Capital High School shooting guard Kyle Nickol has committed to play basketball at Carroll College, head coach Carson Cunningham announced Monday.
Nickol, a starter on the Bruins’ State AA Championship Team averaged 11.3 points per game and connected on a school-record 50 three-point field goals in helping lead Capital to a 22-1 record en route to the school’s first championship since 1983.
"It's awesome to know that Kyle Nickol is going to be a Carroll College Fighting Saint. Anytime you can add a 4.0 student and state champion from a great program like Capital High School, it's a great day for your program,” Cunningham said.
Nickol was selected honorable mention All-Conference and was a member of the state All-Tournament team after averaging 10.7 points and knocking down eight threes in the tournament, including key makes against Missoula Hellgate in the state title game.
“Kyle can really shoot the ball and he's so fast, when I called to ask him to run his scholarship documents over to the office, he literally did--and the ink wasn't even dry when he arrived. In all seriousness, it's fantastic to have a student-athlete of this caliber joining Carroll College," Cunningham.
During his career at Capital, Nickol has lettered in a remarkable four sports: soccer, football, basketball and track and field.
Last season, Nickol was selected All-Conference in soccer, All-State in football as a kicker and All-State in track.
In addition to his decorated athletic career, Nickol is a valedictorian at Capital High, completing his academic career with a perfect 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Nickol becomes the third in-state product to sign with Carroll College men’s basketball joining Oliver Carr (Bozeman High School) and Pat Colberg (Missoula Hellgate).
Nickol will also compete for the Carroll College Track and Field program. Earlier this season at the Pilcher top-10 track meet, Nickol set a record with a time of 48.89 in the 400-meter race.
“I am excited to come in and see what I can do. I think coach Cunningham is taking the program in the right direction and has great plans and goals for us to accomplish,” Nickol said.