May 11th, 2018

Chris Palombizio to join the Knights

John Spugnardi

Bellarmine University S.I.D.


Chris Palombizio to join the Knights
Chris Palombizio / photo from Bellarmine athletics

Bellarmine University men's head basketball coach Scott Davenport announced today the addition of an NCAA Division I transfer to the Knights program.

Chris Palombizio (pronounced PAL-um-BEE-zee-oh), a 6-6 guard/forward from Oakland University, will transfer into the Bellarmine program for the 2018-19 season and have two years of eligibility

"Chris brings a wealth of tremendous experience to our roster," Davenport said. "I have always stressed in life and basketball experience is a great teacher. He is a very passionate player, and I love his aggression to be the best on and off the floor."

Palombizio, a native of Chesterton, Indiana, was a three-time most valuable player of his high school team (Chesterton H.S.) and was a two-time first all-state selection. He spent a year at Don Bosco Prep before enrolling at Oakland, where he was named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll as a human resource development major.

Over the last two seasons, Palombizio was a regular contributor for the Golden Grizzlies, appearing in 52 games during that span and averaging 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.1 minutes of playing time.

Palombizio said his desire to improve on and off the court was a major factor on deciding to transfer to Bellarmine.  "I know my (Bellarmine) teammates and coaches will push me on and off the court. The culture (at Bellarmine) is something special, and I am going to do whatever it takes to represent what it is like to be a Knight.  I am super-excited for this opportunity and am ready to go to war for this team and community."

 

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