DEVILS LAKE -- Devils Lake High School senior Jake Mertens has verbally committed to attend North Dakota State University and play basketball as a preferred walk-on.

  Mertens said he had been considering accepting basketball scholarship offers at either Minot State University or University of Mary in Bismarck until NDSU began to show interest in him a few weeks ago. The 6-foot-3 Mertens will play guard for the Bison.

  Mertens is a three-time Class A all-state selection, including a first team pick as a junior and senior. He averaged 19.8 points, 6 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a senior and finished his career with a school-record 463 assists while ranking second in the Firebirds program with 1,495 career points.

WDAY logo
listen live
watch live