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Coach Tim Walker had to look no farther than his own backyard to continue building Trinity's men's basketball team when Kyle Vroegh signed a letter of intent to attend the College next year. Vroegh is a senior at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights.

"We've made a point of recruiting students with good character who can get it done in the classroom and on the court," men's coach Tim Walker said. "Kyle fits that mold, and we're excited to have him become a part of our program."

Vroegh, a 6-foot-3-inch forward, helped the Knights win a regional championship in the Illinois state playoffs this season by averaging 10 points and nearly eight rebounds per game. His high school coach, Ross Douma, warns that statistics do not tell the whole story about the player the Trolls have recruited.

"Kyle has a great ability to make his teammates better," Douma said. "His work ethic is second to none, and he has an innate ability to understand the intricacies of the game. We may replace his points and rebounds, but we can't replace his leadership. I'm glad he chose to stay close to home."

Vroegh is eager to join the Trolls' young team that he says "is going to be very good." He has ambitions of pursuing a career in business and pointed to the College's business program as a key factor in his decision to attend Trinity.

"I've done some research, and it's a good fit for me," said the honor roll student, who has a 3.1 grade-point average. "Being close to Chicago, it should provide job opportunities for me when I graduate."

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