason Top Player by TheHoopsReport.com. Kendrick also ranked No. 17 on Bleacher Report’s Top 20 Mid-Major Stars in 2013-14. The 2012-13 Youngstown State Male Athlete of the Year, Perry was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List and is a two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District selection. He was a second-team pick in 2012 and a first-team selection in 2013. At Youngstown State, Perry ranks third all-time with 170 career steals, fifth with 365 career assists, eighth with 139 career 3-pointers made, tied for ninth with 314 career free throws made, and 17th with 1,309 career points. Perry needs 513 points to become Youngstown State’s Division I all-time leading scorer. Kendrick is also just the second YSU player to earn back-to-back All-Horizon League First-Team laurels since Quin Humphrey 2005-06 and 2006-07.