Another very intriguing find lurking the desert of Las Vegas, were still scratching our heads trying to figure out exactly how he only averaged 6 points per game for Pittsburgh considering how good he looked in the two days we watched him play. It was also hard to figure out how he managed to score 41 points against a team of NCAA all-stars (J.J. Redick, Rudy Gay, Rajon Rondo, etc) representing the Canadian Under-21 National team at the World Championships two seasons ago, so the answer is obviously somewhere in between the two in terms of his real potential at the professional level.
Kendall has good height, length and a decent frame, and he might have been the most well conditioned athlete we saw here, mainly due to how seriously he appears to be taking his training from what we could tell.
Immediately it became evident that were dealing with an extremely intelligent basketball player. Hes constantly surveying the floor to figure out where there is a play to be made, and he has the ability to make some excellent decisions with the ball in his hands, mainly in the form of passes to cutters making their way into the lane. He likes to use fakes and all kinds of other crafty moves to give himself an advantage, and will show some advanced spin-moves into the paint on occasion even, maybe to use his body nicely and finish with a pretty finger roll.
Kendall is also quite a solid defender as well from what he showed in the work he did on Jermareo Davidson and Ryan Gomes. Hes capable of making his way to the basket with either hand, even if his ball-handling skills are definitely improvable, and hes got pretty nice shooting mechanics (including a high release point) even if his college numbers from beyond the arc (20/80 on his career) dont really back that up.
Considering his just-average athletic ability and paltry statistics, Kendall will probably have to start off his career somewhere overseas first before he attempts to make it back to the NBA as a free agent. From what we were told, he is in the process of obtaining a European passport to help facilitate that.