Jackrabbit men sign four
South Dakota State head men's basketball coach Scott Nagy announced the signing of four players on Wednesday, all of whom signed a national letter of intent, indicating their plans to enroll at South Dakota State in the fall of 2013 and compete on the Jackrabbit men's basketball team.
The four players signing with the Jackrabbits include:
- Anders Broman - 6-2, 186, G, Duluth, Minn. (Lakeview Christian Academy)
- Logan Doyle - 6-8, 208, F, Alexandria, Minn. (Jefferson Senior H.S.)
- Skyler Flatten - 6-5, 185, G, Clark, S.D. (Clark H.S.)
- Lane Severyn - 6-5, 200, G/F, Pierre, S.D. (T.F. Riggs H.S.)
Already a five-time basketball letterwinner, Anders Broman led the nation in scoring as a junior, when he averaged an astounding 42.3 points per game, adding 7.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists. His stellar season earned him all-area player of the year and a second all-state honorable mention nod. He also earned a National High School Coaches Association GTM National Player of the Month award in 2012.
Broman averaged 37 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a sophomore and 32.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and four assists per game as a freshman.
In addition to his skills on the court, Broman begins his senior season on pace to not only break the Minnesota all-time high school scoring record, but also to graduate with high honors as a three-year member of the National Honor Society and a six-year honor roll student.
Nagy on Broman
"Anders is tremendous scorer, but I think even more than that, he's a kid who's built in the mold of a Nate Wolters, because he spends all of his time in the gym. We really built a culture here of kids spending extra time on their game, and Anders is the kind of kid that will continue that and help other people get into the gym. He can really shoot, but more than that, he's a scorer. He gets to the free-throw line and he makes other people better."
A three-year letterwinner at Jefferson Senior High School in Alexandria, Minn., Logan Doyle earned an all-conference selection and multiple player of the week awards as a junior, when he averaged a double-double with 13.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, adding 2.2 blocks per game.
A nominee for the National Honor Society as a senior, Doyle entered his final year of high school with a 3.5 grade-point average, earning him a place on the honor roll from 2010-12.
Nagy on Doyle
"Logan brings us toughness and aggressiveness, he's a good shot blocker and he's gotten a lot better over the past two years. That's one of the things about big kids is that they continue to develop, and we feel like he's only scratched the surface. Offensively, he's got some work to do, but he's working on it and we know he's gonna be a player because he's tough and want to play. The main thing for us with the big kids is that they're aggressive and tough, and he has that."
A four-time letterwinner at Clark High School, Skyler Flatten averaged 20 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game for Cyclones as a junior captain. For his efforts, Flatten earned first-team all-conference and team MVP honors. He added all-tournament team honors after leading the Cyclones to the Class 'A' State Tournament.
A McDonalds All-American nominee, Flatten also earned all-conference honors in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Nagy on Flatten
"Skyler is a kid that has no ceiling. If you look at the kind of student-athlete that you need to recruit at the Division I level to succeed, he would be the prototype kid that you would look at, because he handles the ball, he passes the ball and he shoots the ball well. We feel like we can play him at the point guard, we can play him at the two, at the three, he can play a lot of positions and he should be a tremendous defender."
A multi-sport athlete at T.F. Riggs High School, Lane Severyn did most of his damage on the basketball court, where he averaged 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during his junior season. Severyn earned all-Eastern South Dakota honorable mention as a freshman and all-ESD in both his sophomore and junior seasons. He added second team all-state, team MVP and all-tournament team honors in both 2010-11 and 2011-12 after leading the Governors to the Class 'AA' tournament in both seasons.
Already the school record-holder for three-pointers made in a career with 145, Severyn enters his senior season ranked third in school history with 967 career points and ranked fourth in career rebounds with 442.
Severyn also earned varsity letters in track and field and football in high school, earning multiple honors in both sports.
Nagy on Severyn
"Lane is a Griffin Callahan type player. We feel like we can play him at the four, because he's tough enough to guard fours. He's a great rebounder for a guard and can really shoot the ball. He's a very tough kid. "