Red Storm meets the Wildcats at 1:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center (FOX Sports 1, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, FOX Sports GO).
Second-straight week of conference honors arrive for St. John's backcourt tandem.
St. John's takes on the Bulldogs at 9 p.m. (FOX Sports 1, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, FOX Sports GO).
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On Kennedy: A versatile and gifted athlete that contributes daily to the improvement of the squad ... a rare combination of size and athleticism enables him to play the shooting guard, small forward or point forward positions ... an outstanding rebounder from the perimeter or down low ... one of the most consistent workers on the team, who brings intensity to every practice and every game ... tangible skills and intangible assets pay dividends for the Red Storm ... enters his final season with nine career double-doubles, 62 games of double-figure scoring, and 11 contests with 20 points or more ... begins the year ranked 32nd on St. John's all-time scoring list with 1,171 career points.
Steve Lavin On Kennedy: "D.J. will be the central figure in terms of what we do offensively. His experience, skill and confidence position him as one of the premier players in the BIG EAST. D.J.'s determination, passion and leadership will set the tone for what we can accomplish as a team this season."
As a Junior in 2009-10: One of three Red Storm players to see action in all 33 games, along with teammates Paris Horne and Sean Evans ... made 31 starts on the year, including 17-of-18 BIG EAST games ... a first team All-Met selection by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) after leading the Red Storm in scoring (15.1 points per game), rebounding (202, 6.1 rebounds per game), assists (102, 3.1 assists per game), steals (38, 1.2 steals per game), free throw percentage (.756), 3-point field goal percentage (tied for first, .383) and minutes played (31.4 per game) ... was the only Red Storm player to average more than 30.0 mpg overall and in conference play (31.7 mpg)... scoring (19th) and rebounding (21st) averages ranked among the BIG EAST Conference leaders ... 22 blocked shots on the year rated second on the team ... team leader during league play with averages of 14.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.3 spg and 18 blocks (0.7 bpg) ... a six-time selection to the BIG EAST Conference's weekly honor roll as a junior, joining USF's first team All-BIG EAST selection Dominique Jones (three-time Player of the Week, four-time honor roll selection) as the only players honored by the league as many times ... posted three double-doubles on the season ... registered 27 double-figure scoring games, including five contests of 20 or more points ... reached double-digits in rebounding in three games, and recorded 20 games with five or more boards ... dealt three or more assists in 19 contests ... posted 11 multi-steal games, and amassed five multi-block games ... tied for a game-high 18 points on 6-of-12 field goals and added six rebounds and four assists at Memphis in the first round of the Postseason NIT (Mar. 17) ... contributed 12 points, five rebounds and four assists vs. Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament second round (Mar. 10) ... determined effort included a career-high 32 points at DePaul during an 8-of-15 performance from the floor that featured a career-high seven 3-pointers (Mar. 5) ... those seven shots from long distance tie for the second-most ever in a St. John's game ... registered a team-high 19 points at Syracuse, going 7-for-13 from off the bench, and adding four rebounds and three assists (Mar. 2) ... dropped 20 points against Marquette (Feb. 24), shooting 9-for-11 from the charity stripe ... scored 17 on a 6-for-8 field goal effort in a road win at USF (Feb. 20) ... hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds to play as part of a 12-point performance to seal a 69-68 win at Notre Dame (Feb. 14) ... scored 15 points on 9-of-10 free throw shooting and dished five assists in a win over Louisville at Madison Square Garden (Feb. 11) ... reached the 1,000 career-point mark as part of a 27-point night at Rutgers (Feb. 2) ... went 9-for-17 from the field and drained 5-of-9 shots from long distance at the RAC, and added nine rebounds and three blocked shots ... tallied a team-high 19 points on a 7-of-14 effort from the field, and added seven boards at Connecticut (Jan. 20) ... added nine points and four rebounds in a win over Cincinnati at MSG (Jan. 13) ... limited BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Lance Stephenson to seven points on a 3-of-9 shooting night and forced the freshman into a game-high six turnovers in the Red Storm victory ... dropped 20 points during a 6-of-13 night and grabbed eight boards at Louisville (Jan. 9) ... led the team with 11 rebounds and scored 13 points in a double-double effort against Providence (Jan. 3) ... finished with 11 points at Georgetown while dishing five assists (Dec. 31) ... scored a game-high 18 points and dealt three assists against Bryant (Dec. 23) ... notched 15 points and seven rebounds against Cornell in MSG Holiday Festival and was named to the all-tournament team (Dec. 21) ... tallied a team-high 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds against Hofstra (Dec. 20) ... registered a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double in a win over Fordham (Dec. 13) ... finished with 11 points and seven rebounds in a win over Georgia at The Garden (Dec. 9) ... scored a game-high 18 points and dished a career-high nine assists at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium (Dec. 5) ... poured in a game-high 19 points and tallied five boards against Stony Brook at Carnesecca Arena (Dec. 2) ... drilled 9-of-9 from the free throw line and finished with a game-high 15 points in a victory over Temple in the Philly Hoop Group Classic (Nov. 28) ... keyed the squad to a win over Siena with 23 points and five assists in the Philly Classic (Nov. 27) ... totaled 15 points thanks in part to 5-of-5 shooting from the free throw line against Brown (Nov. 20) ... scored 18 points vs. St. Bonaventure in Rochester, N.Y. (Nov. 17) ... hit 4-of-7 from beyond the arc and finished with a team-high 16 points while collecting seven rebounds in season-opener against LIU (Nov. 13) ... averaged 14.3 ppg on 48.8 percent field goal shooting to go along with 7.3 rpg during St. John's 4-0 trip to Canada over Labor Day Weekend, 2009.
As a Sophomore in 2008-09: One of only two Red Storm players to start and play in each of the squad's 34 games ... led the Red Storm in minutes played at 34.6 per game, free throws made (187), free throws attempted (187) and defensive rebounds (167, 4.9 per game) ... finished among the Red Storm's top 3 in these additional categories: points (second, 441), scoring average (third, 13.0 ppg), rebounds (second, 226, 6.6 per game), steals (second, 52, 1.5 per game), assists (second, 101, 3.0 per game), field goals made (third, 134), field goals attempted (second, 333), 3-point percentage (third, .333), 3-pointers made (second, 36), 3-pointers attempted (second, 108) and free throw percentage (third, .733) ... scored 20 or more points on six occasions ... recorded five double-doubles, bringing his career-total to seven ... posted a double-double in the last game of the year with 17 points and 12 boards at Richmond in the CBI (March 18) ... netted 14 points with five boards in St. John's BIG EAST Tournament victory over Georgetown (March 10) ... grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds to go with nine points in the Red Storm's regular-season win against Georgetown (March 3) ... contributed 17 points, making 5-of-6 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws in the road win at DePaul (Feb. 28) ... chipped in with 11 points and eight boards vs. Syracuse at The Garden (Feb. 24) ... 21 points at home vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 22) included a 6-of-11 effort from the field and a 7-of-9 mark from the line ... recorded game-highs with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and nine rebounds vs. Duke (Feb. 19) ... tallied 11 rebounds (four offensive), nine points and a career-high tying seven assists at Marquette (Feb. 14) ... made a career-high 11-of-12 free throws en route to 20 points at Seton Hall (Feb. 5) ... 8-of-10 effort at the line contributed to a 14-point total at West Virginia (Jan. 28) ... drilled 10-of-11 free throws as part of a 16-point, seven-rebound, six-assist effort against Rutgers (Jan. 24) ... totaled a game-high 18 points and added eight rebounds at Villanova (Jan 18) ... originally set a career high with seven assists to go along with 12 points vs. UConn (Jan. 15) ... boosted by an 8-of-11 effort at the line, tallied a team-high 18 points and grabbed seven boards in his home town of Pittsburgh vs. the Panthers (Jan. 11) ... put up 20 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 3) ... scored 13 points on 6-of-9 field goals vs. Virginia Tech (Dec. 21) and posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds vs. Marist (Dec. 20), en route to Holiday Festival all-tournament honors ... notched a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds vs. St. Francis (Dec. 1) ... tallied a game-high 16 points and grabbed six boards vs. EMU (Nov. 24) in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round ... scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Howard (Nov. 22) for first double-double of the season ... posted second-straight 20-point effort to open the season with 22 points vs. Cornell (Nov. 17) in a NIT Season Tip-Off opening round game ... set a new career-high with 23 points vs. LIU in the season opener (Nov. 14), marking his first career 20-point output.
As a Freshman in 2007-08: Played in all 30 games for the Red Storm, starting 29 and averaging 26.5 minutes per game ... contributed 7.8 points per game to rank fifth on the team, and pulled down 5.8 rebounds per outing, good enough for second on the squad ... reached double-figures in scoring in 11 contests, and notched a pair of double-doubles in his rookie season ... registered 17 games of five or more rebounds ... finished second on the squad with 37 steals, including 20 in BIG EAST play ... scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in the season final vs. West Virginia at Madison Square Garden (March 8) ... chipped in with 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds at Notre Dame (March 5) ... set a career-high with five assists and added 10 points vs. Seton Hall (March 1) in a win at Carnesecca Arena ... grabbed seven rebounds on the road at Georgetown (Feb. 27) ... contributed 16 points, pulled down three boards and added three assists at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium (Feb. 23) ... went 3-of-5 from the floor and made 7-of-8 free throws to tally 13 points in a road victory at USF (Feb. 2) ... netted 13 points and added eight rebounds in a Carnesecca Arena win over Cincinnati (Jan. 5) ... averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting .591 from the floor (13-for-22), .429 from 3-point range (3-for-7) and .778 (7-for-9) from the free throw line across three games in the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic ... poured in 12 points and grabbed 11 boards to earn a double-double against Hawaii (Dec. 21) ... tallied 17 points, three rebounds and two assists against Ohio (Dec. 19) ... logged his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Niagara (Dec. 15) at home in Queens ... contributed 10 points with six rebounds at Miami (Dec. 2) in his first road contest ... tied a career-high with 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. LIU (Nov. 28) ... shot 7-of-13 from the floor, and established a career-high with 18 points vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25) ... also grabbed six boards in the win over the Knights at Carnesecca Arena ... scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds vs. Sacred Heart (Nov. 20) ... started his first collegiate contest and grabbed a game high 14 rebounds to go along with nine points against St. Francis (Nov. 14) in his collegiate debut.
At Schenley High School: A first team all-state selection, a first team all-city honoree and a two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous Five" selection for state and city champion Schenley ... was ranked as high as the No. 35 small forward in the nation by recruiting services following his senior season ... averaged 17.7 ppg, 7.5 rebounds per game, 4.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per outing as a senior in 2006-07 ... helped the Spartans to a 29-3 record, the school's third-consecutive city title, and a victory over Chester H.S. for the 2007 PIAA AAAA State championship ... Schenley averaged 24.0 wins per season during his high school career ... recipient of a scholar-athlete award from the Pittsburgh YMCA ... high school coach was Fred Scroki.
Personal: David J. Kennedy ... born in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... son of Rana Holliday and David "Puff" Kennedy ... father was a standout college basketball player at now-BIG EAST rival Cincinnati ... has one brother, Derrick Holliday (25), and one sister, Chanae Holliday (19) ... chose to attend St. John's because he likes the University's location in New York City ... majoring in public relations.
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