Updated Fri, Sep 23, 2011 9:10 pm
The Ohio men’s basketball team has added senior Kenny Belton to the roster. The forward/center who played for two years with the University of Cincinnati will not be hard to miss on the floor. He is listed at 6’ 8” and 280 pounds.
A neck injury prevented Belton from continuing his career with Cincinnati, where he received his degree. By proving medical hardship, he could get another year of eligibility, but even if this is his last year of eligibility, he will be able to play.
He played 21 games for the Bearcats in 2007 and 2008. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game as a backup forward. With the graduation of DeVaughn Washington, Adetunji Adedipe and Asown Sayles, Belton’s size makes him an asset to Ohio. His battle mates in the paint are 6’ 8” junior forward Ivo Baltic, 6’ 8” junior forward Reggie Keely and 6’ 6” sophomore forward T.J. Hall.
Belton is on the team as a non-scholarship player for now. He graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina.