Men's Basketball

Seasiders sign two

Seasiders sign two

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii men's basketball announced the signing of two players for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday.

Signees Bailey Kikuchi and Tanner Nelson join returning missionaries Justin Park and Solomone Wolfgramm for the 2015-16 season.

Kikuchi, a 5-foot-10-inch freshman point guard from Monterey Park, California, was named First Team All-Conference his sophomore, junior, and senior years in high school, while averaging 14 points and 7 assists. He was also selected to the Second Team All-Area and the Pasadena Star News All-Star Team as a senior.

Nelson, a freshman from Vancouver, Washington, recently returned from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. He was a four-year varsity basketball player in high school, and was named All-Academic Team for both basketball and football from 2008-2012. The 6-foot-2-inch guard was also awarded 4A All-League First Team and several state-level honors as a senior. A multi-sport athlete, Nelson averaged 15 points per game his senior year, with a career-high of 31 for Union High School.

Park also returns to BYU-Hawaii after a two-year mission after attending BYU-Hawaii his freshman year. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore from Mesa, Arizona, averaged 3.5 points and 2 rebounds in his 8.5 minutes per game in his freshman campaign. At Red Mountain High School, he averaged of 12.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as a center.

Wolfgramm is a 6-foot-4-inch power forward and another Seasider returning from a two-year mission. Like Park, he played for one year at BYU-Hawaii previous to his mission, and averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in his 12.3 minutes per game. Wolfgramm attended Los Altos Hills High School in Los Altos, California, and was named the San Jose Mercury News Prep Boys Basketball Player of the Year his senior year while averaging 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2 steals per game.

BYU-Hawaii starts preseason nonconference play on November 14 against Long Beach State, and will kick off PacWest Conference games against Hilo on December 5.

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii men's basketball announced the signing of two players for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday.

Signees Bailey Kikuchi and Tanner Nelson join returning missionaries Justin Park and Solomone Wolfgramm for the 2015-16 season.

Kikuchi, a 5-foot-10-inch freshman point guard from Monterey Park, California, was named First Team All-Conference his sophomore, junior, and senior years in high school, while averaging 14 points and 7 assists. He was also selected to the Second Team All-Area and the Pasadena Star News All-Star Team as a senior.

Nelson, a freshman from Vancouver, Washington, recently returned from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. He was a four-year varsity basketball player in high school, and was named All-Academic Team for both basketball and football from 2008-2012. The 6-foot-2-inch guard was also awarded 4A All-League First Team and several state-level honors as a senior. A multi-sport athlete, Nelson averaged 15 points per game his senior year, with a career-high of 31 for Union High School.

Park also returns to BYU-Hawaii after a two-year mission after attending BYU-Hawaii his freshman year. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore from Mesa, Arizona, averaged 3.5 points and 2 rebounds in his 8.5 minutes per game in his freshman campaign. At Red Mountain High School, he averaged of 12.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as a center.

Wolfgramm is a 6-foot-4-inch power forward and another Seasider returning from a two-year mission. Like Park, he played for one year at BYU-Hawaii previous to his mission, and averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in his 12.3 minutes per game. Wolfgramm attended Los Altos Hills High School in Los Altos, California, and was named the San Jose Mercury News Prep Boys Basketball Player of the Year his senior year while averaging 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2 steals per game.

BYU-Hawaii starts preseason nonconference play on November 14 against Long Beach State, and will kick off PacWest Conference games against Hilo on December 5.

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