For the first time in the Tim Kendrick coaching era, UPEI Panthers have been ranked in the Top 10 in the CIS coaches poll – *article in Charlottetown newspaper. (CANHoops.ca poll also has UPEI at #9). Panthers are undefeated in AUS league play and of the four losses in the pre-season two came without star guard Tyler Scott in the lineup. UPEI travels to Wolfville this weekend – home of Kendrick and several of his players for a pair of games against Acadia.
The Panthers have received a nice contribution from their newest guard, 5’11” pg Zach Usherwood (Coquitlam, BC – transfer/Thompson Rivers; 5.3 ppg in 2013-14) who has logged meaningful minutes at the point, helping to reduce the load for 4th year guard Lorenzo Parker. Usherwood started both games vs. Cape Breton and had 6 assists in his debut followed up by a 12 point effort in Saturday’s game. The energetic point guard is providing another athletic element for Coach Kendrick, especially at the defensive end.