After sitting out most of last season, UND's Aanen Moody enters transfer portal

North Dakota Fighting Hawks guard Aanen Moody (10) is fouled on the shot by Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Filip Petrusev (3) in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs won 97-66. James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

One of UND's top 3-point shooting threats from two years ago is headed elsewhere.

Aanen Moody, who sat out most of last season with an upper-body injury, entered the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday, according to

Moody, a 6-foot-3 guard from Dickinson, N.D., was North Dakota's 2017 Mr. Basketball winner after capping the state's Class A career scoring record with 2,139 career points. He averaged 30.6 points per game as a senior.

After redshirting in the 2017-18 season, Moody appeared in all 30 games as a redshirt freshman but didn't make a start. He led the team in 3-point makes (81) and attempts (198) while shooting at a 40.9 percent clip. He was three 3-pointers away from tying UND's Division I record. He hit at least one 3-pointer in 17 straight games.

As a sophomore during the 2019-20 season, Moody was limited to nine games. He scored 11 points against Gonzaga.


As was expected, UND's offseason has seen lots of movement in Paul Sather's second year as head coach.

UND lost three seniors -- all starters -- from a year ago in Marlon Stewart, Kienan Walter and Billy Brown. The Fighting Hawks have also seen Marco Coudreau, Davids Atelbauers and Elijah Hazekamp announce transfer intentions.

In addition to three prep signees for next season, UND has received verbal commitments from junior college transfer Seybian Sims and unique graduate transfer Mitchell Sueker from South Dakota Mines.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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