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Bison Media Zone: A critical juncture for Bison basketball

North Dakota State University head men's basketball coach David Richman chews on a whiteboard marker during the Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, game against Western Illinois at NDSU. Dave Wallis / The Forum

North Dakota State had two players leave its men’s basketball program recently as Dylan Miller and Nnamdi Van Dulm will not return to Fargo for the fall of 2018.

Those moves put the spotlight even larger on Dave Richman and his staff to find some size over the next couple of months either in a transfer or JUCO player.

The Bison will not sign any players today as the late signing period opens for the next month. This historically has been a successful period for the school, Taylor Braun, Lawrence Alexander and Kory Brown signed in April.

These two players now make nine early departures since Dave Richman took over in April of 2014: (Evan Wesenberg, Jake Showalter, Spencer Eliason, Trey Miller, Malik Clements, Dylan Miller, Khy Kabellis, Seth Coatta and Nnamdi Van Dulm).

Each program has player movement but that number seemed to grab my attention, only because of the fact of how much I’ve written and spoke about the women’s team losing players.

In that same time frame, the women’s team has had seven players leave the program.


Dom Izzo

Domenic is the Sports Director at WDAY. He comes to Fargo from WNCE-TV in Glens Falls, NY where he launched the sports department at the independent station. Before that, Domenic worked at WSTM, the NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY as a photographer and live truck operator for over two years. He graduated from Oswego State University in 2002 with a degree in Broadcasting. Domenic hails from the lake effect snow capital of the world, Oswego, NY, he joined the WDAY Sports Department in September 2006.

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