Kendrick High School
Conference: 1AD2 Whitepine League
Classification: 1A D2
Head Coach: Morgan LeBlanc
Years as Head Coach: Entering 2nd Season
Previous Experience: Assistant boys basketball coach at Vallivue High School
Record Last Year: 18-9
State Titles: 1984 A-4 State Champions, 2013 State 3rd Place
Who do you have coming back this year?
Morgan Kerby, Guard, Senior, 6’0” – DJ White, Post/Wing, Senior, 6’2” – Braden Smith, Post/wing, Sophomore, 6’3”
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Morgan Kerby (second team all-conference)
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Kole Hardin, Guard, Leading scorer, leading assists (Now playing at Wenatchee Valley College)
Jared Boyle, Guard, Defensive Specialist
Tim Olson, Post, Leading Rebounder (Now playing football for College of Idaho)
Dylan Scott, Post, Team Leader
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Wyatt Hardin, Post, Freshman, 6’5
Photo By: Steve Conner - #10 Morgan Kerby
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Morgan Kerby can get to the basketball effectively. Braden Smith is a great shooter. DJ White is a terrific all around threat who can score from outside or inside. We should be pretty balanced this season as far as scoring goes.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We hope to improve our free throw percentage and our field goal percentage.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Morgan Kerby is a very good perimeter defending and Wyatt Hardin should bring an inside defensive presence.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We hope to improve our defense in all aspects from last year.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
We have a fairly young team mixed in with just a couple of upper classmen. It should be fun to see the interaction between the two.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
League wise, we of course always look forward to our battles with Nezperce. Summit should also be a tough league contest along with Logos, who is new to our league. Non-league, we always look forward to our battles with Troy, Genesee, and Lapwai.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
As long as we can play aggressive and together, we should be in the thick of things.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
We have some of the greatest student athletes and young people around.