Former Christ School basketball player Kyle Husslein will be part of the Guam men’s basketball team in the July 4-18 Pacific Games held in Papua New Guinea.
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Born and raised on Guam, Kyle started playing league basketball at the age of 10. The passion to play at an increasingly higher caliber has helped fuel his journey. Husslein started attending Christ School in 2009 as an 8th grade full-time boarding student fulfilling his desire to play for a nationally recognized high school basketball program while challenging himself academically in preparation for college.
After graduating high school in 2014 and reviewing his college options, Husslein decided to attend and play basketball for the University of Redlands Bulldogs men’s basketball team. In his freshman Bulldog season, Husslein earned significant playing time, gaining valuable basketball experience at the collegiate level including sparking a come from behind victory over then ranked No 22 Chapman where he shot 62% from the field and made clutch free-throws. “That was definitely a breakout game for me last season.” recalls Husslein.
“Lots of patience, training and hard work on and off the court has prepared me for this moment. I’ve always dreamed of representing Guam.” said Husslein who stands a long 6′ 2″ and is gifted with explosive athleticism.
In addition to being on Guam this summer, Husslein spent a few weeks in the Philippines where he was invited to practice with the University of Philippines men’s basketball team as well as train with several existing and former PBA players. “It definitely aided in elevating my fitness level and exposure to a different style of play that I expect at the Pacific Games.” claims Husslein.
When not practicing with his Guam teammates, Kyle makes time to give back to his roots by helping with a Guam-based non-profit program that organizes basketball clinics and tournaments for the islands youth. “It’s where it all started,” Husslein recalls, “and in these kids, I see how far I’ve come and hope to be an inspiration and role-model for them.”
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