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The Kansas City Men’s Basketball program and head coach Billy Donlon announced Friday that Oklahoma State University transfer Hidde Roessink (hid-EE Roo-SINK) has signed a National Letter of Intent. The 6-10, 220-pound Dutch forward appeared in 20 games for the Cowboys last year as a freshman and will have three years of eligibility at Kansas City.
Roessink is the sixth member of the 2020-21 signing class to join the Roos. Second-year head coach Donlon led his team to a 16-14 (.533) record last year, the best win percentage since 2010-11. The Roos also started 6-0 at home, the second-best start all-time in program history.
“We are excited to have Hidde join our program,” said Donlon. “He will have a great impact with his skill level, IQ and drive to get better. Hidde’s ability to play on the perimeter at his size is unique and exciting.”
Hidde Roessink | So. | Forward | 6-10 | 220 | Rodenborch College High School | Arnhem, The Netherlands | Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University (2019-20):
Saw action in 20 games, averaging 6.9 minutes as a freshman for the Cowboys… Appeared in the game against Kansas City on Nov. 9 in Stillwater, Okla., unfortunately he suffered a minor knee injury that forced him to miss three games… Scored in five games and grabbed 1.3 rebounds per game as a reserve forward… Made collegiate debut against Oral Roberts (11/6) recording one block, one steal and one rebound in nine minutes… Scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting against Wichita State (12/8)… Team-high tying 13 points and five boards in the exhibition win over Rogers State… Season-high 18 minutes in home contest against West Virginia (1/6)… Finished with multiple rebounds in six of his games.
Attended high school at Rodenborch College… Represented his country at the FIBA U16 European Championships… Spent two years playing as an amateur in the highest levels of basketball in the Netherlands… In 2018-19, was coached by former NBA first-round draft pick and the Netherlands basketball legend Geert Hammink while playing for the Dutch Windmills in the Dutch Basketball League, formerly known as the Eredivisie… As a 17-year old in 2017-18, Roessink played for the Dreamfield Dolphins, where he helped the club gain promotion to the Promotiedivisie, the second division of basketball in the Netherlands… Roessink grew up playing for his local team, the Arnhem Eagles, as well as the Den Bosch Youth Academy, where he was viewed as an emerging talent.
Born on Aug. 28, 2000… Son of Marielle Van Der Heijden and Roy Roessink… Has two siblings, Jelle and Emma Roessink… Plans to study biology at KC.
2020-21 Kansas City Men’s Basketball Signing Class (6)
• Jonathan Bolden | Forward | 6-7 | 225 | Sparkman High School | Harvest, Ala.
• Caden Boser | Forward | 6-8 | 200 | Eau Claire Memorial High School | Eau Claire, Wis.
• Tyre Boykin | Guard | 6-1 | 175 | West Bladen High School | White Oak, N.C.
• Kaimen Lennox | Guard | 6-2 | 165 | Truman High School | Independence, Mo.
• D’Anthony Pennington | Guard | 6-2 | North Kansas City High School | North Kansas City, Mo.
• Hidde Roessink | So. | Forward | 6-10 | 220 | Rodenborch College High School | Arnhem, The Netherlands | Oklahoma State University