Class of 1989
Walter L. Kemp Jr.
Walter “Junior” Kemp was a three sport athlete during his years at Lyons Central School. He played three years of varsity basketball, baseball and football. He was captain of both the basketball and baseball teams his junior and senior years.
Junior was voted All-League his junior and senior years in football, basketball and baseball. His senior year he was on the 3rd Team All-Greater Rochester and the Rochester Super 15 for basketball. The team was State and Federation Champions in 1989 with a record of 28-1. Junior held the national leading scorer Marcus Whitfield (46 points per game) to only 13 points. Junior was the all-time assist leader in school history with 636.
After high school, Junior went on to play basketball at Monroe Community College for two years with a record of 54-8. He was named Defensive Player of the Year his sophomore year. Junior then moved on to Roberts Wesleyan and led them to the best record in school history with 24 wins. He was named to All Region/League honors and Honorable All-American averaging 18 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals per game. Junior graduated with a degree in Sociology.
Junior has continued his involvement in athletics. He has coached numerous AAU basketball teams, high school teams in baseball, basketball, soccer and football and Women’s Basketball at FLCC and Men’s Basketball at MCC. He is currently refereeing basketball at the high school and college levels.
Junior currently resides in Irondequoit. He owns Kemp Youth Sports Epic Elite Athletics and is a social worker for the National Call Center for Suicide Prevention for Veterans and Active Military. He is the proud father of Derrick (24), Draw (23), Drew (17), Donovan (11) and adoptive son Frankie Coney.