Player: Kenneth Southerland

Class: 2017

HT: 6'7, 195 pounds

High School: Varina High School, Richmond VA

Recruiting Update: Interest from: North Carolina A&T, Kent State, Virginia Union, Virginia State, Virginia Wesleyan, Richard Bland, Lincoln Memorial, Morgan State, Radford, George Mason, Shenandoah.

High School Coach Evaluation: Kenneth is a 'Stretch 4' with the ability to shoot the mid-range jumper as well as take his man inside to the post. At 6'7 he has tremendous athletic ability and the ability to change shots at the rim. For us Kenny does a lot of different things on the offensive end, we can create mismatches by putting him into various ball screen situations or use him in a roll/replace situation and create a high/low situations for him. Kenny is also a very good offensive rebounder and runs well in transition. Kenny has expanded his game to helping bring the ball up during pressure. He would make a great mid-major/low major student-athlete. – Coach Andrew Lacey, Head Coach Varina HS Men's Basketball

AAU Club Name: River City Reign

Basketball Achievements: Earned 2016 All State Group 5A…Two time All Conference 12 selection…All Group 5A South Region…All Metro. Helped lead Varina HS to 2015 VHSL 6A Conference 3 Championship and 2016 VHSL 5A Conference 12 Championship…

Coach Frank says: Kenneth is long and powerful, extremely athletic and bouncy. He is a game changing presence on both ends of the floor with his ability to find open seams in the defense and often behind the zone and score on a quick catch and finish and with his shot blocking and rebounding prowess on both ends. He does a great job moving without the ball and getting open, has great hands and footwork and is a punishing finisher. He can also catch the ball 18 feet out and get to the rim off the bounce or knock down the jumper with good consistency. Kenneth has sound shot mechanics and has improved the range on his jumper making him a formidable perimeter threat. He is a warrior! He does the dirty work; battles inside, blocks shots, gets on the floor for loose balls, defends post players and can defend most wings on the perimeter. Kenneth is extremely quick and has great timing on blocked shots, elevates quickly and has great bounce. He sprints up and down the floor covering ground quickly and never considers himself out of a play. He will stay in pursuit and get tips from behind or pin a shot off the glass if first he doesn't sprint back and contest. Defensively he is everywhere! Kenneth is an excellent repeat jumper, rebounds and defends tirelessly. He's a game changer! A college coach will get the type of player coaches love to have, someone who loves to compete and has a winning work ethic. D1 coaches should be watching!