Lakers Ink Two SHS Standouts

Times/News Area Player of the Year DJ Ritchie has signed a letter of intent to play for the Lakers. Ritchie led the area in scoring with 19.8 per game as well as one of the top free throw percentages in area history, hitting123 of 143 for 86% from the free throw stripe. A physical therapy major, DJ was a Minds in Motion winner with a 3.5 overall gpa. In addition he received the Terry Colaw Athlete of the Year award.

His longtime teammate and two year starting point guard Kurt Gangler has also agreed to play for the Lakers. Kurt was instrumental in leading the Rams to the 2012 Times/News Area Championships. Kurt was also selected as the team’s MVP his Junior and Senior Year averaging nearly 15 points per game and 4.2 assists. In this year’s prestigious Snowball Classic, hosting some of the top teams in the tri-state area, Gangler was voted Most Outstanding Player.

Laker head coach Dennis Gibson was pleased with landing two of the area’s top local products.