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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 30, 2014

Lyle signs with William Penn

By Derek Helling, Sports Editor | May 01, 2014
Photo by: Derek Helling Keota senior Luke Lyle signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for William Penn University yesterday at Keota High School. Pictured are Luke (front, center), his mother Angela Lyle (front, left), his father Jared Lyle (front, right), Statesmen head basketball coach John Henry (back, left) and Keota head boys’ basketball coach Dan Stout (back, right).

On Wednesday, April 30, at Keota High School, Eagle senior Luke Lyle signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for William Penn University in Oskaloosa.
William Penn men’s basketball head coach John Henry was in attendance to represent the Statesmen.
“We try to sign the best available area kids. We’ve had a great relationship with Keota for a long time. We felt like Luke fit in very well being from the area and being a versatile player,” Henry commented.
Lyle says that the decision to attend William Penn was an easy decision.
“I took a visit there and I really liked the campus. They have a great program and a former player that went there said he really liked it,” Lyle explained.
The Eagle boys’ basketball team will surely feel Lyle’s absence.
“It’s great that Luke gets to play at the next level. He finished with a lot of records and had a great career here at Keota. It will be a huge void for us next year. We’ll miss not only his play on the court but his leadership and the quality kid he is,” Keota boys’ basketball head coach Dan Stout said.
The Statesmen went 24 – 10, won their conference tournament and progressed to the NAIA Elite Eight last season.

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