FARGO, N.D. - Kory
Brown, a 6-foot-4 guard from Hoffman Estates, Ill., has signed a National
Letter of Intent to continue his education and play men's basketball at North
Dakota State University. NDSU head coach
Saul Phillips made the announcement Monday, May 14.
Brown is the third
high school player NDSU has added for the 2012-13 season. He joins forwards Brett VandenBergh of
De Pere, Wis., and Dexter Werner of Bismarck, N.D., who inked during
November's early signing period.
"Kory is a terrific
all-around player who is able to score, create for others and rebound
offensively," Phillips said. "It is his
ability to disrupt defensively that makes Kory special. He is extremely long and athletic and has a
motor that doesn't stop."
Brown averaged 17.9
points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.2 steals per game last season while
leading Elgin High School to a second straight conference championship. He was team MVP and an all-state second team
North Dakota State finished 17-14 overall and tied for
fourth in The Summit League with a 9-9 record.
The Bison lost to Western Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Summit
League tournament but were selected to the College Basketball Invitational
presented by Zebra Pen.