Kysre Gondrezick commits to Michigan basketball

David Goricki
The Detroit News

Kysre Gondrezick decided to stay in-state after all, announcing she will be playing at Michigan next year.

Kysre joined her sister Kalaybra to help Benton Harbor reach the Class B semifinals last year.

Kalaybra is a freshman at Michigan State, so the Gondrezick sisters will be involved in the UM-MSU rivalry for years to come.

"Michigan's a lifetime experience, opening doors and windows for me after basketball with all the resources and opportunities available to me," said Kysre who picked Michigan over Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame and Maryland and is Kim Barnes Arico's highest-rated recruit in her four years as Wolverines head coach.

"It was tough to make that call to Baylor, but Michigan's just the right fit for me. I love her (Barnes Arico). She's a wonderful coach. She has a strong belief in her vision and she's a coach for USA basketball, and if she 's good enough to represent our country she's good enough to represent me."

Gondrezick, a 5-foot-9 combo guard, averaged 27.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.8 steals last season to earn a spot on The News Dream Team a third straight year. She has 1,986 career points.

"After taking my visit to Michigan (Sept. 12) I opted out of the other two (Penn State, Baylor) I was supposed to take because I knew it was the right fit for me," Kysre said.

This summer, Gondrezick led the the elite AAU League NIKE EYBL, in scoring (17.9) and assists (7.8) while playing for the Michigan Crossover.

"I'm happy for her," said Kalaybra, who played 15 minutes as backup point guard for the No. 24 Spartans against Toledo Sunday. "We're close enough where we can still hang out. And, it will be fun to play against her."