MSU women’s basketball adds two Grand Rapids natives to 2022 recruiting class

Michigan State Women’s Basketball has new additions to its 2022 recruiting class at Theryn Hallock and Abbey Kimball.

Hallock is a 5’11 “point guard from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trained by Kristina Pins, Hallock averaged 23.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 6.6 steals as a junior per game and she hit the 1,000 career point mark.

She’s also received all state first team awards, is a three-time convention winner, and a top contender for Miss Michigan Basketball 2022. Hallock also led her team to seventh place in the nation in the UAA National Finals last season.

Hallock is the daughter of former MSU football defender / tight end / linebacker Ty Hallock, who played from 1989 to 1993 and was picked up by the Detroit Lions in Round 7 of the 1993 NFL Draft.

She is also the younger sister of former MSU Football linebacker Tanner Hallock and current MSU Football Redshirt Safety Tate Hallock.

It seems that Hallock himself has some legacy of ancestry to maintain once she’s here.

“Theryn brings toughness, energy and courage to the basketball court,” Merchant said in a press release. “Your ability to control the game at both ends of the floor, as well as play multiple positions for us, will have an immediate impact on our program. Their versatility in their skills and their level of competitiveness are second to none. We are very excited to have Theryn as part of the womens basketball family and absolutely love that she is a legacy of the Spartans, with her father and brothers who both play football for the Greens and Whites, along with her mother who also attends the MSU.

Kimball is a 5’10 “shooting / point guard from West Catholic High School, also in Grand Rapids. Kimball was trained by Jill VanderEnde and averaged 22 points, six rebounds, three assists, and five steals per game as a junior, and she has reached the 1,000 career point mark, it is number 80 on the national scale and number 18 by HoopGurlz.

Kimball has also won three consecutive seasons of the First-Team All-Conference Honors and has been selected on both the Michigan Associated Press All-State First-Team and the Grand Rapids Dream Team First-Team. She led her team to the regional finals last season and is also a candidate for Miss Michigan Basketball 2022.

“Abbey is someone we’ve seen play since middle school,” Merchant said in the press release. “Her ability to shoot the ball from depth and keep shooting will blend in well with our style of play. Her reach and goal mentality have been her strengths since she walked on the pitch. Abbey has a high IQ for the game that is on transmits both sides. ” of the ball and will shape us early in their careers. She too comes from a Spartan family and her love for the green and white is deeply rooted in her family. “

Both girls also have playtime for the Michigan Basketball Academy under Noelle Brown.

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