May 8, 2007

Ready to join the mix at quarterback

Matt Ballenger has garnered some big honors in recent months. But it has been for his accomplishments on the hardwood, not the gridiron.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound standout from Nampa (Idaho) Skyview High was named the state's Gatorade basketball player of the year for the second time. His basketball accomplishments were also highlighted in an issue of Sports Illustrated.

Ballenger made the announcement early last summer that he would give up basketball and focus in on football as a quarterback at the University of Colorado.

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