Senior Kyle Tracy signs to play basketball with Newberry College

Surrounded by friends, family, teachers and teammates, Spartanburg Day School senior Kyle Tracy signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Newberry College on Thursday.

During his senior season, Kyle scored his 1,000th career point and was named the SCISA 2A Player of the Year. For the last three seasons, he has served as co-captain of the three-time SCISA 2A state championship basketball team, averaging 12.3 points, 4.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game during the 2017-18 season. During his career with the Griffins, Kyle has been named to SCISA All-Region, All-State and the North-South All Star Team. He also played on the 2018 East-West All Star Team and the SCISA-GISA All Star Team.

Kyle said he's excited about playing at the collegiate level next year.

"To be able to play at the next level is a dream come true for me," Kyle said. "It has been something I have always thought about and talked about with all of my close friends of how I had big dreams that my career wouldn't stop in high school. It is a great feeling to know that all the countless hours where I've been in the gym non-stop to work on my game have finally paid off."

Athletic Director Rita Harrell called Kyle a "true leader" of the basketball team.

"He was always my go to guy when I needed help making decisions regarding the team," Harrell said. "Because of Kyle's position and the many great players on this year's team, he had to work twice as hard just to get the recognition he deserved. He was by far the best defender, not only on our team, but in our entire SCISA 2A classification. Kyle's passion and hard work will definitely continue to serve him well at the next level and I look forward to following him and his career."

Senior Kyle Tracy signs to play basketball with Newberry College