The Loop

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

September 25, 2012

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. . .