Atlantic Senior Basketball player Garrett Franken made a verbal commitment on Sunday to play his college basketball at the University of North Dakota. Franken made the announcement after spending some time with the team on a visit this past weekend. He received an offer from the Division 1 program back in early July. “I have been talking to their coaches since I was a Sophomore. I wanted to wait until I visited campus to commit and I just loved everything about the school.”, Franken said.
Franken just completed his Junior season with Atlantic in which the Trojans went 18-5 and only lost to three teams. The 6’7″ Franken averaged 16 points per game on 43% shooting for the season. He also collected 125 rebounds, had 89 assists, and 39 steals while primarily playing the Point Guard position.
Franken said he also received offers from Sioux Falls and Dordt (where his brother Dalton plays) but ultimately liked the fit with North Dakota. He also said he wanted to get a decision made now, “I wanted to make my decision before my Senior year so I didn’t have to worry about it and could just go out and play during the season.”
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are located in Grand Forks, North Dakota and play in the Big Sky Conference. The Fighting Hawks went 17-16 overall last season and 10-8 in conference play.
Listen to the full interview with Garrett’s reaction below.
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