Robust selections, however for East Aurora’s Iroquois’ Trey Kleitz and Dom Phillips, there is no place just like the Buffalo Sports activities residence
While Iroquois, East Aurora and to some extent Jamestown with sophomore Trey Drake got players back relocated from the district, Lewiston-Porter did not. Junior Roddy Gayle, a two-time all-western New York first-team selection, moved to Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah for the remainder of the school year in late December.
“We wish Roddy all the best, but we have to focus on what we have here,” said Lew Port coach Matt Bradshaw.
That’s what Iroquois does – except with Kleitz in the fold. The fourth-year junior and Guardian has had a season that saw him win the All-Western New York fourth team after averaging 20.7 points, 7.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Kleitz has a good view of the field, is aware, can shoot and is athletic. He added 30 pounds of muscle and grew two inches. His presence gives a young team the experience it needs to repeat itself as an ECIC III champion.
“Of course, when you bring back a player who was your top scorer, you get tougher,” said Iroquois coach Todd Kleitz, who is also Tey’s father. “I expect a great year from him. He’s done the things he needs to do in the off-season to take his game to the next level. “
Kleitz has an offer from Division II Mansfield, Pa., Seeking quarterback for football as well, and interest from the Yale and Dartmouth basketball programs of the Colgate and Ivy League. With this in mind, the Kleitz family decided in November to send Trey to his mother’s hometown, Port Allegany, as they saw this as an important season in the recruiting process. He played four games.