BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University men’s basketball brought on another piece to its 2016-17 roster today as Head Coach Mike Boschee announced the addition of transfer Sharif Black from Chadron State College. Black brings NCAA Division II experience at the guard positions and will join six freshmen who signed National Letters of Intent earlier this year.
Sharif Black (HIGHLIGHTS), a 6-foot, 1-inch point guard from Detroit, Mich., transfers from Chadron State as a junior with two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 11.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game at CSC, and recorded six 20-point outings during the 2015-16 season. Black finished the season ranked within the top 10 of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with 81.9 percent shooting from the free throw line. During his freshman season with the Eagles, he shot 47.8 percent from behind the arc and played in 25 of 26 games.
Black was the 28th ranked player in Detroit coming out of Cass Tech High School according to Southern Detroit Magazine. He was a member of the Technicians’ district championship team and was named to the All-Detroit Third Team. Black also participated on the cross-country team at CTHS.
“Sharif will be someone that adds an element of explosiveness and experience,” said Boschee. “He has been through the rigors of Division II basketball and understands the challenges of playing at a high level. We are excited that Sharif is joining the program and expect many good things from him on and off the court.”
Black joins six newcomers to Bemidji State in 2016-17, including 6-6 forward Logan Bader, 6-9 forward/post Zach Baumgartner, 6-6 guard Peyton Dibble, 6-4 guard Jai’Vionne Green, 6-3 guard Aage Rovney and 6-7 forward Lucas Wendt.
The son of Michael and Kenya Black, Sharif plans to major in communications.
All signees and transfers are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).