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May 22, 2013

Tulsa adds Kemmer

6-foot-8 forward Riley Kemmer has been added to the Tulsa men's basketball squad as a preferred walk-on for the 2013-14 season, according to Golden Hurricane head coach Danny Manning.

"We're excited about the addition of Riley Kemmer as a preferred walk-on to our basketball program," Manning said. "Riley was a very good player in the state of Kansas and was recruited by some very solid schools. He played for a good high school program and is a very good student. He brings good size and is a very good shooter.

"We feel like he will have a positive impact on our program in a number of ways, both on and off the court."

Kemmer graduated from Wichita Collegiate High School with a 3.65 grade point average and lettered in basketball for three years. He earned Class 4A All-State honors and was selected to play in the Kansas Basketball Association All-Star Game in 2013.

Kemmer averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game, while shooting 80 percent from the free throw line. He earned first-team honors in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League in each of his last two seasons.

In summer basketball, Kemmer played AAU with Oklahoma Attack and was listed as a shooting guard.

"He's 6-foot-8 and can shoot over anyone," said Oklahoma Attack coach Robert Gibson on their website. "He penetrates very well and around the basket. He has a very high basketball IQ, great passer and rebounder. He rarely misses a free throw.

"Riley is a very hard worker and is a great team player. He is an encourager to his teammates and pushes our team to be the best we can be. Riley is a clutch shooter. At the end of any game, we are always looking for Riley on the three-point line."

As InsideTulsaSports.com reported in Hurricane Alley on February 1, Kemmer made an unofficial visit to Tulsa on January 26 and watched the Golden Hurricane play Southern Miss. He joins four others in Tulsa's incoming 2013-14 class, including junior college guard Marquel Curtis, junior college forward Lew Evans, prep school guard Stevie Repichowski and high school big man Emmanuel Ezechinonso.

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