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UND 7-footer Carson Shanks plans to transfer

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March 16, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Arizona Wildcats center Chance Comanche (21) loses the ball against North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drick Bernstine (43) and center Carson Shanks (5) during the second half in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports2 / 2

UND 7-footer Carson Shanks plans to graduate this spring and intends to transfer to another Division I school to play his senior season.

Shanks, of Prior Lake, Minn., will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

Shanks played in 31 games, starting two, for the Fighting Hawks last season. He averaged 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. He also had a team-high 22 blocks.

Shanks signed with Utah State out of high school and spent one semester with the Aggies before transferring to UND.

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 13 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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