BEMIDJI, Minn. -- North Dakota State College of Science guard Mohamed Kone will join Bemidji State University men’s basketball beginning with the 2020-21 season, as announced by head coach Mike Boschee on Wednesday. Kone comes to BSU after playing his freshman and sophomore seasons at NDSCS.
All student-athletes’ acceptances are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
“Momo is going to bring us some energy and enthusiasm in transition and on the defensive end,” Boschee said. “Our fans will enjoy watching him play. He will work hard on and off the court, he cares about being a great teammate and has high character. He will be able to play multiple positions offensively, he attacks the rim and can shoot the three. He can guard multiple positions defensively and will enjoy guarding our opponents’ best players. We look forward to working with Momo and having him excel in the BSU family.”
Mohamed Kone, a 6-foot-2-inch guard from Apple Valley, Minn., earned Mon-Dak All-Conference Second Team honors during his sophomore season with the Wildcats. The two-time team captain averaged 9.8 points per game on 57.3 percent shooting from the field through his career, including 10.2 points per game and 63.2 percent shooting during his freshman season. Kone was earned one Mon-Dak Player of the Week honor during his freshman season after averaging 20.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists over two games, including the first of his three career double-doubles with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He helped NDSCS to a 51-12 record during his two seasons in Wahpeton, N.D.
Kone was born Oct. 15, 1998 and is the son of Adam and Amy Kone. He earned his associate in arts degree in liberal arts at NDSCS and will major in sport management at BSU.
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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).