Boise State Men's Basketball Signs 5-foot-11 Chris Kupets to National Letter of Intent
BOISE, Idaho – Greg Graham, head men’s basketball coach at Boise State University, announced today the signing of Chris Kupets, a 5-foot-11, 175 pound guard from Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, to a National Letter of Intent.

After playing his freshman year at East Carolina, Kupets transferred to Hill College where is averaging 16 points three assists through their first six games. Before starting his college career, he attended one year of prep school at The Patterson School in Lenoir, NC, which was ranked the No.1 prep school team in the nation for the majority of the 2007-08 season. In fact, seven of his teammates at Patterson earned Division I scholarships, including Courtney Fortson (Arkansas), Nate Miles (Connecticut), Matt Simpkins (Memphis) and Varez Ward (Texas).

Prior to his post-grad year at Patterson, Kupets averaged 26.1 points and five assists per game at Cedar Shoals High School (Athens, Ga.), where he led the Jaguars to the Region 8-AAAA title, the second round of the state tournament and a 27-2 overall record. His efforts earned the senior the Athens Banner-Herald Northeast Georgia Player of the Year honors as well as a spot on the all-state first team for a second consecutive season.  Kupets finished his high school career with 1,374 points, which he scored in just two seasons at Cedar Shoals, to finish sixth on the school’s all-time scoring list.

“Chris gives us a scoring guard who can play both the one and the two,” said Graham. “His ability to play in the open court and score will fit in nicely with our speed game.”

The youngest of four, Kupets comes from an extremely athletic family. His father played football at Indiana State University, while his brother was a member of the 2002 Ivy League track champions at Penn. In addition, his two sisters are both renowned gymnasts each having received gymnastic scholarships to Georgia and were members of national championship teams. In fact, one of his sisters went on to compete as a member of the 2004 Olympic Gymnastics team that won the silver medal, while she captured an individual bronze medal.

Kupets, who will join the Broncos in the fall of 2010, is the second player signed by Graham and the Broncos during the current signing period.

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