Husslein Nabs Award, Varsity Spot

Husslein Wins Award

Bradenton, Florida- Former Guam student and athlete standout Kyle Husslein was recently named the Gatorade “G” Standout Award and Player of the Week at IMG Basketball Academy.  This prestigious recognition is provided during each week of IMG’s Summer Basketball Program honoring the one player displaying the heart, hustle and soul while exhibiting a true desire to become The Total Athlete.   “It was a tough week with a lot of talented basketball players.  Anyone of us could have taken this award, I guess I just had that little extra to earn this award.” said Husslein.

Husslein has attended IMG each of the past six summers to refine and perfect his basketball skills in pursuit of his desire to play basketball for a nationally ranked high school and eventually play for a top tier college.   He is attending IMG for four weeks before heading back to Christ School in Asheville, North Carolina where he will begin his third year at the school as he begins his Sophomore year.

His hard work and dedication while at Christ School accelerated his basketball trajectory as he was recently called up to play on the school’s varsity basketball team – consistently ranked in the Top 50 nationwide – for the 2011/12 school year.   “It’s a pretty intense basketball program and the game level of the players is at another level” exclaimed Husslein “but, I’m up for the challenge.”

Founded in 1900, Christ School provides a full college preparatory curriculum for the 227 boys enrolled.  Located in Asheville, North Carolina the 500-acre campus and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are home to Christ School’s nationally recognized sports programs with graduates attending leading national universities.  It’s Christ School Greenies varsity basketball team has secured 6 State Championships in as many years and is renowned for producing high caliber basketball talent with many of their graduating Senior’s going on to play at some of the nation’s powerhouse basketball colleges.

For more than three decades, IMG Academies coaches, programs and athletes have been featured in top publications and on top programs around the world.  Set over 400 pristine acres in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academies features programs throughout the year for the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, IMG Leadbetter Golf Academy, IMG Performance Institute, IMG Baseball, IMG Basketball, IMG Soccer, IMG Madden Football and IMG Lacrosse.  The IMG Basketball Alumni includes an impressive roster of former and current college and NBA standouts.

Information from a press release.