Friday, May 31, 2013

UIS men add size to backcourt

A pair of 6-foot-3 guards have signed with the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball program.

Wes Koral is an NCAA Division I transfer from Texas-Pan American. Kendall Guyton graduates this weekend from Bolingbrook High School.

“We’re trying to get longer and more athletic on the perimeter,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “We were needing bigger guards. Those two guys fill needs.”

Koral was a redshirt at Texas-Pan American last season. He will have four years of eligibility at UIS.

Guyton averaged 10 points and four rebounds his senior year. He was named to the Joliet Herald News all-area second team and described as a “highlight reel waiting to happen.”

“Kendall is very athletic,” Wierzba said. “He’s good in the open court, attacking the rim and finishing at the rim. He’s a very explosive athlete.”

The story was published by The State Journal-Register on May 31, 2013.

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