Former UM standout Marcus Kennedy named to GSC Hall of Fame

Published 2:25 pm Friday, April 6, 2018


BIRMINGHAM – University of Montevallo men’s basketball alum Marcus Kennedy, a legend within the halls of the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center and one of the greatest student-athletes to ever wear the Purple and Gold, has earned his spot in the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame.

Kennedy will be inducted into the conference’s Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony during the Gulf South Conference annual meetings in Pensacola, Florida in late May.

“I’m excited to see Marcus honored for his outstanding career at Montevallo,” said Montevallo men’s basketball coach Danny Young “Marcus is the greatest basketball player to wear the Purple and Gold. Marcus and his family are among the biggest supporters of the Montevallo athletic department. It’s a fitting tribute to his playing career with the Falcons.”

Kennedy was a member of the men’s basketball program at the University of Montevallo from 2003-2007.

Kennedy was twice named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) NCAA Division II All-American during his playing career. He was twice named a first team All-Gulf South Conference selection and East Division Player of the Year and was also named the conference’s Player of the Decade.

Kennedy helped the Falcons advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight twice, while also helping the team win three Gulf South Conference tournament championships and three East Division regular season titles.

Kennedy finished his playing career as the Falcons’ all-time leader with 134 games played, 2,173 points scored, 841 made field goals and 458 made free throws. He also recorded the second most rebounds in program history with 970 career rebounds and second most steals in program history with 179 career steals.