Posted On: 02/26/18 1:43 PM
Chaparral 6-foot-1 guard Jonathan Tendale’s high school career has come to an end, and he’s looking forward to the next chapter.
He’s just unsure where that will be.
“I really haven’t got as much exposure yet, so I’m going to make a film and send it out (to college coaches) so that by April I can hopefully make a decision,” said Tendale.
Right now, Tendale — Nevada’s 54th-ranked 2018 — has got some JuCo interest coming in, from all over the country.
“My AAU coach has been helping me out, talking to some schools. But there’s really been nothing too serious yet. There’s been some JuCos; one in Oregon, one in Utah and one in Arkansas,” said Tendale.
“I need to get bigger and stronger, so I could use a year at JuCo to get big and grow, mentally and physically.”
The athletic guard explained his playing style to PHNV; there’s one specific former NBA MVP that Tendale says he molds his game after.
“My strongest suit is that I’m a slasher. I get going at my opponent and I’m kind of like a Russell Westbrook-type player,” said Tendale. “And then I like to get my teammates the ball, get assists and just get everyone else going, too. I specialize in the mid-range and I’m still expanding my 3-pointer.”
After a successful senior season with the Cowboys, in which he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds per game, Tendale is satisfied with the way things turned out — despite the early exit from postseason contention.
“My coach told me he needed me to be the leader before the season started, and I just took on that role,” said Tendale. “I went through a lot of trials and tribulations throughout the year, but I feel like I was there for my teammates and I gave it my all for them, and they did the same for me.”