Kennedy Milton has always had an explosive first step and been able to get to the goal at will ever since he picked up a basketball. The ability to score easy buckets helped Milton garner All-Tournament team honors and lead Dallas Lincoln to the Class 4A Texas state title this past season.
Now entering his junior season, Milton’s name is starting to get hot because of his explosiveness on the EYBL summer circuit. This summer, the six-foot-one-inch point guard has consistently taken over games down the stretch for his EYBL Team, Team Texas.
Milton’s ability to consistently break people off the dribble and attack the rim has allowed his EYBL head coach Wes Grandstaff to gain so much confidence in him that he often turns things over to the dynamic guard when things get tough.
“He’s confident in his game and realizes he can be a leader and take a team to high places just like he did in the state championships and how he did for us against Irving DFW two weeks ago,” Grandstaff said. “They had us down, and I just put the ball in his hands and we went four-low and I said, ‘Go to work’. And he put in work for us because that’s what he does.”
Halfway through his EYBL season, Milton is starting to be recognized not only as one of the top PG’s from the state of Texas for the Class of 2018, but is also starting to surge up some national recruiting rankings due to his consistent production. Although he doesn’t have any scholarships to date, the consensus around the EYBL circuit is that it’s a matter of “when”, not “if” a school will offer the highly skilled point guard.
“Things have been going good on the recruiting side as I have a lot of schools scouting me, but I think it would be better if I could receive an offer,” Milton said before a recent EYBL game. “My top (schools) currently consists of UIW, DePaul, North Texas, UTA and Creighton.”