Swick to play basketball at Trine

NEW MARKET — Kaleb Swick will continue his basketball career at Trine University next year.

Swick decided at the end of the recent high school basketball season that the Division III school, located in the northeast corner of Indiana, was where he wanted to go to play basketball and study business administration.

“I decided right at the end of the season, but from my first visit there in late October, I kind of knew it was the place for me,” Swick said. “They’re always improving something academically and athletically, and they’re making improvements to their campus.”

Swick shot 61 percent from the field and finished with 17.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists a game his senior season to help the Mounties to an 11-11 record th is year.

“Kaleb’s going to be transitioning into a brand new game,” Southmont coach Jon Sparks said. “From 2A basketball in west central Indiana vs. the college game, it’s going to be a big step up. He’s handled (transitioning) in the past. He’s just going to have to continue to get used to it and be aggressive. Play with confidence and see what he can do. A lot of trial and error, but it’ll be good. He’s ready for it.”

The Thunder went 14-12 this season and 9-5 in conference play before losing in the first round of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference tournament.

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