DJ Pollard verbally committed to the NSU men’s basketball team after taking an official visit this past weekend.
Pollard is a 6-foot-3 combo guard from St.Louis Park, Minn. He played his AAU ball for Minnesota Fury, the same club team that produced current NSU players Michael Emge and Michael Schreiber. Pollard helped the Fury to a 38-9 record this past summer and scored 13.8 points per game, second on the team. He led the squad in minutes played.
“DJ is one of the most complete and best overall players that I have ever coached,” Fury coach Ben Davis said. “Offensively DJ can score in a variety of ways. He is great at getting to the hoop and finishing, has a deadly pull up jumper, and can also knock down the 3. He is the type of player that will put up 15-20 points on a regular basis and he is so smooth that he sometimes makes it look easy. He has great court vision and is very unselfish. Seeing that he is a bigger guard he does a great job getting in the lane and with his size he can see over the defense and always makes the right play. DJ’s best attribute is his defense, you can put him on anyone 5’6-6’6 and he almost always shuts them down. He is extremely quick and has a great understanding of the game which makes him very tough to score on.”
Pollard also had an offer from Minnesota-Duluth. He was also being recruited by TexasPan AM (D-1) the University of Hartford (D1), MN Moorhead, Bemidji State, and St. Cloud State. Fury big man Carter Evans (6’10 Center from Rochester Century) also has an offer from Northern State and is still undecided at this point.
“From a character standpoint I couldn’t ask more from DJ as his coach.” Davis said. “DJ always plays extremely hard and listens which is one of the reasons he has improved so much over the past couple years.”
Pollard can sign his national letter of intent in November and can join the Wolves starting in the 2013-14 season.
-By Ryan Deal