Samone Kennedy at the Point

Chris Dearing of The State newspaper featured Gamecock point guard Samone Kennedy in today’s paper. Click here to read the entire article.

Staley also points to the past two games as part of Kennedy’s development. Against High Point, Kennedy had 14 points and a career-high seven steals. Then in a win against North Carolina State on Sunday, she had 18 points and hit a 3-pointer with less than 20 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

“She is owning the position, owning the fact that she has to run our basketball team,” Staley said. “That’s a good thing when a point guard can own it and come back to see the fruits of their labor pay off in the stat line.”

Kennedy said that playing under Staley took some time getting used to.

“I would never doubt a thing she says whether it sounds wrong or not,” Kennedy said. “She’s been there and has the gold medals. She’s been where a lot of us would love to be, where we dream of being. I know whatever she is telling me is the right thing to do.”

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