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D.J. Kennedy makes leap to the NBA

Former St. John's forward D.J. Kennedy has been signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the final few days of the NBA regular season.

Kennedy had an outstanding season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, averaging 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 37.4 minutes per game. He shot 44.7 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from 3-point range, and 81.6 percent from the foul line.

The talented 6-foot-6 swingman has recovered nicely after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 2011 Big East tournament. The Red Storm sorely missed Kennedy in that year's NCAA Tournament, when they were upset in the first round by Gonzaga.

Kennedy finished his St. John's career 12th in school history in career points, with 1,504.