Prince makes a decision, will play at BSC

New England senior Daniel Prince has decided where he is going to play college basketball.

Daniel Prince (right) signs his letter of intent to play for Bismarck State College with BSC Mystic’s coach Joe Mueller (left). [PHOTO BY KEVIN SCHAEFER | The Herald]
Daniel Prince (right) signs his letter of intent to play for Bismarck State College with BSC Mystic’s coach Joe Mueller (left).
[PHOTO BY KEVIN SCHAEFER | The Herald]
By COLE BENZ | HERALD EDITOR | cbenz@countrymedia.net

New England senior Daniel Prince has decided where he is going to play college basketball.

On Thursday, April 30, Prince signed a letter of intent to play at Bismarck State College.

Prince had plenty of interest from colleges around the area, and six of them contacted his head coach Luke Powers inquiring about the star player. Powers said that even though six coaches contacted him about Prince, there were more that showed interest through other avenues other than through him.

Powers always knew Prince was a talented basketball player, but it was something else that showed him he could play beyond the high school level.

“You kind of know there’s something special about a kid by their work ethic,” Powers said. “He’s one of the ones who just kind of has that ‘it’ factor.”

Count Powers as a fan. He said he will be cheering for him as he makes the next step in his athletic career.

“It was a pleasure coaching him, and I look forward to rooting for him and being a part of his life as he proceeds to the next level,” Powers said.

Prince had his choices down to two schools, Bismarck State College (BSC) and Dakota College at Bottineau.

The proximity of BSC’s campus to New England, and the quality of the facilities swayed Prince’s decision.

“I decided BSC because it’s closer to home and they have really nice stuff, nice facilities,” Prince said.

He was also afforded the opportunity of an open gym session on the BSC campus; there he met with BSC Mystic’s Head Coach Joe Mueller.

“That was nice to just get a feel and play a little at the open gym and talk with him (Mueller),” Prince said. “That helped.”

Prince is still trying to figure out which way his college studies will take him, though he is considering Telecommunications or Biology, he knows he is ready to play hard.

“I just hope to work hard and hopefully help out their program and continue to get better and continue to play basketball,” Prince said.

Prince averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game during the 2014-2015 season and was recently named to the Lions’ All-Star Game which will take place this summer.

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