First off what a weekend for the NDSU Spring teams. The men’s and women’s track teams continued their downright dominance of the Summit League, women make it 5 straight, men 4 out of 5. More impressive perhaps that the home fans got to watch these teams perform this weekend, they travel so much so to win this in Fargo has to be extra gratifying. Congrats also in order to Darren Mueller and his softball team, pushed to the limit in a winner-take-all game, junior Whitney Johnson came thru with a terrific performance and the Bison won a 4th straight Summit title. We’ll find out tonight who and where they’ll play (9pm ESPNU).
Now onto the newest member of the Bison men’s basketball team, Kory Brown from El. Brown is 6’4, a two-time conference MVP that averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds a game last year. Elgin head coach Mike Sitter told me today biggest reason why Brown was still available college coaches don’t know what position he’ll play.Sitter said coaches were not sure if he can play guard at the next level. Sitter was convinced that Brown is a impact player, he shot 60% from the field, 33% from 3. The most impressive stat that Sitter told me was that “when Kory steps on campus he’ll be the best defender there.” Music to Saul Phillips ears. Brown had offers from SDSU and Western Illinois, Sitter told me Brown was pleasantly surprised on his trip to Fargo, he’s 3rd member of 2012 class joining Brett VandenBergh from DePere an Dexter Werner from Bismarck. NDSU was the first school to offer Brown, Sitter will join me on Dizzo’s Den tomorrow at 6:45(970 WDAY)