Jamar Kemp is already 6 feet 5 and weighs 230 pounds.
He is only 13 years old.
The son of former Sonics superstar Shawn Kemp will be a freshman at O’Dea in 2011 and, following a live chat at The Seattle Times Wednesday, Shawn took a few minutes to talk about his son.
“He’s put in a lot of work,” Shawn said. “He’s a pretty good player. My son at the UW, Shawn Jr., is more of an inside player. Jamar is more of a finesse player. He’s a really good shooter. He dribbles the ball very well, more of an outside guy, kind of a point-forward type of player.”
With Shawn Kemp Jr. at the University of Washington and Jamar at O’Dea, their father will have plenty of opportunities to see them play.
“It’s just fun for us, because you never know if they’re going to take after you when they get older or not,” Shawn Kemp Sr. said. “I’m just happy they want to be involved with sports, really.”
There is a family connection between the Kemp family and O’Dea. Irish football standout Jayshawn Jordan is Jamar Kemp’s cousin.
“I think it’s a good fit,” Shawn Kemp Sr. said. “Our family’s got a pretty big history at O’Dea. It’s a good situation for our family.”
To check out a replay of the live chat, click here.