LEWISTON, ID – Fresno, California.
That’s where Lewiston senior forward Kendyll Kinzer will play her college basketball next year.
From Bengal to Bulldog, she’ll be playing in the Mountain West Conference as a Fresno State Bulldog.
“It feels really good,” Kinzer said. “I’ve been waiting for this day pretty much my whole life. And getting to play Division-1 basketball has always been a goal of mine.”
From Idaho to California, Kinzer was tired of having to deal with the Gem State winters.
“I wanted to go somewhere warm,” Kinzer said. “So, Fresno just felt like the place. I’m really excited to be there.”
Heading to the Middle of California, making the decision to be a Bulldog was an easy one.
“I love the atmosphere and the coaching staff and the girls just all were really close,” Kinzer said. “They were more like a family and I was really looking for that. So, it just felt like the right fit.”
The 2018-19 season will start this Friday for LHS.
Their first two games will be against Mountain View and Boise.
Both teams feature future D1 basketball players.
`But Kinzer is ready for the challenge.
“I think it’ll be good competition for me. Just to see where I match-up with other D1 players from the state,” She said. “I’m really excited to test my defense a lot and to see if I can guard at the D1 level but I think me and whole team is ready for the challenge.”
Now about her actual signing day.
Surrounded by family and friends at Booth Hall, it seemed like everyone was representing Fresno State red, white and blue.
It’s safe to say, Lewiston, Idaho might be a Fresno State basketball town.
While at Fresno State, Kinzer isn’t expected to redshirt. So, she could see some minutes as a true freshman.
She’s expected to play either the three or four.
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