Congratulations are in order for yet another one of my high school classmates. Kevin “Boo Boo” Palmer is now a member of the Washington Wizards! Don’t believe me? See for yourself. Kevin was a standout Guard/Forward for Texas A&M Corpus Christi and as a Junior he was one of two players to start all 33 games. He was named the 2008-09 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year and to the NABC District 23 All-District first team after leading the league in scoring with 18.2 points a game and finishing 11th in the nation with 2.6 steals a game including nine games with at least four. Kevin set a single-season school record with 86 steals…netted 599 points which is the second-highest single-season mark in school history and is already fifth all-time with 13 games with 20-or-more points. He was the top scorer for the Islanders in 25 games topping 30 points on three occasions and 20-or-more on 10 others.
Originally a transfer from Cecil Community College, where he was named first team all-conference and all-region as a sophomore and led team in scoring with 18.7 points a game as the team finished 31-1 overall and 16-0 in the Maryland Junior College Conference…also grabbed six rebounds, swiped two steals and dished out three assists a contest to earn third team All-America honors.
In high school Palmer lead the team to a 17-7 won-loss record as senior…averaged 21 points, four assists and five rebounds in his final campaign and was named the Knights’ Most Valuable Player as a senior and played in the City vs. Country All-Star Game and the Charm City All-Star Game.
Now Palmer embarks on the next journey in the NBA. Best of luck to Kevin and his Washington Wizards teammates this season.
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