Kyle Mangas and George Mangas
(1-21-21) One Mangas plays in high school, the other plays in college (NAIA), one is from Ohio and one is from Indiana…they both can fill up a scorebook. They even look a lot a like when they are playing…What makes both of them special? They both make their team better.
George Mangas (6’5) is a Senior at Lima (Ohio) Shawnee that last season he was the Western Buckeye League Player of the Year and Ohio’s D II Player of the Year. It is not unusual for him to score 30 or more points in a game, double figure rebounds with plenty of assists and steals.
In the pandemic shortened season of 2019-20 he averaged 30.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals for the 25-0 Western Buckeye League champs.
This season Kyle Mangas (6’4), from Warsaw, Indiana, became Indiana Wesleyan University’s first 3,000 point scorer. He is averaging 29 points a game with a season high of 51 ve. Oakland City.
In high school …as a senior, Mangas was named an Indiana All-Star and scored 47 points against East Chicago Central High School. He left Warsaw with 1,450 career points, the fourth-most in school history. Mangas decided to play college basketball for Indiana Wesleyan… because he “connected with the coach staff and players.”
He has been one of the all-time great players in NAIA history…last season he won the Bevo Francis Award and NABC NAIA Division II Player of the Year. For his third straight year, he was named Crossroads League Player of the Year and to the NAIA Division II All-American First Team.
Did you know….
Both Mangas led teams are #1, Shawnee in DII in Ohio and IWU in the NAIA
George wears #23 at Shawnee, Kyle wears #24 at IWU
Are they related? good question, they sure image each other the court to be from the same bloodline
Shawnee head coach Mark Triplett told limaohio.com after (George) Mangas had a big 4th quarter:
“I would say that I’m surprised at something that George Mangas does, but he does it all the time, He’s a gamer; and he knew he needed to dig deep. We had to rally around each other. I’m really proud at how the guys played.”
Before the start of this season IWU Coach Greg Tonagel told the Chronicle-Tribune about Mangas –
“If you can believe it or not, he’s taken his game to another level. His vocal leadership has improved every year and that’s what you’re seeing. But he also improved his basketball game. For a kid who’s going to score 3,000 points, he’s finding new ways to score. It’s pretty impressive.”
Warsaw, Indiana is just 110 miles away from Lima, Ohio