Borden Kennedy Collects First Career HCAC Player of the Week Award

Photo courtesy of Angie Palmer
Photo courtesy of Angie Palmer

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time in his playing career, Franklin College junior guard Borden Kennedy has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player of the Week.

The Attica, Ind.-native was one of several driving forces in helping Franklin pick up two critical wins last week, averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 assists per game while shooting 68.4 percent from the floor.

On Wednesday (Feb. 13) night against Transylvania, Kennedy played a pivotal role in helping Franklin lock down a berth in the HCAC Tournament, finishing with a career-high 25 points while going 15-for-16 at the free throw line and handing out seven assists in a 101-81 win. It marked the third time in Franklin's last five games that Kennedy went over the 20-point mark.

Three days later against Bluffton in the regular season finale, Kennedy added 16 points on 8-for-11 shooting and dished out six assists in a 72-67 Franklin win, giving them victories in seven of their last eight games to finish the regular season. Heading into the conference tournament, Kennedy has reached double figure point totals in each of the last eight games.

Franklin opens the 2019 HCAC Tournament on Friday (Feb. 22) night, traveling to Hanover, Ind. for a first round meeting with third-seeded Rose-Hulman. Tip-off from Hanover's Collier Center is set for approximately 8:00 p.m.