Viking MBB adds to 2013 recruiting class

Jul 29th, 2013 @ 1:22 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
The Valley City State men's basketball team has added one more recruit for the 2013-14 season.

Head coach Jeff Kaminsky says 6-foot-5 forward Russel Robinson will attend Valley City State University and play basketball for the Vikings starting this fall.

Robinson will have two years of athletic eligibility remaining after playing a year at Danville Area Community College and a year at Richard J. Daley College, both in Illinois.

"Russel will be a great addition to our program," said Kaminksy. "He is a versatile forward who has good experience playing at the college level. We look forward to the impact he can have on our program both on and off the court."

A native of Chicago, Robinson averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and one block per game during his sophomore year at Richard J. Daley College in 2009-10. He did not play basketball the past three seasons. Robinson played his high school basketball at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago.

Robinson wraps up a large recruiting class for VCSU that includes 11 new faces. The Vikings have just five returning players from last year's national tournament team: Aaron Duske, AJ McDonald, Anthony Saavedra, Ty Pratt and Thomas Cherry. Cherry redshirted last season.

Incoming freshmen for 2013-14 include:
Adam Krueger, G, 6-4, Rosholt, S.D.
Chase Carpenter, F, 6-4, Valley City, N.D.
Mac Kroeplin, G, 6-2, Grand Forks, N.D.
Paxton Lloyd, G, 5-9, Fargo, N.D.
Austin Rambow, F, 6-5, Willmar, Minn.
Quinton Peterson, C, 6-8, Lino Lakes, Minn.

Incoming transfers for 2013-14 include:
Tyler Thielges, Fr., G, 6-0, LaMoure, N.D.
Skylar Shockman, Fr., F, 6-7, LaMoure, N.D.
Jeff Romeus, Jr., G, 6-2, Boynton Beach, Fla.
Jeremy Ware, Jr., G, 6-2, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Russel Robinson, Jr., F, 6-5, Chicago, Ill.