Lost in much of the excitement and intrigue surrounding the recent commitments of Gary Bell Jr and Keegan Hyland, as well as the transfer of Grant Gibbs, is the fact that Kyle Dranginis is coming off of another Mr. Basketball award in the state of Idaho. Dranginis, who was the first commitment of the 2011 class, is an outstanding combo guard in the mold of a Matt Bouldin and Blake Stepp. While both Zach and I have been a little wary and critical of the competition that Kyle faces in high school, it will be exciting to monitor the production that Kyle is able to have against some of the top teams on the AAU circuit. Any Gonzaga fans living in Spokane will have the opportunity to see Kyle play on May 22nd and 23rd when Boise FLITE plays in Spokane.
Kyle and his Boise FLITE teammates just won the Star Vision Sports Spring Premier tournament in Las Vegas. If his performance in Las Vegas is any indication, Dranginis might no longer be such a secret. In the tournament, Dranginis averaged 32 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 steals over the six games, thus earning the Kyle "Drain" ginis. We would like to thank Loren Schwarzhoff of Boise FLITE for providing us with this schedule.
April 30th- May 1st: Star Vision Sports Spring Premier (Kyle averaged: 32 pts, 12 rbs, and 9 assists)- (Las Vegas, NV)
May 22nd-23rd: Spokane Spring Showcase Invitational- (Spokane, WA)
July 9th-11th: NW Premier- (Seattle, WA)
July 22nd- 26th: The Center Stage Tournament- (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Kyle Dranginis Individual Schedule:
June 26th-June 27th: Gonzaga Elite Camp followed up by Skyview attending Gonzaga Team Camp II (We are still attempting to confirm Skyview attending this Gonzaga team camp)