So what I'm gathering is that none of us actually have a for sure answer as to why he's sitting out and whether or not he for sure is on scholarship. So again, anybody have the for sure facts here?
If he's not on scholarship then we would have 1 remaining that could go to Samuelson.
Another thing that can happen is what happened with former D2 Concordia-St. Paul stud Nuni Omot, who redshirted and then played his redshirt freshman year at CSP, and, after drawing D1 interest, transferred to Indian Hills Community College for his sophomore year. His year at Indian Hills essentially works as his "sit-out" year, so he spent a year playing/developing rather than simply losing a year sitting on the bench at a D1. Then he was able to go straight from Indian Hills to Baylor University, where he is now and I believe he'll be eligible to play this season and next season.
As a fan of a D2 team that has featured a few potentially D1-caliber players over the past couple of years, I'm not a big fan of the Nuni Omot route and hope my Vikings don't suffer that type of defection, but it's definitely a reality in this day and age, unfortunately. At the same time, Omot is a 6'9" superfreak of an athlete (as far as D2 players go), so it was hopefully more of a rarity than a coming trend across all of D2 basketball, but it is what it is.
That's my understanding of the rules at this point, but if anyone is better informed than I am, please correct me. I'm just going with what I've seen firsthand as a D2/NSIC follower.
Last edited by MrAugustana; 01-06-2017 at 01:53 PM. Reason: additional thought
He is definitely sitting out due to the transfer and its for the whole season. I have no idea on his scholarship situation.
As far as the scholarship goes I can't find anything on the google machine, appears he was offered a walk-on from us out of high school but took a scholarship to Minot St instead, I would think one wouldn't go from scholarship to walk-on but Fargo is much closer to his family in Whap and if the desire is just to be part of a D1 basketball program there's that.
Fargo North's Siman Sem sets a school record with 45 points
in a win against Shanley. Also 21 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals, 3 blocks
http://www.inforum.com/sports/419633...rgo-norths-semOnly 14 scoring performances in the history of North Dakota Class A boys basketball rank ahead of Sem's 45-point showing on Monday. He did it with North Dakota State assistant coach Jayden Olson in the crowd.