Men's Hoops Announces Class of 2017

    Head coach Dave Pilipovich
    Head coach Dave Pilipovich

    Aug. 12, 2013

    Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich has announced the nine players that comprise the Falcons' incoming Class of 2017. Eight of them played at the USAFA Prep School last season and helped the team to a 17-13 record.


    Kyle Broekhuis
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 195 
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Colorado Springs, CA
    High School: Colorado Springs Christian HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in 29 games for the USAFA Prep School … averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest … finished second on the team in overall rebounding and led the squad with 27 offensive boards … fourth on the team with 19 steals ... led CSCS to a 24-1 record as a senior and a spot in the state quarterfinals … high school basketball coach was Mark Engesser.


    Austin Flues
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 195 
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Aloha, OR
    High School: Century HS

    Before Air Force
    Led team to conference championship as a junior and runner-up finish as a senior … helped team to 18-8 record and second-round appearance in the state playoffs as a senior … second-team all-league selection as a senior … high school basketball coach was Scott Kellar.


    Hayden Graham
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 190
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Austin, TX
    High School: Anderson HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in 10 games for the USAFA Prep School … averaged 7.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game … won an Athlete of the Year Award at Anderson HS as a senior … led team to a 25-9 record as a senior … played in the Central Texas All Star Basketball Game … high school basketball coach was Leal Anderson.


    Nick Jorgensen
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 200
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
    High School: Hopkins HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in all 30 games for the USAFA Prep School … averaged 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game … shot 46 percent (74-159) from the field and 39 percent (28-71) from three-point range ... finished fourth on the team in rebounding and second with 67 assists … third on the team with 35 steals … helped Hopkins win three straight 4A state championships and one semifinal appearance … high school basketball coach was Ken Novak.


    Zach Kocur
    Height: 6-3 
    Weight: 190
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Centennial, CO
    High School: Arapahoe HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in all 30 games for the USAFA Prep School … led the team in scoring at 14 points per game and rebounding at 4.8 per contest … also led team with 79 assists and 42 steals … shot 58 percent from the field and 50.4 percent (65-129) from three-point range ... second-team all-state selection as a senior at Arapahoe HS … led team to a 25-3 record his senior year … helped team to state finals and scored 23 points in the state title game … team captain … high school basketball coach was Dan Snyder.


    Eric Lewis
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 225
    Position: Center
    Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
    High School: Horizon HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in all 30 games for the USAFA Prep School … averaged 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game … finished third on the team with 50 assists … shot 50 percent (50-100) from the field and three-point range (7-14) ... second on the team with 16 blocked shots ... helped Horizon HS to the state semifinals as a sophomore … averaged 11.2 points and just under 10 rebounds per game as a senior … honorable mention all-state following his senior season … high school basketball coach was Kipp Clark.


    Callum Long
    Height: 6-5
    Weight: 195
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
    High School: Flagstaff HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in 20 games at the USAFA Preps School … finished third on the team with a 10.4 scoring average … shot 56 percent (73-129) from the field and 53.2 percent (25-47) from three-point range ... region MVP and two-time Arizona Daily Sun Player of the Year while at Flagstaff HS … led team in points, rebounds, assists and steals as a junior … also led team in scoring as a senior … high school basketball coach was James Kirk.


    Darrius Parker
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 215
    Position: Center
    Hometown: Allen, TX
    High School: Allen HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in all 30 games at the USAFA Prep School … averaged 8.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game … finished fourth on the team in scoring and third in rebounding … shot 56.6 percent (89-157) from the field ... had 49 assists and led the squad with 27 blocks … averaged 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game as a senior at Allen HS … all-district second-team selection as a senior … honorable mention all-district pick as a junior … high school basketball coach was Steve Specht.


    Joe Tuss
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 195
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    High School: Durango HS
    Previous School: USAFA Prep School

    Before Air Force
    Appeared in 26 games at the USAFA Prep School … averaged 7.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game … shot 82.4 percent (28-34) from the free-throw line … averaged 18.5 points and 7.2 rebounds at Durango HS as a senior … first-team all-conference and all-region as a senior … made 96 three-pointers his senior season (5th most in the state that year) … high school basketball coach was DeShawn Henry.

     


     

     

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