Valley to Summit: UND senior Bentiu Panoam will take gain of more season

UND senior guard Bentiu Panoam was honored at halfcourt with a framed jersey and posed for a photograph with head mentor Paul Sather on Senior Evening past season.

Panoam, even so, has resolved to give the Preventing Hawks one extra go all-around. He’ll engage in a second senior season in Grand Forks in the 2021-22 period.

With the NCAA declaring the 2020-21 period will not likely exhaust a calendar year of eligibility, gamers and systems have to choose which players want to appear back again, which players a employees would like again and how to monetarily grapple with that screwball period.

At UND, the college has questioned programs to remain at pre-pandemic funding degrees. So a senior can come again, but not at the expense of an inflated spending plan.

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Panoam provides UND an established backcourt option. Immediately after sitting on the bench for most of the pre-New Yr plan, Panoam was a big element for the remaining 14 games of the time — averaging 11.9 points per video game in that stretch.

Panoam scored 25 and 22 points in a weekend sweep of South Dakota in mid-February. For the 12 months, the 6-foot-2 guard shot 42 p.c from over and above the arc, which was 5 proportion points superior than the second-finest 3-point shooter (Ethan Igbanugo).

Panoam’s return is also vital thinking about UND missing Summit League Freshman of the 12 months Tyree Ihenacho to the transfer portal in the offseason.

UND also expects to return Igbanugo and Weber Condition transfer Caleb Nero in the backcourt.

In addition to Panoam, UND may search to play signee Paul Bruns early in his profession.

Bruns, a 6-foot-4 place guard from Dakota Valley High School in Sioux City, S.D., was a short while ago named a finalist for South Dakota Mr. Basketball.

Bruns scored 2,204 factors in his five decades at Dakota Valley, primary the Panthers to a third-spot complete in Course A.

In his ultimate video game, Bruns scored 37 factors in the 3rd-spot video game against Dell Rapids.

Bruns averaged 27.5 details and 13. rebounds for every recreation. He scored a season-high 44 details in a decline to Sioux Falls Christian in late January.

— UND women’s basketball transfer Rachel Garvey, a redshirt sophomore guard who performed in 16 career game titles for the Fighting Hawks, has introduced she’ll transfer to NCAA Division II Northern Point out. The 5-foot-7 Garvey is a indigenous of Shakopee, Minn.

— UND soccer participant Daisy DeBoer has entered the transfer portal. The junior from the Netherlands played in two game titles this past period for the Battling Hawks.

— Wednesday could carry some basketball recruiting news, considering it is really the very first working day of the spring NCAA signing time period. At North Dakota Condition, men’s basketball coach Dave Richman and women’s basketball coach Jory Collins have declared a press convention for the afternoon. The identify to look at for UND will be Reid Grant of Johnston, Iowa, who has committed to UND but is yet to signal his letter of intent.