On a stormy winter night, the #20 Baylor Bears came out on top, 67-62, over the #3 ranked Kentucky Wildcats, thanks in part to the steady play of their point guard, Kenny Chery.
Simply put, the former junior college standout played like a pro guard in the upset victory. En route to scoring a team-high 18 points, Chery routinely got in the middle of the floor, pulled up at the free-throw line, and drained shot after shot. He toyed with the Kentucky defenders as he navigated the pick and roll with the know-how of a veteran guard.
Chery’s performance isn’t particularly surprising given his play thus far this season. He’s averaging 11.5 points per game and dishing out 4.8 assists, giving Baylor the point guard production they need. Chery has also put forth his best efforts against solid competition (vs. Colorado 14 pts, 4 assts, 4 reb, vs. Syracuse 12 pts. 8assts, vs. Kentucky 18 pts., 5assts). Coming into the season, Baylor faced concerns about the point guard play and how it would pan out,but Kenny Chery has done his best to allay those fears and has the Baylor Bears marching forward.