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ZagNative
03-28-2010, 07:34 AM
4A Boys All-Idaho Basketball Team (http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/03/28/1131974/4a-boys-all-idaho-basketball-team.html)


FIRST TEAM

Player of the year: Kyle Dranginis (junior, point guard), Skyview Hawks


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Why he is Player of the Year: The 6-foot-4 junior was four points shy of tying the 4A state tournament record with 75 points in three games. Dranginis averaged a team-high 20.3 points, 6.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.0 steals to earn player of the year honors for the second year in a row.

Coach's comment: "Kyle was the best and most well-rounded player that I saw play all year," Skyview coach Aaron Sanders said. "Kyle can shoot, pass, handle the ball, defend, rebound, block shots and run the team."

What others are saying: "Just an all-around gifted player that has a way of making everything seem so easy," Pocatello coach Lee Ralphs said.

What's next: Dranginis has verbally committed to play basketball for Gonzaga starting in the fall of 2011.

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/03/28/1131974/4a-boys-all-idaho-basketball-team.html#ixzz0jUB6mEI4


Also from the Idaho Statesman (http://www.idahostatesman.com/416/), in the cover story for the Players of the Year:

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2010 All-Idaho High School Basketball Players of the Year
Everybody likes a winner, but sometimes, skill trumps trophy. Though four of this year’s All-Idaho boys and girls basketball players of the year didn’t lead their respective teams to a state championship, they did make a lasting impression each time they stepped on the court. All 10 players of the year left their mark on the 2010 hoops season, and — if they won’t be back at the high school level in 2011 — they’ll be playing ball in college.

jazzdelmar
03-28-2010, 08:36 AM
is kyle a frontline player? who does he most resemble?

BobZag
03-28-2010, 09:00 AM
Reminds me of Blake Stepp if we're talking Zags.
Reminds me of Greivis Vasquez sans the outward emotion.

thespywhozaggedme
03-28-2010, 10:02 AM
I didn't realize he was 6'4; very good news.

MDABE80
03-28-2010, 10:09 AM
AND...He's ALL ours!!!!!!!! He'll make a difference. Shooting guard BZ? We still need a PG!! Pangos cmere!

BobZag
03-28-2010, 10:30 AM
AND...He's ALL ours!!!!!!!! He'll make a difference. Shooting guard BZ? We still need a PG!! Pangos cmere!

Kyle is a legit PG, but his size and skills will allow him time as a SG and a Wing.

webspinnre
03-28-2010, 10:56 AM
I'd call him a CG with the skills to run the point if needed, but also to play off the ball.

cggonzaga
03-28-2010, 11:00 AM
I really like the Vasquez comparison. If he is half the player Vasquez was we've got a dandy. (Vasquez played a lot of point throughout his career at Maryland)

ZagLawGrad
03-28-2010, 11:16 AM
Pretty impressive player. Do want to see him spend a little more time at the dinner table.

BobZag
03-28-2010, 01:21 PM
The dinner table, the weight room and the gym. That's what he needs most.

dim4sum
03-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Does that mean that the freshman class of 2011 will include Wiltjer.Bell, Pangos and Draganis???? One big short of a an all-around great recruitment year, but maybe that big is in the mix somewhere.

RockandRollJames
03-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Reminds me of Blake Stepp if we're talking Zags.
Reminds me of Greivis Vasquez sans the outward emotion.

WOW! Now I'm even more excited for him.

surfmonkey89
03-28-2010, 03:40 PM
He doesn't play football very well, does he?

:)