MBB: Viking recruits rack up awards
Mar 27th, 2014 @ 11:39 am | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
A pair of Valley City State University men's basketball recruits have been honored with several post-season awards in North Dakota.
Briton Bussman, currently a senior at Milnor High School, was named the Class B Senior Athlete of the Year on March 8. He was also a finalist and finished second in voting for the North Dakota Mr. Basketball Award. Bussman's latest honor came on March 24 when he was named First Team All State. Prior to that, Bussman was named All Region and All District.
A 6-foot-3 guard, Bussman led the Bison to a 23-2 record during his senior season, with both losses coming to Class B State Champion Oak Grove. He averaged 28 points, 8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He shot 57 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range. Milnor won the state title in Bussman's junior season.
Jayden Ferguson, a senior at Williston High School, was recently named to the All WDA Team, and on March 26 was named Second Team All State in Class A basketball. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 23 points – leading the WDA – and 7 rebounds per game in his senior season. He made 50 percent of his shots and hit 44 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Both Ferguson and Bussman have signed Letters of Intent to attend classes at VCSU and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
Valley City State posted a 14-14 record this season and finished third in the North Star Athletic Association. The Vikings graduate one senior – Aaron Duske – from this year's team.