December 5, 2010

Tornado Basketball inks two during early signing period

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has added two players to the men's basketball squad for the 2011-12 season during the NCAA early signing period. Keenan Froedden and Logan Lyle will be the newest members of the Tornado squad under the direction of head coach George Pitts.

Froedden, a 5-foot-8 point guard, will add depth, quickness and leadership in the Tornado backcourt. He plays for Sycamore High School in Pleasant View, Tenn.

"I've had one guard in five years at King that could move the ball at the tempo I want," Pitts said. "Keenan does it and does it well. He fits offensive and defensive schemes very well."

He has averages of 8.2 points per game, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals while at Sycamore.

Pitts added that Froedden has an excellent opportunity to play early, "he just has to prove himself and he'll get a shot."

Lyle currently plays for nearby Unicoi County High School. The 6-foot-4 wing player averaged 18.9 points per game, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists so far in his prep career. He owns a 42.0 three-point percentage and 75.0 free throw percentage.

He will bring depth on the perimeter and compete for early playing time on the wing according to Pitts.

The Tornado staff was very excited to have both Froedden and Lyle signed for the 2011-12 season.

King welcomes the University of Indianapolis to the Student Center for a 7 p.m. contest Monday.