Wisconsin Forward Makes Decision

Not long after the Saint Louis University basketball program picked up its first verbal commitment for the 2010-11 season, another of the Billikens' recruiting targets made a decision on his college destination.

According to Mark Miller of Wishoops.net, 6-foot-9 power forward Kyle Kelm of Randolph (Wis.) High School has committed to play his college basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kelm, who took an official visit to Saint Louis last weekend, selected the Panthers over the Billikens, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, Wisconsin-Green Bay and others.

The Wisconsin native averaged 17.8 points per game during his junior season and led Randolph to a 21-3 record. His recruitment suffered a setback this spring when he broke a bone in his foot and then re-injured the foot a few months later.

"His recruitment has changed because of his foot, and Milwaukee never waivered in its desire for Kyle to come and play there," Tyler Selk, Kelm's uncle and coach with the Wisconsin Swing grassroots program, told Wishoops.net. "I think that made a difference. Milwaukee has always shown its desire to have Kyle play there.

"The fact it's close to home also helped. It basically came down to Milwaukee and Saint Louis. His whole family can come and watch him at Milwaukee. There are a lot of advantages to playing in state, especially when you are done playing. A lot of avenues can open up and there are benefits to staying in state."

Kelm was scheduled to make an official visit to Wisconsin-Milwaukee this weekend.

Wishoops.net story on Kelm's commitment

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