USD men's hoops inks three for 2004-05 South Dakota head men's basketball coach Dave Boots has announced the signing of three-student athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2004-05 season.
Joining the Coyotes next fall will be transfers Aaron Green of North Dakota State and David Nour of Dakota Wesleyan and high school standout Jesse Becker of Osseo High School in Minnesota.
Green averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a junior last season for North Dakota State. The 6-4, forward from Indianapolis, IN, started 18 games for the Bison in 2003-04, helping NDSU to a 16-13 overall record.
Green will have one season of eligibility with USD.
Nour (6-1, guard, Armour) earned NAIA honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore last season at Dakota Wesleyan, averaging 18.5 points per game. An All-GPAC selection in 2003-04, Nour hit 40.7 percent of his three-point shots in 2003-04.� The Armour native will have two seasons of eligibility remaining at South Dakota.
Becker earned First-Team All-State and All-Metro honors as a senior at Osseo High School. The 5-11 point guard averaged 19.5 points and 5.6 assists per game in 2003-04. A two-time all-conference selection, Becker helped lead Osseo to a runner-up finish at the state tournament as a junior.
Green, Nour and Becker join fall signees Colby Fitzgerald of Dell Rapid St. Mary High School and Dustin Little of Castlewood High School in the five-player 2004-05 recruiting class.