FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach John Schweitz has announced the addition of 6-1 junior point guard Sean Kennedy of Columbia to the Patriot program for the 2004-05 season.
Kennedy is transferring from Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C., where he played one season for coach Walter Shaw. He averaged 8.3 points and 4.0 assists per game while shooting 38 percent from beyond the three-point arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. Brunswick posted a 15-16 record, but advanced to the semifinals of the NJCAA Region 10 Tournament.
Kennedy recorded one double-double with a 19-point, 10-assist performance during the regular season, and later scored a career-high 31 points during a conference tournament game.
He also played one season at Roane State College in Tennessee, averaging 5.0 points and 2.0 assists per game for coach Randy Nesbit.
Kennedy is a graduate of A.C. Flora High School, where he played for coach Don Bell.
“Sean is a big, strong-bodied guard who will fit in well with our aggressive style of play in the backcourt,” said Schweitz. “He plays with a lot of energy and can create his own shot. We will look for him to score as well as distribute the ball. He will be a nice addition to our group of returning players.”
Francis Marion loses seven seniors off last season’s 27-4 squad that ended the regular season ranked fifth nationally and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division II national tournament.