Kendrick Buskey drops 48 points on McGill


Jordan Sampson

Kendrick Buskey #4 is one of the leading scorers on the DHS Men’s Varsity Basketball Team.

Jordan Sampson

This Tuesday Kendrick Buskey scored 48 points against McGill-Toolen. Buskey is a senior on Daphne’s Varsity Basketball team. In years past he has been overlooked as a scorer but his Coach, Cedric Yelding, differs from popular opinion.


“What a lot of people don’t know is that Kendrick was a vital part of the team last year.” said Yelding, “We had nine seniors, and he just had to help run the show, a facilitator of sorts. He didn’t have to put up a lot of stats last year because of that and so a lot of people didn’t think he was capable of putting up points.”


Buskey’s role on the team has changed since last year, with a transition from facilitator to scorer. “I’ve grown a lot. Last year I was a facilitator  and this year I got to score, it’s more pressure.” said Buskey.


Going into the game was just like any other game according to Buskey. “I had a good feeling, and we had a good walk-through before the game and during practice.” said Buskey. Kendrick is regarded by others as humble. “He’s been working extremely hard, he’s a very humble young man. After he scored 48 points his mentality was just another game, his composure was just like he had only scored two or three points, he’s always humble.” said Yelding.


Buskey comes from a family where his mother and older brothers play or have played basketball. He grew up with Coach Yelding, having been coached by him since fourth grade. Buskey’s older brother, Deontaye Buskey, played at Daphne High last year and is currently playing at Charleston Southern University. When asked what it’s like to have a brother who plays college ball, a smile comes to his face. “It’s really different. I gotta listen because he gives advice and I have to listen because I know that he made it, and he’s helping me to get better.” said Buskey


Yelding also talked about college for Buskey. “He’s got a lot of colleges interested in him, and if he keeps that great attitude and stays healthy he’ll go far.” said Yelding. See Kendrick Buskey play in his next game on December 5th, an away game against Baldwin County High at 7:30 pm.

Buskey, #4, drives to the goal to make a basket.