According to his high school coach, Chris Hansen from Northwest Wyoming College has committed to play for Idaho State. Hansen is a 6'4'' guard from Fort Collins, CO, who spent his freshman season playing for the NW Wyoming Trappers.
He averaged 19 PPG last year on 43% 3-point shooting, so he should provide an instant spark for a Bengals team that lost a lot of punch after last season. He also averaged 4.5 RPG and shot over 85% from the charity stripe.
For a little background on him, I found a nice article on the NW Wyoming website. He missed his junior year of high school with a leg injury, and bounced back to lead the state in scoring as a senior. For a team that was efficiency-wise the third worst efficiency-wise in the Big Sky last year, this is a nice recruiting coup for Bill Evans.
"I have a dream to play Division I basketball, and I'm not ready to give that up," Hansen said. "I think this is the right route. It will give me a chance to work on the stuff that coaches say I need to work on to play Division I."It is clear that he is a young man with a lot of motivation, and a lot of offensive scoring talent.
After missing his junior high school season with a broken leg, Hansen returned as a senior and led the state in scoring.
A 6-foot-5 guard/forward, Hansen averaged 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He set a school record by scoring 46 points in a win Jan. 25 over Monarch and scored 30-plus points in 10 games and 40 or more in four games.
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