Pendergast Makes Decision
Nick Pendergast has come a long way in the last two years.
He began his career at Shepaug Valley High School in Connecticut before transferring to the Kent School in the fall of 2009 and repeating his junior year.
The six-foot-seven forward was a valuable role player off the bench in his first season in the NEPSAC, providing a match-up problem who could change the game with his size and shooting range, and being a key component in Kent’s run to the Western New England championship.
Pendergast took his game to another level during his senior season, averaging 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game to earn third team All New England honors. Most impressive was the way in which he stepped up following an injury to teammate Stefon Williams, asserting himself as the team’s primary interior scorer from that point on while continuing to be tremendously dangerous with his three-point shooting.
This spring, Pendergast has continued to impress. Running with the Rhode Island Hawks he continued to intrigue coaches with his long range shooting ability, improved versatility, and six-foot-eleven wingspan.
His success earned him a full scholarship offer from St. Rose, a division II school in the Northeast 10, but he ultimately declined in favor of continuing to pursue his division I dream by accepting a spot as a recruited walk-on at Temple where he hopes to ultimately earn a scholarship.
Pendergast’s decision recently became official when he was formally accepted to the University.