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WWU Vikings Add Kentwood Guard D'Angelo Minnis to Recruiting Class

Minnis averaged 15.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game during his senior season. PHOTO: WWU Athletics

Vikings Add Kentwood Guard D'Angelo Minnis to Recruiting Class

June 7, 2018 

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head men’s basketball coach Tony Dominguez has announced that guard D’Angelo Minnis out of Kentwood High School has signed to play with the Vikings beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Minnis (Covington, WA) was named the MVP of the 4A North Puget Sound League – Cascade Division after averaging 15.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2.2 steals for Kentwood in 2017-18. He was a 4A All-State selection by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) and played in the 4A vs. 3A state all-star game scoring 13 points. He made over 50 3-pointers in his senior season, including setting a school record with 9 threes vs. Kentridge. 

“D’Angelo is a tremendous young man with great basketball IQ. He is a winner on and off the court, and works hard to excel as such,” said WWU head coach Tony Dominguez. “He has an incredible ability to put his teammates in the right position to be successful and also has the ability to score the ball. He has a very high upside and his quickness combined with his toughness and scoring ability are assets that will serve us well. We are very fortunate to have D’Angelo as a part of our Viking Family and I am excited to see him use his infectious positive personality to be a strong leader for us.”

As a junior in 2016-17, Minnis was a key part of the 4A state championship team that beat Union 81-61 in the title game. With five starters lost to graduation after the championship season, Minnis helped lead Kentwood back to the playoffs during his senior season finishing with a 19-8 record.

“D’Angelo is one of, if not, the hardest workers I have ever coached,” said Blake Solomon, Kentwood’s head basketball coach. “He has earned everything he has gotten. Western is getting a great basketball player but a better person. D’Angelo will leave his mark on the campus and program by the time his four years are done.”

Minnis is the fourth of WWU’s recruiting class that is being announced this week as program additions for the 2018-19 season. ForwardCameron Retherford (Portland Community College), shooting guard Tucker Eenigenburg (Bakersfield College) and guard/forward Jalen Green (Lindbergh High School) were announced earlier this week.


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