Van Kempen has too much pain in his knee to play, which is caused by a problem with the cartilage. Studies that will follow in the coming weeks will reveal whether Kenneth will ever play basketball at the highest level or not. Besides the personal suffering for van Kempen, it is also a great loss for the team of Weert where Niels Vorenhout already had to withdraw recently as well with a career ending back injury.
Van Kempen played four years for Ohio University in the Mid American Conference and then came back to his old club. Last season, the always hardworking van Kempen had an excellent season and this season he would therefore be one of corner stones of Stepco BSW.