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Vanderbilt De-Commit Keonte Kennedy Commits to Memphis



Keonte Kennedy

In a quick turn of events, former Vanderbilt de-commit Keonte Kennedy has committed to Memphis per his Twitter page on Friday afternoon.

“Is this what y’all been waiting for mane? Let’s make a run,” Kennedy wrote.

Kennedy (6-foot-5, 180 pounds) re-entered his name into the transfer portal on Monday. The Dore Report reported that Kennedy would not enroll at Vanderbilt after transferring there in May.

The reason why Kennedy entered the transfer portal again is unknown. The Dore Report reached out to Vanderbilt’s program and did not receive a response.

Kennedy spent the last two seasons playing at Texas-El Paso, appearing in 43 games. The Aurora, CO, native averaged 14.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals for the Miners. Kennedy shot 42 percent from the field, 32 percent from three and 68 percent from the free-throw line. Kennedy started out his collegiate career playing his freshman year at Xavier.

EvanMiya ranked Kennedy as the 282nd in the country and a 3-star transfer. Kennedy has two years of eligibility left.

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway and his staff now have five transfer commits for the 2022-23 season. Kennedy will join Kendric Davis (SMU), Emmanuel Akot (Boise State), Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu (UT-Arlington) and Elijah McCadden (Georgia Southern).

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