Former Roadrunner and current Baylor University guard Kenny Chery continues to gain national recognition for his outstanding junior season.
The Montréal, Québec, native was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week on Sunday, March 9. On March 10 he was named the CBSSports.com National Player of the Week. These honors bring his total awards earned for the season to four; he has twice been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
Chery averaged 22.5 points, six assists and 4.5 rebounds for the week. He helped his team to a pair of victories over 16th-ranked Iowa State and Kansas State. Chery scored a career-high 29 points against Kansas State. He made 13 of 14 free throws in the game, including 10 of 10 in the final three minutes.
He scored 16 points in his team’s victory over Iowa State, committing just one turnover in 34 minutes of play. Baylor is 7-1 since Chery returned to the starting lineup after recovering from a turf toe injury.
Chery had a stellar two-year career as a Roadrunner, earning honorable mention All-American honors as a sophomore and All-Region 16 honors twice. Chery authored two of the top-10 highest scoring seasons in Roadrunner history. He capped his career scoring 16.4 points per contest, which places him fourth on SFCC’s all-time list. He also finished fifth and ninth in single-season assists, dishing out 3.96 assists as a freshman and 3.75 assists as a sophomore.
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