MEN'S BASKETBALL: UND reportedly landing New Mexico State transfer
A UND men’s basketball team roster is going to be a must for fans early next season.
According to the Las Cruces Sun Times, North Dakota is landing another Division I transfer.
New Mexico State guard Terrel de Rouen will transfer to UND and appeal the NCAA to play immediately after sitting out last season with both an indefinite suspension and a surgically repaired foot.
According to the Sun Times, the 6-foot-1 de Rouen will then appeal for a sixth year of eligibility because he missed most of his first season with an ACL injury.
NMSU head coach Marvin Menzies never elaborated on the indefinite suspension of de Rouen.
As a sophomore for the Aggies in 2012-13, de Rouen played in 32 games and started in nine contests. He averaged 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
The Las Cruces native led his high school team, Onate, to the 2011 Class 5A state championship.
Although UND graduated heavily in the backcourt with Jamal Webb, Aaron Anderson and Troy Huff exhausting eligibility, playing time at guard will be tough to come by during the 2014-15 season.
UND’s guards will include former Minnesota Mr. Basketball Quinton Hooker, Missouri-Kansas City transfer Estan Tyler, Wisconsin-Green Bay transfer Cole Stefan, de Rouen and Lenny Antwi.
UND is also awaiting word from the NCAA on a potential sixth season of eligibility for forward Jaron Nash, who transferred from Texas Tech two years ago to be closer to his ill father in Iowa.