The Black Hills State University men’s basketball program has signed two high school standouts for the 2007-2008 year. Luke Enos, from Faith High School in Faith, and Kyle Semin, from Heritage High School in Littleton, Colo., will both join the Yellow Jacket basketball team as freshmen at BHSU in the fall 2007.

Luke Enos has been a two-time all-state performer on the basketball court for Faith High School leading the Longhorns to three consecutive State B Basketball Tournament appearances. Last year Faith made it all the way to the championship before losing to Arlington. The 6’6”, 205-pound forward from Faith was voted to the all-tournament team on all three occasions and looks forward to the opportunity to get the Longhorns back to the state tournament for the fourth time in four years. As a junior Enos averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists per game leading Faith High School to a 24-2 record. At the present time his team is off to a 3-0 start to the season. He is also a standout on the Faith track team where he qualified for the state track meet in both the long jump and high jump.

Head basketball coach Paul Sather had this to say about Enos, “We are very excited that Luke has decided to get his education from Black Hills State University. Luke will get an opportunity to make an immediate impact with our basketball program. His size, versatility, and skill level combined with his work ethic will be a tremendous addition to our program. Luke is an excellent student and will join his brother John here at Black Hills State. He is a great fit for our Yellow Jacket basketball family.”

Kyle Semin is in his senior season at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colo. According to Sather, the 6’9”, 225-pound Semin will bring some much needed size and depth to the young Black Hills State squad. Since his junior season, Semin has grown two inches and has added 30 pounds to his frame. Heritage High School is a 5A school in the Denver metro area that won the State 5A championship just two years ago.

“Having an opportunity to workout Kyle this fall and watch him play with our team, we really feel his best basketball is in front of him. He has a tremendous frame, good hands and feel, and can move exceptionally well for a player his size,” Sather said. “He has a soft touch that extends to the three-point arc and shows some toughness battling inside against our players and playing with his back to the basket. Kyle does a tremendous job in the classroom and will be a great fit in our Yellow Jacket basketball family at Black Hills State University and in the community of Spearfish.”