Northern State men’s basketball has announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent.
Marley Baah-Yeboah – Guard, Lakeville, Minn. / Lakeville South HS
Marley Baah-Yeboah is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard out of Lakeville South High School. He is a 2-year starter and team captain for the Cougars under the direction of head coach Joe Janquart. Last season, Baah-Yeboah averaged 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. In addition, he is a member of the D1 Minnesota AAU program. He is the son of Felix Baah-Yeboah.
Phillips’ Thoughts: “Marley has huge potential for growth and a toughness to him that made us want to add him to our roster immediately. He is a great scorer, great teammate, and has a personality that fits in with the profile of a Wolves basketball player. His familiarity with Marcus and their connection will be a huge benefit to our program. I am really excited to coach a kid like Marley.”
Marcus Burks – Guard, Lakeville, Minn. / Lakeville South HS
Marcus Burks is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard out of Lakeville South High School. He is a 2-year starter and team captain for the Cougars under the direction of head coach Joe Janquart. Burks averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game last season. He was a first team South Suburban All-Conference selection and earned all-state accolades during the AAU season. Burks is a member of the Minnesota Select AAU program, averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. He is the son of Jennie and Tyrre Burks.
Phillips’ Thoughts: “Marcus is exactly the type of point guard I enjoy recruiting. His competitiveness, quickness, and overall ability are something we look for in this program. I knew from the very first time I saw him play I wanted him to be a part of our program. I am very excited to welcome him to the Wolves family.”
Jake Kuhl – Center, Hartford, S.D. / West Central HS
Jake Kuhl is a 7-foot, 230-pound center out of West Central High School. He is a 4-year starter and team captain for the Trojans under the direction of head coach Jacob Sitting. Kuhl averaged double figure points and rebounds his last two seasons, notching 13.0 points and 12.0 rebounds, as well as 4.7 blocks per game as a junior. In addition, he is a member of the Sanford Sports Academy averaging 10.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest. He is the son of Bill Kuhl.
Phillips’ Thoughts: “You don’t see guys at 7’0 tall move the way he does very often. He has a great combination of size and skill. Jake has the ability to step out and shoot the ball as well as post up on the block. His best basketball is clearly ahead of him and he’s a South Dakota kid who has dreamed of being a Wolf since he was young.”