Oakland inks two in late signing period
ROCHESTER — Ryan Bass and Kyle Sikora have each signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Oakland University men’s basketball team in 2010-11. The Golden Grizzlies return eight letter-winners off last year’s record-setting squad.
Bass, 5-foot-11, 170, led Dunbar High School to a state championship during his senior season by averaging 12.0 points per game and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He garnered all-state honorable mention and is a three-time all-area honoree. Bass received a grade of 83 from ESPN.com and is a scoring point guard that can affect the game with speed, quickness and off the charts athletic ability according to the website.
“Ryan Bass is an ultra-athletic point guard, who can really defend,” Oakland coach Greg Kampe said. “He's a good passer and can also score the ball. He was the MVP of his district all-star game last Wednesday and he scored 36 points in it. We're looking at a kid who can come in here and become a point guard as well as a defensive stopper, someone who can distribute the ball and make shots. We have found that in Ryan.”
Sikora, 7-feet, 220, led Florida Christian School with 16.8 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. He blocked 5.6 shots per game and shot 71 percent from the field. He guided his team to a school best 26-5 record and earned all-district first-team honors, along with being named to the Dade vs. Broward County All-Star Game. He received a grade of 72 from ESPN.com and uses his length to block a lot of shots and grab rebounds.
“Kyle is a very skilled seven-footer,” Kampe said. “He can shoot the ball and make his free throws. He is new to the game of basketball and he has some development to go. I think in time, he can be just an unbelievable player in the Summit League.”
Bass and Sikora will join Corey Petros (6-10, 235) of Eisenhower, who signed an NLI during the early signing period. Petros will be playing in the High School All-Star game at Oakland University Saturday at 6 p.m.