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Southern Utah basketball grabs another local product in Gorman’s Trey Kennedy

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Bishop Gorman’s Trey Kennedy, left, and Centennial’s Marcus Allen chase a loose ball during their game Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at Centennial. Bishop Gorman won 79-71.

The top remaining unsigned Las Vegas area high school basketball player for the class of 2013 is off the recruiting board.

Bishop Gorman High combo guard Trey Kennedy verbally committed Wednesday to Southern Utah, picking the Cedar City, Utah, school over offers from Eastern Illinois and Fairleigh Dickinson.

“It was just a good environment. I really like the coaches a lot and their style of play,” Kennedy said of Southern Utah.

The 6-foot-3 Kennedy averaged 13 points, six rebounds and five assists per game last season for Gorman in helping the Nevada power win its second straight state championship. He was primarily a reserve as a junior, developing his game against Gorman’s starting rotation of elite college prospects — four starters from the 2011-12 Gorman team were top 150 recruits.

“It helps to go against great talent,” Kennedy said. “That is the type of talent you will see at the next level. It prepares me for what’s to come in the next four years.”

Kennedy expects to sign a letter of intent by Monday. He’s the second from Southern Nevada to commit with Southern Utah, joining Las Vegas High’s Juwan Major.

Earlier in the week, Gorman's Austin Guinn committed to Fontbonne University, a Division III school in St. Louis. Guinn started every game for the Gaels and was the team's captain.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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