With a crowded backcourt filled with limited minutes, Bradley is opting to redshirt junior guard Kendahl Amerson, according to a report from Dave Reynolds of the Peoria Journal-Star.
The 6-foot-2 Amerson is in his first year at Bradley after transferring from the College of Eastern Utah.
“We have a lot of junior guards (six scholarship players) and there are only so many minutes to go around,” Bradley head coach Geno Ford said to Reynolds. “Kendahl is big and can get his own shot.
“But he has a fair amount of growth defensively he needs to make. Also, flow of the game and shot selection, things that aren’t emphasized in high school and junior college, are now more important.”
Amerson missed all of summer workouts and was the last player to arrive on campus as he was completing some work in the classroom. He averaged 17.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Eastern Utah.
“He’s got some maturing as a basketball player to do,” Ford said to Reynolds. “But he’s a really hard worker and we don’t think it’s unrealistic he could go from redshirt to a potential starter.”
This is probably a smart move for Amerson if he wasn’t going to play very much. He can spend the season working to crack next season’s rotation.