Big 12 Tournament: #4 seed Baylor falls to #1 seed Kansas, 62-52
Steady floor general, one of two seniors on 2014-15 BU squad ... Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention after starting 34 games during first season at Baylor ... Led Big 12 Conference with .879 free throw percentage in 2013-14 ... Canadian who speaks fluent French ... Junior college All-American, transferred to Baylor from State Fair (Mo.) Community College ... Ranked No. 15 national recruit by JucoRecruiting.com ... Member of 2010 Canadian Junior Men's National Team.
2013-14 (JUNIOR) All-Big 12, honorable mention (AP) CBSSports.com National Player of the Week (March 10) Big 12 Player of the Week (March 9) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Feb. 17) Big 12 co-Newcomer of the Week (Dec. 9) Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring 2014) Played in 37 of team's 38 games, including 34 starts ... Named honorable mention All-Big 12 by AP ... Ranked third on team with 11.5 points per game ... Led team and ranked fifth in Big 12 with 4.7 assists per game ... Led Big 12 with .879 free throw percentage, converting 102 of 116 ... Ranked fourth in conference with 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Keyed Baylor's late-season run, leading Bears to 12-3 record after returning to starting lineup following turf toe injury ... Averaged 13.6 points and 4.9 assists while playing team-high 32.2 minutes per game over those final 15 games ... Scored in double figures in 11 of final 14 games after doing so in 11 of 23 previous games played ... Led BU in scoring in nine games and led BU in assists 26 times ... Recorded pair of double-doubles, including sixth triple-double in program history ... Had six 20-point games and scored in double figures 22 times ... Posted 20 points, four assists and zero turnovers in win vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (11/17) ... Guided Bears to Maui Invitational championship game, averaging 12.3 points and 6.7 assists over three games at tournament ... Led team with 18 points and five assists in victory over No. 3 Kentucky (12/6) ... Had first career double-double with 20 points and 10 assists over 39 minutes in overtime win against Northwestern State (12/18) ... Led team with 22 points in 33 minutes played at Texas Tech (1/15) ... Became first BU player ever to record triple-double in a conference game when he poured in 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in double-overtime win vs. Kansas State (2/15) ... Had 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and zero turnovers in crucial win at West Virginia (2/22) ... Scored then-career high 27 points, including career-high five 3-pointers, at Texas (2/26) ... Scored career-high 29 points, including 10-for-10 at free throw line over final two minutes, in two-point win at Kansas State (3/8) that likely cemented Baylor's NCAA Tournament bid ... Averaged 10.8 points, 5.0 assists and 1.8 steals over four contests while leading Bears to title game at Big 12 Championship ... Battled foul trouble and had eight points and one assist in 21 minutes of NCAA Tournament win vs. Nebraska (3/21) ... Had 14 points, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes of NCAA Tourney win over Creighton (3/23) ... Posted 12 points, team-high eight rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes of Sweet 16 loss to Wisconsin (3/27).
PRIOR TO BAYLOR Played two season for coaches Dale Ribble and Kevin Thomas at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo. ... Earned NJCAA honorable mention All-America honors after averaging 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 26 games as sophomore in 2012-13 ... Two-time All-Region 16 honoree ... Shot 49.4 percent from the field and 44.6 percent from 3-point range ... Led team with 48 steals and ranked second with 105 assists ... Averaged 22.0 points over season's final seven games ... Ranked fourth school in history in single-season scoring average with 16.4 points per game ... Had 27 points and eight rebounds vs. No. 5-ranked Iowa Western CC ... Led team to upset of No. 23 Mineral Area College with 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists ... Led team with 111 assists as freshman in 2011-12, which ranked fourth in school history ... Also led team with 40 steals and finished second on team with 14.5 points per game in debut season.
HIGH SCHOOL Played two seasons for head coach Michael Adams at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. ... Earned 2010 All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honorable mention recognition after junior season ... Played for West team in 2011 All-Canada Classic at Toronto's Air Canada Centre ... Ranked No. 12 player in Canadian class of 2011 by Hoopstars Canada ... 2011 McDonald's All-American nominee.
PERSONAL Full name is Kenny Fred Chery ... Born Jan. 24, 1992, in Montreal, Quebec ... Son of Jislene Chery ... General studies major.