Keith is a fifth generation Nevadan who worked tirelessly to chase down a lifelong dream to lace ‘em up, in two sports, for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. He attended Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School and started young with the Reno Ballers in the fourth grade. Keith had the opportunity and daunting task to practice with and against Austin Morgan and Roger Carlson for years, which greatly benefited each of the young guards. On the court, Keith’s skill-set allows him to do a little bit of everything: run the show, play off the ball and score, create off the dribble for himself and others, defend well. Off the court, Keith has been awarded multiple awards for community service and academic achievements to supplement his athletics.
Keith earned an outstanding eleven varsity letters from Bishop Manogue High School through football, basketball, and track and field. He played four years of varsity basketball and was selected third-team all-state, and first-team all-region his junior and senior years. As a wide-out and a cornerback, he earned all-conference and all-region honors on both sides of the football both his junior and senior year. Immediately after basketball season each year, he ventured out to the track; he was second-team all-region in both triple jump and high jump. It’s safe to say Keith is a well-rounded athlete.
With Luke and Armon already shining for the Wolfpack, Keith joined them as a preferred walk-on and became the third local player, soon to be joined by Reno High star and Duke transfer Olek Czyz. He was honored as Nevada’s Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year in 2012, was named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, given the Most Inspirational award by his teammates and coaching staff, and given the first ever “Give Back Like Jack” Community Service Award at the University of Nevada. When Keith’s hoops career ended, he walked straight to the football field and joined the Wolf Pack football team for the 2013 season as a defensive back to finish his athletic career.