OGDEN, Utah - Weber State men's basketball head coach Randy Rahe has announced that in-state standout Ryan Van Pelt will join the Wildcat basketball program beginning with the 2011-12 season.
Van Pelt is a 6-10, 210-pound forward from Timpanogos High School in Orem. He earned First Team All-Conference honors as a senior last season and was also a First Team All-Valley selection. He also received All-State honors when he was named to the Deseret News Honorable Mention 4A All-State Team.
"We are excited about Ryan joining our program," Rahe said. "He is a very high character person, an excellent student and is highly motivated to improve his game. Ryan wants to be good and we are excited to have the opportunity to help him reach his potential. He has a bright future and will fit well within our program."
As a senior last year Van Pelt averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves, coached by Nate Crandall. He led his team to the Utah State 4A playoffs. Van Pelt also played AAU basketball for Utah Pump N'Run.