Greathouse Picks Catamounts

Steve Shurina and the Western Carolina Catamounts got on the commitment train this week. The son of a high school coach will eventually run the show at the point in Cullowhee.

Greathouse Commits To WCU

Kyle Greathouse, a guard from Lancaster, Ohio, is headed to Western Carolina.

The point man averaged 16.5 points and 7 assists while shooting 42% from 3-point range as a junior. Last weekend, he visited Binghamton and was hearing from West Virginia, Canisius and Samford prior to picking the Catamounts.

"It was obviously a very tough decision because the other schools are great schools and great people," Jack Greathouse, Kyle's father and coach said. "I just think he went down for an unofficial visit in August. He knew they were at every AAU game in July. He had a good feel and he knows Kevin Martin real well and he had a great year last year."

Greathouse played on a 19-and-under team that traveled this spring to Europe and that didn't hurt his exposure. "They went over there and won that tournament and that just brought people in."

It sounds like WCU has landed the proverbial coach's son. "Kyle's almost 6-1," Jack Greathouse said. "He's a left-handed point guard who can shoot it. He's a winner. He's a tremendous leader; almost 7 assists a game."


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