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03-03-2010, 08:50 AM

Game #1 is Skyview vs Hillcrest (Idaho Falls). Scroll down a bit and look for the game March 4. IdahoSports.com is carrying every game. 6:15 MST. 5:15 PST.

Best of luck to Kyle Dranginis and his Skyview Hawks.


http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2010/03/03/jzentz/boys_basketball_state_tournament_capsules_and_sche dules

Skyview Hawks (defending champion)
Record: 19-4
Head coach: Aaron Sanders, first season
Road to state: Defeated Columbia 82-59 in first round of District III Tournament, defeated Kuna 73-45 in semifinals, lost to Bishop Kelly 49-42 in championship game.

Players to watch: PG Kyle Dranginis, jr. (20.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 6.1 apg, 2.3 bpg); G Terrell Rowe, sr. (12.7 ppg, 5 rpg, 1.6 apg); F Matthew Clark, sr. (11.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.2 bpg).

Notes: The defending state champions won three overtime games in last year’s state tournament to take the title. Just a junior, Dranginis has given a verbal commitment to play at Gonzaga University. This is the first time in five seasons the Hawks have not won their district tournament.
Borah High, Boise
Game 1: Bishop Kelly (17-6) vs. Jerome (15-11), 1:15 p.m.
Game 2: Moscow (16-6) vs. Rigby (13-12), 3 p.m.
Game 3: Hillcrest (20-3) vs. Skyview (19-4), 6:15 p.m.
Game 4: Twin Falls (21-3) vs. Century (14-11), 8 p.m.

Elimination games
Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1:15 p.m., loser eliminated
Game 6: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 3 p.m., loser eliminated
Game 7: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6:15 p.m.
Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Consolation championship
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 9:15 a.m.
Third place
Game 10: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 11 a.m.
Idaho Center, Nampa
Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 6 p.m.

03-03-2010, 11:09 AM
Hillcrest Knights
Record: 20-3
Head coach: Don Baldwin, 12th season
Road to state: Beat Blackfoot 67-58 in the opener of the District VI tournament, beat Bonneville 78-66, beat Rigby 86-48 in district title game.
Players to watch: PG Jordan Johnson, sr. (11.5 ppg, 4.4 reb, 37.5 percent 3-point shooting, 4.5 ast); G Kade Olson, sr. (14.0 ppg, 4.3 reb, 33.9 percent 3-point shooting).
Notes: Hillcrest lost its season opener without both Johnson and Olson, and then it lost its second game without Olson. Since then, both have played fulltime and Hillcrest has won 20 of 21 games. … As a team, Hillcrest shoots 36.9 percent from behind the 3-point line and it attempts 20.7 3s per game. … Four players average more than 10 points per game (Olson, 14.0, Johnson, 11.5, Brantley Brooks, 10.3, and Tanner Murri 10.0). Those same four shoot above 30 percent from the 3-point line. … Size is not a strength as Johnson is the team’s leading rebounder at 4.4 per game. He also led last year’s team in rebounding.

03-03-2010, 11:57 AM
Wonder if Don will have any words for Kyle (after the game) about the great choice he made in GU!!

03-03-2010, 01:38 PM
Wonder if Don will have any words for Kyle (after the game) about the great choice he made in GU!!

I wish Don the best...but I want Kyle to win this. :)

03-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Nice story about Kyle today in the Idaho Press-Tribune (http://www.idahopress.com/sports/highschool/basketball_-_boys/article_4bd0020c-2764-11df-ae5a-001cc4c03286.html).


Last year, Skyview won three overtime games to complete its 26-0 season. This year, the Hawks enter the tournament following a 49-42 loss to Bishop Kelly in the District III championship game.

Dranginis was named last year’s 4A player of the year after scoring 18 points with six assists in Skyview’s state championship overtime victory against Pocatello.

This year, he’s averaging 20.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. He’s also blocked 54 shots and had 48 steals in 23 games this season.

“He makes my job a whole lot easier,” Skyview coach Aaron Sanders said. “He does everything for us.”

Coaches have noticed what Dranginis has done since starting for the Hawks as a 6-foot-1 freshman two years ago.

That’s why former Boise State and Nampa High coach Bus Connor told Utah State about Dranginis and Centennial coach Tom Aipperspach told Few about him during a camp at GU.

“They were asking who were the best players in Idaho,” Aipperspach said. “I told them that I thought he was the best and he had a great upside. He’s so young and really a good kid.”

Within days, Dranginis, now 17, was invited by Gonzaga to attend their “Elite” players camp. He attended and impressed.

“I think the coaches really liked the way he played,” Sanders said.

Few and Gonzaga assistants all traveled to Nampa to watch Dranginis play or talk to him at practices.

“(Few) said Kyle reminded him a little bit of Blake Stepp,” Sanders said of the Zags former two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year. “So I think they saw some qualities in Kyle in other players they have recruited.”

03-04-2010, 07:27 AM
From The Post-Register (http://www.postregister.com/blogs/sports/?p=8314):
What to watch for at the boys state tournament

Class 4A

Host: Borah H.S., Boise

The co-favorites: Twin Falls (21-3) and Skyview (19-4) have flip-flopped the No. 1 and No. 2 rankings all season, but both enter the tournament on a down note. Twin needed a second try to claim its district title, and Skyview fell to Bishop Kelly in its district championship for its third loss in nine game.

The dark horse: With the way Hillcrest (20-3) shoots the 3, it can beat anyone. Or it can lose to anyone. Hillcrest attempts 20.7 3-pointers per game and makes 36.9 percent.

Player to watch: Kyle Dranginis, jr., G, Skyview. Dranginis (20.3 ppg, 6.1 reb, 6.1 ast, 2.3 blocks) has already accepted a scholarship to Gonzaga. And he’s just a junior.

Notes: Bishop Kelly enters the tournament on an 11-game winning streak, including a win over Skyview in the District 3 title game. Skyview had won the previous four district titles. … Century started the season 0-4, but has gone 14-7 since. … Six-foot point guard Jordan Johnson is Hillcrest’s leading rebounder for the second year in a row at 4.4 per game.

Team Capsules here (http://www.postregister.com/blogs/sports/?p=8318).

03-04-2010, 09:06 AM
Somebody likened Kyle and his style of play to Greivis Vasquez. I think that is the best comparison in body type and in game. But Kyle doesn't have the emotion or hot latino temper that Vasquez has. As for Zag comparisons, yeah, Stepp is the best likeness.

03-04-2010, 04:04 PM
Skyview-Hillcrest game about to cue up--


03-04-2010, 04:47 PM
41-37 Skyview at half.

Dranginis playing well, had some assists that were missed bunnies. Don Baldwin's squad shoots treys like there's no tomorrow. Fun to watch.

03-04-2010, 05:37 PM
The old Zag beats the new Zag. Don Baldwin's Hillcrest team shoots lights out and sinks Dranginis' Skyview squad by 7.

03-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Dranginis had 22 and 11, fwiw.