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SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Spring Arbor University men’s basketball program is pleased to announce the signing of senior center Kyle Bartholomew from Holland High School in Holland, MI. Bartholomew becomes the third member of the 2015 SAU recruiting class as he joins guard Tommy Hamilton (Thornapple-Kellogg) and wing Luke Barber (Inner-City Baptist).

The six-foot-eleven Bartholomew anchors the Holland Dutch defense that is limiting their opponents to just 48 points per game. Kyle is controlling the paint while pulling down 8 rebounds per contest to go along with 3.9 points and 2 blocks. Currently, the Dutch are 12-3 on the season.

“Kyle continues to work hard and improve on the basketball court. He anchors our defense by altering and blocking shots inside. His best days as a player are ahead of him,” commented Holland coach Paul Chapman.

Kyle is currently carrying a 3.92 grade point average and plans to pursue a degree in accounting from Spring Arbor University. He is the son of Chuck Bartholomew and Anne Bartholomew.

“Kyle has tremendous potential. With his size and skill sets he adds a dimension to our program that we haven’t had before,” said coach Cottingham. “Kyle is a high character young man that will make an impact on and off the court. He is a great fit for the Cougar Basketball Family.”

Kyle was also a member of the highly successful West Michigan Lakers AAU Basketball Team where he played under Kevin Tringali, the Director of Basketball Operations/Co-Head Coach and Founder of the Lakers program.  Tringali made the following comments, “Spring Arbor is getting a solid young man in Kyle, in the classroom, on the court, and as a person. From a basketball standpoint, Kyle has the size and work ethic to be a dominant player for the Cougars. His 6-11 frame and skill set around the rim will be something Spring Arbor fans should be very excited about.”

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