May 20, 2022


The Ideal Sport

Strawbridge makes SportsCenter, earns SWAC award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WREX) — Previous Rockford Lutheran star Kenny Strawbridge is off to a rapidly start out at Alabama State. Monday night time, Strawbridge landed on SportsCenter’s Prime Performs when he corralled a blocked shot and hit a reverse layup at the buzzer to propel the Hornets to victory.

“Yeah, it was certainly ridiculous observing I was on SportsCenter,” Strawbridge reported. “I was conversing to my mother previous evening and she was like, ‘What if you created it on SportsCenter?’ I was like that would be mad. Ten minutes later on a person of the coaches sent it to the team chat that the very last participate in built it to SportsCenter. I turned on the Television set, waited for it to appear on. It can be mad likely on ESPN and they’re saying my identify and stuff like that.”

Strawbridge, who is in his to start with period at Alabama State immediately after taking part in junior school ball last 12 months, read from a great deal of people after Monday night’s heroics.

“My phone was buzzing, likely off like crazy,” he claimed. “Everyone demonstrating appreciate back again in Rockford and all the followers out listed here, coaches, teammates, it was surely insane.”

Strawbridge’s grandfather died in December, and Kenny thinks he might have served that ball go by means of the hoop as it bounced around the rim.

“He said he preferred to appear to a several video games,” Strawbridge explains. “To make that shot is ridiculous. I know he wanted to appear to a whole lot of games.”

Kenny’s grandfather would be extra proud as Strawbridge was also named the Southwestern Athletic Meeting Influence Player of the 7 days for his performances. He completed Monday night’s video game with 16 details and 14 rebounds, and averaged 9 points and 7.5 rebounds for each recreation in excess of the previous 7 days. He leads the group in the two types through 7 games to begin the season.