April 17, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
Men's basketball guard Brett Kingma, who played his freshman year at NCAA Division I University of Oregon, has signed a scholarship offer and will enter Western Washington University this fall. Making that announcement Thursday was Vikings' head coach Tony Dominguez.
Kingma sat out the 2013-14 season after being a redshirt at Washington State University in 2012-13.
The 6-foot-1 Kingma played in 19 games for Oregon as a freshman in 2011-12, averaging 9.8 minutes and 3.1 points per game. He scored nine points in 21 minutes versus Utah and had 10 points in 14 minutes against nationally No.7-ranked Vanderbilt.
"We are thrilled with Brett's decision to become a Viking," said Dominguez. "Brett is an outstanding shooter who will allow us to stretch the floor. His experience at the PAC-12 level should be a huge benefit for us."
Kingma, whose hometown is Mill Creek, was rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com while competing at Jackson High School. He set Western Conference and school career scoring records with 2,024 points.
Kingma averaged 30.3 points as a senior, leading the Timberwolves to a 23-4 record. He was named the 2011 Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A Player of the Year and was a first-team Associated Press all-state pick.
A three-time Everett Herald all-Area and first-team Wesco all-star, Kingma scored 41 points, hitting five 3-pointers, in an 80-69 District 1 championship game victory over Monroe. That year, he also competed in a national 3-point shooting contest.
Kingma averaged 24.4 points, four steals and four assists as a junior, helping Jackson to the Class 4A state title contest. He hit a turnaround 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to beat Decatur in the quarterfinals, then scored 25 points in an upset of top-ranked Federal Way in the semifinals.
WWU finished 20-8 last year, just missing out on a third straight NCAA II West Regional berth. The Vikings lost by three points in the title game of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament and placed second (13-5) in the GNAC regular-season standings.
BRETT KINGMA, Guard, 6-1, 175, 21, 9/13/92, Sophomore, Mill Creek, WA
COLLEGE: Transfer from NCAA I Washington State University ... Redshirt for Cougars during 2012-13 season and sat out 2013-14 season ... Originally signed with University of Oregon ... Played in 19 games for Ducks as freshman in 2011-12, averaging 9.8 minutes and 3.1 points ... Scored nine points in 21 minutes vs. Utah ... Scored 10 points in 14 minutes vs. nationally No. 7 Vanderbilt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated three-star prospect by Scout.com while competing at Jackson High School ... Set Western Conference and school career scoring records with 2,024 points ... Averaged 30.3 points as senior, leading Timberwolves to 23-4 record ... Named 2011 Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A Player of the Year ... First-team Associated Press all-state pick ... Three-time Everett Herald all-Area and first-team Wesco selection all-star ... Scored 41 points, hitting five 3-pointers, in 80-69 District 1 championship game victory over Monroe ... Competed in national 3-point shooting contest ... Averaged 24.4 points, four steals and four assists per game as junior, helping JHS to Class 4A state title contest ... Hit turnaround 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to beat Decatur in quarterfinals, then scored 25 points in upset of top-ranked Federal Way in semifinals ... Fractured bone in left forearm as sophomore after averaging over 20 points early in season ... Averaged 17.5 points as freshman, earning second-team Wesco South all-star honors ... Played AAU ball for Emerald City and Friends of Hoop coached by Jim Marsh ... Started and lettered four years.
PERSONAL: Major is business administration ... His sister, Kristi, starred on UW women's basketball team, and another sister, Kelli, will be freshman hoopster for Huskies in 2014-15 ... His father, Gregg, was All-American basketball player at Seattle Pacific University, and mother, Gail, is four-time qualifier for Olympic marathon trials ... His brother, Dan, is walking on to play basketball at Washington this season.