Missouri State student-athletes Christian Kirk, Dorrian Williams, Chris Kendrix and Tyler McCullough speak to the media following the men's basketball loss to Evansville at JQH Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Missouri State student-athletes Marcus Marshall, Chris Kendrix and Tyler McCullough speak to the media following the Bears' 69-55 defeat to Illinois State in MVC men's basketball on Jan. 11 at JQH Arena.
Bears All-Access interviewed freshmen Chris Kendrix, Cameron Maes, Shawn Roundtree and Robin Thompson to learn more about the newcomers to the Missouri State men's basketball program
2014-15 Finished just outside the program’s all-time top 15 freshmen in scoring with 189 points ... Started last 15 games of the season to end his freshman campaign ... Finished fifth on the team in scoring (189), fourth in rebounds (111) and second in steals (18) ... Snagged 6 rebounds at Loyola (2/28/15) ... Posted 14 points and 8 boards while playing JQH Arena record 55 minutes in win over Bradley (2/25/15) ... Led team with 13 points at Drake (2/22/15) with 6 rebounds ... Had career night in win over Indiana State (2/8/15) with 20 points, 8 rebounds -- both game highs -- on 6-of-10 shooting ... Knocked down a 3-pointer for fourth straight game in loss to No. 13 UNI (2/15/15) on ESPNU with 5 points ... Posted 13 points (all in second half) with career-high 7 rebounds and 6-of-7 at the line at Evansville (2/10/15) ... Scored 8 points at No. 16 Wichita State (2/7/15) on ESPN2 ... Tallied 6 rebounds at Illinois State (1/28/15) to go with 8 points and 2 steals ... Had big night at Bradley (1/24/15) with 13 points on 4-for-4 from 3-point range and 4-for-5 overall with 6 rebounds ... Had second double-figure scoring game in three tries with 10 points against No. 14 Wichita State (1/21/15) with 5-of-6 at the line ... Played 22 minutes in starting role at No. 23 UNI (1/18/15) with 4 rebounds ... Returned to starting lineup against Evansville (1/14/15) and contributed 10 points and team-high 5 rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting ... Played 18 minutes and snagged 5 rebounds while scoring 5 points and dishing out 2 assists against Illinois State (1/11/15) at JQH Arena ... Had 6 points and 4 rebounds off the bench at Indiana State (1/7/15) ... Logged 4 assists, 4 points and a dunk in home win over Drake (1/3/15) ... Played 14 minutes in road win at SIU (12/31/14) with 5 points, a 3-pointer and a steal in reserve ... Logged 21 minutes, 4 rebounds and 4 points off the bench against Eastern Michigan (12/20/14) ... Blocked a pair of shots and snagged 4 rebounds at Oral Roberts (12/15/14) ... Made an 18-minute appearance in win over UALR (12/4/14) with a key second-half 3-pointer, 5 points and a pair of rebounds ...Started second straight game in win over Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/14) with 8 points and 6 rebounds in 18 minutes ... Posted 11 points and 4 rebounds in 27 minutes in his first career start in Great Alaska opener against Colorado State (11/27/14) on 4-of-6 shooting with 2 dunks and 3 assists ... Posted 5 points at Texas Tech (11/22/14) with an assist and 3 boards and 3-for-3 at the line ... Scored 5 points with 4 rebounds in 21-minute assignment against Avila (11/19/14) ... Had a pair of steals and a couple of rebounds in his collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois (11/14/14) in the season opener with a 19-minute reserve assignment.
High School Avearged 23.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.6 steals while making 79 percent of his free throws his senior year (2013-14) at Willard (Mo.) High School ... Helped Coach Lamont Frazier's Tigers to a 21-7 ledger as a senior en route to a Missouri Class 5 quarterfinal appearance ... Was a consensus all-state pick by the coaches association and sportswriters ... Also earned all-district, all-conference, and All-Ozarks distinction his senior year as part of the Central Ozarks Conference championship squad that won 15 straight games at one point ... Scored 40 points in his final high school game in the state quarterfinals ... Got to play at JQH Arena in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in what he calls his biggest sports thrill to date ... During his junior season, Kendrix registered 20.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per night while earning first-team all-state honors ... Also earned All-Central Ozarks Conference and All-District 12 distinction for the 18-6 Tigers in 2012-13 ... Was also a starter and second-team all-conference pick as a sophomore for then-coach Dusty Killingsworth. He is a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and played AAU ball for MoKan Elite.
Personal Christian Dernell Kendrix, Jr., was born 9/6/95 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Serena Seats-Kendrix of Springfield ... Has three sisters - Shelbie, Kiaira and Kaitlyn ... Currently undeclared ... Best sports thrill was being the top scorer in the 2014 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, held at MSU's JQH Arena.