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Dallas Ennema to Join University at Albany New York Basketball Program

Orab-LogoUniversity at Albany New York men’s basketball head coach Will Brown recently announced three early signings for the 2013 Division I Great Danes.

Among those signees is Sheldon senior Dallas Ennema. Ennema has helped the Orabs to a 9-0 start this season averaging 21.3 points per game and has pulled down 40 rebounds and dished out 23 assists. Offensively Ennema is hitting 56.8 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from behind the arc connecting on 10-of-18 three point attempts. At the free throw line Dallas has connected on 31-of-36 attempts for an 86.1 free throw percentage.

Ennema averaged 19.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a junior for Coach Claude Struve. He was picked as pre-season Player of the Year of the Sioux Land Conference. Dallas played for the Martin Brothers AAU Program run by Hank Huddleson. Current Great Dane John Puk and former Great Danes Brent Wilson and Brian Lillis played for the Martin Brothers Program as well. Ennema is a member of the National Honor Society.

In his press release officially announcing the signing Coach Brown said “Dallas is a talented small forward with great size. He reminds me a lot of former Great Dane Brian Lillis but with more size. Dallas is very versatile and has a very good feel for the game. I think he is the best player in the 2013 class in the state of Iowa.”

 
With a win over South Carolina State in its last game on Wednesday December 12th the Great Danes moved up to 20th in the Top-25 College Insider Mid-Major poll on Monday, December 17th. This is the highest top-25 ranking in the mid-major poll since entering Division I in 1999.

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