Carroll men sign California guard

HELENA — Zayn Kirkendoll a 6-foot-2 guard from San Jose, Calif. has signed a national letter of intent with Carroll College men’s basketball team.

Kirkendoll, an accomplished shooter in two seasons at Cañada Junior College (Redwood City, Calif.) started at guard this past season for the Colts and averaged 10.4 points per game and shot better than 40-percent from three-point range and over 80-percent from the foul line.

“Carroll College Basketball is excited to announce the addition of Zayn Kirkendoll to our backcourt,” head coach Carson Cunningham said.

Prior to attending Cañada, Kirkendoll played prep basketball at Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.), where he was named Honorable Mention in the powerful West Catholic Athletic League as a senior and finished fourth in the WCAL in scoring.

“Zayn is strong and possesses a soft touch from the outside that will greatly benefit our team,” Cunningham said.

Kirkendoll becomes first-year coach Carson Cunningham’s fifth signee and adds to an already exciting class that includes Zach Taylor of Union High School (Duvall, Wash.), Andrew Campbell of Billings West, Tad Rose of Billings Senior and Kyle Gollehon of Choteau High School.

Kirkendoll excelled in the classroom at Cañada where he maintained a 3.9 grade point average and joined acceptance to Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society.

“I don’t know what’s stronger, Zayn’s character, his academic record, or his sturdy build. The young man boasts a formidable trifecta. He’ll be a great addition to the college on and off the court,” Cunningham said.

Kirkendoll will study pre-medicine at Carroll.

— Carroll College Sports Information

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