TWIN FALLS — Two high school seniors who’ve played basketball together since the seventh grade signed letters of intent Thursday to play at out-of-state colleges.

Mitchell Brizee, a power forward for the Twin Falls Bruins, will play basketball in the fall for Weber State University, an NCAA Division I member of the Big Sky Conference in Ogden, Utah, while Bruin guard Faust Ystueta will play for Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Wash.


It seemed appropriate that Brizee and Ystueta shared the limelight Thursday.



He came out of his freshman year with a 4.0 GPA, but had an accident that summer that kept him in the hospital or in various surgeries during most of his sophomore year. His cumulative GPA is now 3.66, he said.

“It was a lot of work to get back in the swing of things,” Ystueta said.