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Air Force Hoops Freshmen

Published: July 27, 2009, 1:59 pm, by admin

Air Force today released the bios of the nine players that make up the men’s basketball team’s freshman class. Here they are:

F Zach Bohannon (6-7, 195) Marion, IA (Linn-Mar High)
Led team to a 24-3 record and runner-up finish in Class 4A as a senior … first-team all-state selection as a senior … second-team all-state and first-team all-conference selection as a junior … averaged a double-double (15 pts., 10 reb.) as a junior … helped team to the 4A state championship as a sophomore … parents are Gordy and Brenda Bohannon … his older brother, Jason, plays basketball at the University of Wisconsin.

G/F Adam Brakeville (6-5, 195) Dana Point, CA (USAFA Prep School/Corona Del Mar High)
Averaged 6.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season for the USAFA Prep School … finished second on the team in rebounding … tied for second on the team with 46 steals … led the squad by taking 13 charges on the defensive end … helped Corona Del Mar High School to a 21-8 record as a senior by averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game … second-team all-league pick as a senior … parents are Chip Brakeville and Donna Rados.

F/C Taylor Broekhuis (6-10, 210) Colorado Springs, CO (USAFA Prep School/Colo. Springs Christian)
Led the USAFA Prep School in rebounding last season at 7.8 boards per game … also paced the team with 96 blocked shots in 30 games … finished fourth on the team in scoring at 9.8 ppg … shot 47.2 percent from the field … averaged 17.3 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.9 blocks per game as a senior at Colorado Springs Christian School … led the Lions to the 2008 3A state championship game … named The Gazette’s 2007-08 Small Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year … Class 3A first-team all-state selection by The Denver Post … parents are Mike and Lisa Broekhuis.

F/C David Burns (6-9, 220) Littleton, CO (USAFA Prep School/Mullen High)
Averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 30 games at the USAFA Prep School … posted second-best field-goal percentage on the team at 48 percent (48-100) … second-team all-league selection at Mullen High School as a senior in ’07-08 … helped team to the Class 5A Final Four as a junior … parents are Don and Donna Burns.

G/F Mike Fitzgerald (6-6, 190) Centerville, MN (St. Thomas Academy)

Averaged 19.6 points per game for the Cadets during his senior season … two-time all-conference  selection … honorable mention all-state pick … as a junior, the Cadets finished 24-7 and were the AAA 2nd place finishers … helped team to a 30-2 record and Class AAA championship as a sophomore … No. 2 on the school’s career scoring list with 1,287 points … ranked No. 17 on list of Minnesota’s top college prospects from the class of 2009 by MinnesotaPreps.com … parents are John and Angel Fitzgerald … his older brother, Dan, played basketball at Tulane and Marquette.

G Todd Fletcher (6-2, 180) Lee’s Summit, MO (Lee’s Summit West High)
Ranks third all-time in scoring (658 points) and second in assists (239) and steals (126) at Lee’s Summit West … first-team all-district selection as a senior when he averaged 15 points, six rebounds and four assists per game … assist-to-turnover ratio was 4-to-1 … helped team to a 24-3 record and a district championship … averaged 10 points, five rebounds and three assists as a junior … also named conference defensive player of the year … parents are Phil and Toni Fletcher.

G Kyle Green (6-3, 180) Richland Hills, TX (USAFA Prep School/Richland High)
Appeared in 25 games for the USAFA Prep School last season … averaged 8.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game … led the team in three-point percentage at 38.1 percent (37-97) … second on the team with eight charges taken … averaged 18.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as a senior at Richland High School … shot 46 percent from three-point range … parents are Thomas and Julia Green.

G Mike Lyons (6-6, 192) Newport News, VA (USAFA Prep School/ Massanutten Military Academy)

Led the USAFA Prep School team to a 24-8 record … paced the team in scoring, averaging 17.5 points per game … pulled down 5.2 rebounds per game and tied for second on the team with 72 assists … shot team-high 52.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three-point range … played at the Massanutten Military Academy … parents are Michael and Reba Lyons … his older sister, Tish, played basketball at Old Dominion.

F Andy Stainbrook (6-8, 195) Bay Village, OH (USAFA Prep School/St. Edward High)
Appeared in 27 games for the USAFA Prep School last season … averaged 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game … helped St. Edward High School to a 22-5 record and an appearance in the Division I State championship game as a senior … parents are David and Nancy Stainbrook.