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Northern State University head coach Paul Sather announced today the addition of two student-athletes for the 2019-20 season. Jaden Graham (Lewistown, Mont.) and Jaylen Robinson (Hamilton, Ohio) signed national letters of intent and will join the Wolves next fall.


“Our program is excited to announce the signing of Jaden Graham and Jaylen Robinson,” noted Sather.


Jaden Graham •  Lewistown, Mont. •  Fergus HS

Jaden Graham is a 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard/forward out of Fergus High School. He is a 3-year starter for the Golden Eagles under the direction of head coach Scott Sparks. Graham averaged 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore, and 16.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a junior. He holds a career field goal percentage of 47.2, while averaging over two steals and one block per game last season. Graham is a 2-time all-state and 2-time all-conference recipient, while also earning the team’s MVP award. He is the son of Jimmy and Anna Graham.


Sather on Graham:

“Jaden is a versatile wing player that can score at three levels, but also has the skill set and feel to make plays to get his teammates great shots. He is a very long and athletic player, which will serve him well on the defensive side of the floor. Jaden does a great job in the classroom and is a perfect fit for Northern State University and the community of Aberdeen.”


Jaylen Robinson •  Hamilton, Ohio •  Hamilton HS

Jaylen Robinson is a 6-foot-1, 165-pound guard out of Hamilton High School. He is a 3-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Big Blue under the direction of head coach Kevin Higgins. Robinson averaged 17.7 points per game, shooting 34.9 percent from the arc and 81.2 percent from the foul line a season ago. He was named to the All-GMC first team and the All-City second team in 2018, as well as the All-Southwest Ohio honorable mention team in 2017 and 2018. He is the son of Jamie and Stephen Robinson.


Sather on Robinson:

“Jaylen is a playmaking point guard that comes from one of the best conferences in the Cincinnati area. He has been impactful with his high school program at Hamilton since his sophomore year and has developed into a high-level scorer that can make plays on both ends of the court. He loves to compete and has a chance to be a great defensive player as well. The Northern State community will love watching him play and the competitive spirit he plays brings to the court.”