SEDALIA—Former State Fair Community College Roadrunner Kenny Chery is pursuing his dream of becoming a professional player as a participant in the National Basketball Association Las Vegas Summer League. He is playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Montréal, Québec, native had a stellar two-year career as a Roadrunner. He earned Honorable Mention All-American honors as a sophomore and All-Region 16 honors twice during his career. Chery had two of the best-scoring seasons in Roadrunner history. He capped his career scoring 16.4 points per contest, which placed him fourth on SFCC’s all-time list. He also finished fifth and ninth in single-season assists, dishing out 3.96 as a freshman and 3.75 as a sophomore.

Chery graduated from SFCC in 2013 and transferred to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, to finish his college career. He earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Honors from the media his junior year. He scored 11.5 points and dished out a team-high 4.7 assists per contest. He played in 37 games that year, earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week twice that season. He also earned Big 12 Player of the Week and the CBSSports.com National Player of the Week.

Chery capped his collegiate career earning Second-Team All-Big 12 Honors from the coaches and Honorable Mention from the media as a senior. He scored 11.3 points per game, ranking him third on the team in scoring. He also dished out a team-leading 119 assists. In April he was invited to play in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

“Kenny was a hard worker,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “He was very coachable and a good citizen off of the floor. He improved tremendously as a basketball player while he played for the Roadrunners. He was a great ambassador for our program and the college.”

(Courtesy of SFCC Athletics)