News & Tours
September 25, 2012

Tenuous golf connection: Gonzaga basketball, trick shots, and Kyle Stanley?

Kyle Stanley is known as one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour. Apparently, the guy has plenty of range on a basketball court as well.

Stanley makes a brief appearance in a new trick-shot video made by four players on Gonzaga's men's basketball team: Kyle Pangos, Kyle Dranginis, Drew Barham and Rem Bakamus. The foursome goes through an impressive display of shooting making shots from everywhere -- from sitting down in the stands to banking balls in from the rafters. They also set an unofficial record for having the most Kyles ever on a basketball court at the same time when the 24-year-old PGA Tour pro gets in the mix.

At the 3:30 mark, Stanley is introduced as a "special guest." A quick bio flashes across the screen listing his accomplishments and calling him "#1 Zag Supporter" and "Trick Shot Specialist." He then bounces in a shot from high above the court in the bleachers. Check it out:

Stanley, a winner on the PGA Tour this year in Phoenix, lists his residence as Gig Harbor, Washington, where he also grew up. Despite the five-hour drive from there to Spokane, the site of Gonzaga, and the fact that he attended Clemson University, Stanley is a rabid fan of the school's famed basketball program. Turns out, he's also a ringer at H-O-R-S-E. Fellow PGA Tour pros, you've been warned. . .