Tuesday, May 27, 2014

KCKCC signs versatile Shawnee Mission Northwest guard Dehven Talley


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- A versatile 6-3 guard from Shawnee Mission Northwest, Dehven Talley is the latest basketball signee at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

“A hidden gem who will surprise people in our league,” said KCKCC Coach Kelley Newton. “Well-rounded, he does a lot of things well and could play several positions. But most important he can play defense.”

A 52 percent shooter from the field and 78 percent from the foul line, Talley averaged 3.7 points this past season. Playing in his final game in the state tournament, he led Northwest in scoring. 

“Dehven was a solid player for us this past season,” said SM Northwest Coach Mike Rose. “He was a true team player and worked as hard as anyone to be the best basketball player he could be. The first one in the gym and the last one to leave most nights, he performed his role for us as a true teammate would and I believe has the ability to be an integral part of KCKCC’s future success.”

Talley becomes the fourth Kansas high school player to sign with the Blue Devils, joining Zach Jackson and Joe Lendway of Lansing C.J. Harper of Piper..