KNOXVILLE — Well traveled Memphian Kennedy Chandler is back in the states and back on Rocky Top where he rejoined his new Tennessee teammates for summer workouts, bringing with him his shiny new gold medal.
Chandler was part of the United States Under-19 team that rolled through the FIBA World Cup, unbeaten over in Latvia.
Kennedy averaged almost eight points and three rebounds a game, dishing out over three assists a contest in Team USA’s 7-and-0 run to the gold medal.
A dream come true for the former Briarcrest star, Mister Basketball turned five-star Tennessee guard.
“Me winning a gold medal is a huge dream come true for me. I was really excited, getting a chance to play for my country.” Chandler said. “Once I got that medal, I was like I did it. Dream come true. I write my dreams down, it’s at home. I write all my lists down what I want to do. If I have a new list, I write it down. I write it in my phone. So for me to check that list off, check that off, it’s crazy that I won a gold medal for U19. I come back home and get back together with my team at Tennessee. It was a special moment.”