Andrew Kennedy (basketball)

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Andrew Kennedy
Personal information
Born (1965-12-22) December 22, 1965 (age 53)
Kingston, Jamaica
NationalityAmerican / Jamaican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High schoolCalabar (Kingston, Jamaica)
CollegeAmarillo (1983–1985)
Virginia (1985–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1987–2002
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1987–1988Topeka Sizzlers
1988–1989Rapid City Thrillers
1989CB Valladolid
1989–1990Hapoel Galil Elyon
1990–1991Corona Cremona
1991–1993Hapoel Galil Elyon
1993–1994Montpellier Basket
1995–1998Hapoel Galil Elyon
1998–2000Maccabi Haifa BC
2001–2002Bnei Herzliya
2002Ironi Ramat Gan

Andrew Fitzgarfield Kennedy (born December 22, 1965) is a retired American-Jamaican basketball player, most notable for his years playing in the Israeli league, with Hapoel Galil Elyon's successful teams of the early 1990s.

Kennedy attended Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978-83 and participated in a number of sports including Table Tennis, Athletics and Basketball. He was an above average student and regularly won awards for excellence and school citizenship. He was drawn distinctly to basketball where he played on the B and later A team. Of note was the rivalry between Kennedy and his older brother Michael Kennedy who played basketball for Kingston College, Calabar's archrival. The two met on numerous occasions.

A 6'7" forward, Kennedy studied at the University of Virginia and after graduating he was picked in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks as the 43rd pick overall. He arrived to the Upper Galilee, Israel (Galil Elyon) in 1989 and played for the local team of Hapoel Galil Elyon for seven seasons in three teams, in his first four seasons winning a national cup in 1992 and an historic championship a year later in 1993. Kennedy later played in Italy, Spain and France before his retirement in 2005. To this day he holds the record for most seasons played in Israel by an import player, a total of 12, in six teams.

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