FARGO, N.D. - North
Dakota State head men's basketball coach Saul Phillips announced
Thursday, May 17, that guard Dylan Hale will not return to the team for
the 2012-13 season.
Hale, a 6-foot-1
guard from St. Paul, Minn., averaged 4.5 points, 1.8 assists and 1.3 rebounds
per game for North Dakota State as a sophomore last year. He played at Texas State in 2009-10 before
transferring and sitting out the 2010-11 season at NDSU.
"Dylan's efforts at
NDSU were greatly appreciated by our staff and his teammates," Phillips
said. "He enjoyed his experience here
and I enjoyed coaching him.
"A family issue makes
it important that he is in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area at this time of his
life. It is the right move for him and
we are all supportive of the decision."
Hale played in 29
games and made 23 starts for NDSU last season.
He scored a team- and season-high 13 points at Minnesota and had 12
points in the home win over Oakland.
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.