Richmond Spiders freshman rewarded with additional rookie basketball honors

Last month, Kendall Anthony was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and selected to play in the league’s All-Rookie squad. Earlier today, University of Richmond announced that their star rookie was given additional state rookie honors.

University of Richmond freshman Kendall Anthony was named the State Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year and selected to to the State’s All-Rookie Team. He was awarded both honors by the Virginia Sports Information Directors, an organization comprised of sports information professionals who work at various Virginia colleges.

The five-foot-eight guard from Jackson, Tennessee was the second leading scorer for the Spiders (13.0 points per game), and now ranks third among all UR freshman players with 416 points on the year.

Anthony began his first season with an impressive 20-point game against American University, becoming the first Spider in fifty years to score 20 points in his debut. He reached double-digit scores in twenty-two of Richmond’s thirty-two games this season. Anthony shot a 42% rate from both the field and three-pointers, and was an 80% foul throw shooter.

In early March, Anthony was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-Rookie team.


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