BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University men's basketball program received another commitment this week. Kyanti Blyden will transfer into the program this fall. Blyden is a 6-3 combo guard from Broward College in Davie, Florida.
"Kyanti is a dynamic athlete who our fans will enjoy watching. He has the ability to score in a number of ways, he shoots the three with high efficency and finishes at the rim," says head coach Warren Caruso. "Kyanti will make an impact on our success next season, he had a very good career at Broward. He should make a smooth transition as he is a past team mate with Raheem Anderson".
Blyden had a very good high school career at Flanagan High School in Florida. His senior year he averaged 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. Blyden was named to the 2nd team All-Broward County, was selected for the Broward County vs Dade County all-star game, and was named MVP of the all-star game. He lead Flanagan to a 16-9 record and a district semi-final appearance. He was also named to the Kruel Classic All-Tournament team.
During his freshman year at Broward College he played in all 30 games averaging 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. He shot 45% from the field, 45% from behind the arc, and 87.4% from the charity line. The team finished with a 22-8 overall record and Blyden was named to the All-Conference Honorable mention team. He spent much of his sophomore year playing through injuries but still appeared in 29 games averaging 5.0 points.
Blyden joins Justin Thompson of Schenck HS (Maine), Coty Hackett from Burley HS (Idaho), and Cole Thomas of Master's Academy (Florida) in the 2017 recruting class.
Husson will graduate three seniors off a 21-7 squad which captured the program's 6th North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship in the last nine years and their 4th in the last five years. The Eagles recorded their 5th straight 20+ win season and 33rd consecutive winning season.