#23 Matt Kenney
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Mooresville|
2011-12: Played in 33 games as a junior, earning 14 starting assignments … started the first 14 games he appeared in … led team with 27 blocks on the season … averaged 7.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game… shot 48.6 percent from the field … third on the team with 35 steals, just over one per contest … contributed 12-point, five-rebound effort against Georgia Southern (Nov. 11) … added seven points and seven rebounds against Holy Cross (Nov. 14) … near double-double (11 points, nine rebounds) against Akron .. . also added five assists against the Zips (Nov. 18) … turned in 10 points against IU-Kokomo (Nov. 19) … scored nine points to go along with four rebounds and four assists against Duquesne (Nov. 20) … tallied seven points and four rebounds to kick off Horizon League play at Butler … connected on three-point play with 32 seconds remaining in overtime to trigger win against the Bulldogs (Dec. 3) … scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting against IPFW (Dec. 7) … produced 12 points and four boards versus Bowling Green (Dec. 10) … added seven points, eight rebounds and matched career-high with seven assists against Oakland (Dec. 17) … posted nine points and two steals at Northern Illinois (Dec. 20) … balanced effort against IUPUI … nine points, five boards, six assists and a season-high four steals (Dec. 23) … four points and nine rebounds versus Milwaukee (Dec. 29) … came off the bench to score a season-high 21 points against Green Bay (Dec. 31) … near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against Cleveland State (Jan. 15) … matched a career high with four blocks at UIC (Jan. 21) … registered 11 points and four assists versus Wright State (Feb. 4) … scored 14 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks against UIC (Feb. 14) … eight-point, six-rebound effort against Loyola (Feb. 21) … scored seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Horizon League Championship title game (March 6).
2010-11: Appeared in 32 games in his sophomore year at Valpo, starting three times ... averaged 6.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game ... increased averages to 7.6 ppg and 4.7 rpg in Horizon League play ... scored eight points and grabbed six defensive rebounds in season-opening win over IU Northwest Nov. 12 ... connected on 4-of-4 from the field en route to 11 points against PNC Nov. 18 ... matched season high with 11 points, including perfect 4-of-4 effort from the foul line, Nov. 26 against Northern Colorado ... set new season highs with 16 points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench Jan. 16 at Detroit ... took advantage of second start of the year, tallying 11 points, six rebounds and tying season high with five assists in Jan. 21 win over Milwaukee ... tied his career high with five steals against Green Bay Jan. 23 ... also posted 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists versus the Phoenix ... matched season-best with 16 points against Butler Jan. 29 ... played 30 minutes off the bench Feb. 3 at Cleveland State, going for six points, eight rebounds and six assists ... set new season high for assists and tied career best in rebounds against the Vikings ... reached double figures for fifth time in six games with 10 points in win at Youngstown State Feb. 5 ... paced the Crusaders with seven rebounds Feb. 16 at Milwaukee ... posted six boards and a career-high tying seven assists Feb. 21 at Green Bay ... scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists in win over Detroit Mar. 4 in HL quarterfinal action.
2009-10: Saw action in all 32 games as a rookie with the Crusaders, starting on five occasions ... averaged 5.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 2.3 apg as a freshman ... increased averages to 13.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 3.0 apg in final five games of season ... scored in double figures five times during rookie campaign ... had a monster game in win over Loyola Feb. 17, hitting on 9-of-13 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and 6-of-7 from the free throw stripe for career-high 27 points ... also grabbed six rebounds against the Ramblers ... effort against Loyola came one game after then-season best 15 points at Youngstown State Feb. 13 ... had perhaps best all-around effort of freshman year against the Penguins, also tallying season bests of eight rebounds and five steals along with five assists ... scored 11 points Nov. 28 versus Troy, Jan. 31 at Green Bay (on 4-of-4 shooting) and Feb. 20 at Bowling Green ... registered career-high seven assists in win over Arkansas-Fort Smith Nov. 29 ... blocked season-best four shots in winning effort over Detroit Feb. 6 ... scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in New Year's Eve win over Milwaukee ... grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists in win over UIC Feb. 8.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Pioneers ... named an Indiana All-Star following his senior year ... scored 19 points over the two-game series against the Kentucky All-Stars ... named conference Player of the Year as a senior while also earning All-State accolades ... received Indiana Top 40 honors ... also named the Metro-West Player of the Year ... appeared in North/South All-Star Game as well as Hickory Husker All-Star Game ... finished his prep career as a member of Mooresville’s 1,000 point club ... also earned two letters in football ... named to All-State and All-Conference squads on the gridiron as a junior.
Personal: Matt is the son of Kevin and Bonnie Kenney ... sister Lauren played for the Crusader women's basketball team ... major is sports management ... born January 14, 1991.