FELICIAN'S KENNEDY SIGNS PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL CONTRACT IN AUSTRALIA
RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Ethan Kennedy (Albuquerque, NM/Highland) has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Australia. Kennedy will be a member of the Uni Rebels of the Darwin Basketball Association.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Kennedy played two seasons for NCAA Division-II Felician after transferring from Division I Coppin-State University. He averaged 10.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as a Golden Falcon, and canned 68 three-point field goals while playing mostly power-forward and center. Felician won the 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championship.
“To play basketball after college is a blessing,” Kennedy said. “This is a great opportunity for me. Going to an English-speaking country is conducive to my lifestyle, the basketball is good, and they offered to place me in a job in my field.”
Kennedy will graduate from Felician in May with a GPA of more than 3.9 as an art major with a concentration in graphic design. His contract runs from June to December 2010 with an opportunity to be renewed until at least March.
“I’m very happy for Ethan,” said Felician head coach David DeFerrari. “He’s a hard worker and a team player who can adapt to any style and any situation. He was a valued member of our college community and we wish him all the best.”
Kennedy is believed to be the fourth Felician basketball player to sign a foreign professional contract, joining Julius David (Philippines), Bilal Rodgers (Sweden), and Michael Pierrot (several).
“Ethan once again shows that a player from Division II has
the opportunity to play overseas,” DeFerrari said. “He
should give hope to other players that with hard work they can
reach their dreams of professional basketball.”