On Monday, Dickinson State men’s basketball coach Ty Orton checked off the No. 1 priority on his 2010-11 recruiting checklist by signing Robbie Morey.
Now, he’s working on some others.
Right before Morey signed, Eastern Wyoming shooting guard Winston Harris arrived for his recruiting visit. The Blue Hawks want more offense, and Orton said Harris could be the guy to give them that. In fact, Orton had tried recruiting the Brush, Colo., native out of high school before he decided to go to the junior college. He believes Harris could give the team another instant-offensive threat to compliment Nathan Lebsock, who will be a senior and surprassed the 1,000-point milestone in the final game of this season.
Getting Morey to sign and having Harris in for a visit is just a start though.
On Wednesday, Bowman County guard Brock Boos will be in for his official visit — and Orton said he wants to sign him bad. Getting Boos would give DSU the top two scorers (I say players) in Region 7.
I’m really interested to see how the two could play together. They essentially play the same position, but they play it differently. While Morey is more deliberate in what he does with the ball, Boos is flashier and is at his best when he’s firing away. If nothing else, one would imagine Morey and Boos would, at worst, compliment each other’s games.
Another high school standout Orton is in talks with is Linton forward Trent Roemmich. The all-around athlete wants to play both basketball and football (he’s not too shabby at track either) and Orton and Hank Biesiot say they’ve joined forced in an effort to try and get the 6-2 senior.
The Blue Hawks are believe they’re in the mix for Bismarck State slasher Michael Ulmer as well as Chase Richards, a point guard from Central Wyoming who Orton said would be a big piece to the puzzle.
Ulmer, a 6-4 Bismarck High graduate, averaged 18.7 points and 7 rebounds a game for the Mystics this year.
In case you aren’t noticing a trend, all of the guys I listed above are guards. That is a concern Orton said, but he added that big men typically come on the radar late since most wait for Division I or II schools to come calling.
On a side note, isn’t it good to see DSU going after local and in-state guys who could be around for four years? With Morey and the possibility of Boos and Roemmich, the Blue Hawks could be setting themselves up for something good down the road. Just ask assistant coach Tim Daniel. His best teams, some of the best in DSU history, were chock full of North Dakota talent.