News Release


MMC Mens Basketball Signs Two Area Prospects

Published Date5\1\2013
The Mount Marty College men's basketball program is pleased to announce that high school seniors Trevor Payer, Armour and Bryce Kelly, Elk Point have signed letters of intent to attend Mount Marty College and play basketball for the Lancers.

Trevor Payer is a 6'8" forward who played at Tripp-Delmont-Armour High School. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals per game. He shot 47 percent from the field, 35 percent from the three-point line, and 68 percent for free throws. Trevor played on the 2012 Little Missouri Valley Conference and District 12B championship team and was an all-conference player during his junior and senior years. He served as team captain and "A" Club president his senior year. Trevor is on the "A" Honor Roll and was elected Senior class Vice-President and student council treasurer. He was also active as alter server and member of the St. Paul The Apostle Church youth group.

Trevor is the son of Tom and Sheila Payer of Armour, SD. Trevor will receive the Academic Honors Award at Mount Marty College and plans on majoring in Radiology Technology.

Bryce Kelly played at Elk Point-Jefferson High School as a 6' 6" forward/center for MMC alum Cole Knippling. His senior year averages were 12 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game while shooting 52 percent for field goals and 55 percent from the free throw line. He received team awards for Super-Sub his junior year and Most Improved Upperclassman his senior year and was a 3rd team All Big Sioux-Conference selection. He has been selected to play in the annual SDHSBCA All Star Game in July.

Bryce is on the "A" Honor Roll and will receive the Academic Incentive Award at Mount Marty College. The son of Lisa Sandau-Kelly of Elk Point and Barry Kelly of Yankton, Bryce will pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.

"We are very pleased Trevor and Bryce have chosen Mount Marty," stated head coach Jim Thorson. "Both play the bigger forward positions and are just starting to mature and develop. We think they have great potential and enthusiasm to play and are the type of players we have had success developing in the past."

For more information on Mount Marty College's basketball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or contact head men's coach, Jim Thorson at jthorson@mtmc.edu.