Posted On: 05/17/19 8:30 AM

 One of the biggest stock risers in the state during the spring portion of the grassroots season has been 7'0" Class of 2020 center Ryan Kalkbrenner of Trinity Catholic. 

 The skilled rim protector has enjoyed two very productive sessions while playing for Mac Irvin Fire in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League and the scholarship offers have been rolling in. He has more than a dozen Division I offers with many more on the horizon as he continues to shine on the big stage of the EYBL.

 After an excellent junior year in which he led Trinity to the Class 3 state quarterfinals, Kalkbrenner started to pick up Division I offers from regional schools such as Missouri, Saint Louis and Illinois in late March and early April. Soon after came offers from Kansas State and Xavier.

  The interest in Kalkbrenner really started to mushroom after the first weekend of EYBL play in Atlanta where he led the league in shot blocking at 3.5 swats per game as well as his nine points and seven rebounds a game. Kalkbrenner continued his strong play last weekend in Indianapolis as he has helped Mac Irvin to a 7-1 record. He had nine

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