Kaimen Lennox of Truman High School is a man on a mission, wanting to show that he is more of a scorer this year than years before. Lennox proved that friday night in their win against Lutheran North out of St. Louis, finishing with 28 points, Lennox wowed many in attendance. Displaying his scoring prowess, elite court vision, and much improved defense.
Lennox attributes his new found scoring mindset to his teammates. “I’m really trying to win the Direnna Award, so they continue to push me and back me up the most.”
“Don’t sleep on us.”
That’s the message that Lennox is professing to everyone in the Kansas City Metro and the state of Missouri. Truman has a very talented team and veteran leadership, but they can’t seem to put it together in the early season. They’re a team that takes a few games to get them going and really find their identity, but they’re wanting to change that this season. “We never really have a statement win and we want to change that.”
To go with Lennox’s scoring ability, he has incredible court vision as well. Last night against Lutheran North he showed that, finding teammates in ways not a lot of players can. A few passes were jaw-dropping and simply amazing. It’s an attribute he prides himself on highly.
“More people focus on the scoring and the wrong parts of the game,” said Lennox. “I want to get to the next level, I’m not the tallest or the most athletic so I have to focus on the intangibles.”
The defense from Lennox was most impressive last night, seeing he’s got quicker and able to slide his feet easier to stay in front of the player he’s defending. It’s a part of his game that he knows he wasn’t very good at so he really went to work on improving it.
With the win over Lutheran North, it sets up a showdown against their crosstown rival in Wiliam Chrisman. The mindset heading into the championship game is all about having no fear. They believe this is their season and they’re going to go after anyone that’s in their way.
But what makes the game tomorrow even more special is the match-up with his AAU teammate Isaiah Jackson. “We’re going to go at it, he’s still my brother, but I hope everything goes right.”
It’s going to be a battle, and a must-see game.
The 2020 guard is a sought after commodity for colleges at the next level as well. Having heard from a majority of the local Division Two schools such as Northwest Missouri State, Washburn, & Drury. South Dakota State, Nebraska-Omaha, and Missouri State are also showing interest as well.
Lennox has no timeline for making a decision, he just wants to find the right fit. Regardless, any school at whatever level he ends up at will be getting a steal and a great point guard.