Bryce Tesdahl

#32 Bryce Tesdahl

HOMETOWN Crosby, Minn. (Crosby-Ironton HS)

2010-11 (Junior): Tesdahl continued to display his passing abilities in 2010-11 as he led the NSIC and was ninth nationally in assists with 6.0 per game… His 156 assists ranked second on BSU’s single season list… Became BSU’s career assist leader in the early minutes of a Jan. 15 contest at Minnesota State, surpassing David Lee’s (1984-88) 314 career helpers… Posted four games with 10 or more assists (most in NSIC), including 11 (tied NSIC-high) Dec. 17, which tied a career-high and sits third on BSU’s single game chart… Started all 26 games for BSU, averaging 33.6 minutes per game that ranked seventh in the NSIC… Added 9.5 points (248 points) and 3.8 rebounds (99 rebounds) per game… Called up a career-high 23 points against Finlandia (Nov. 17) and added 10 assists for his second-career double-double… His third-career double-double came at St. Cloud State (Jan. 4) where he posted 12 points and 10 assists… Scored more than 10 points on 15 occasions… Finished third in the league in assist/turnover ratio (1.79)…  Tied free throws made and established a career-high in free throws attempted at Jamestown (Nov. 29), going 11-for-14… Named Academic All-NSIC Team member and to the NABC Honors Court.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Was one of two Beavers to start all 27 games, averaging a team high 33.3 minutes per game that ranked sixth in the NSIC... Shot 103-for-119 from the charity stripe (86.6%), which led the team, was fourth in the conference and 28th in the nation, guiding a team that finished fifth in Division II in free throw percentage…His 137 assists finished fourth on BSU’s all-time assists chart, the 5.1 average was second in the conference and 36th in the nation…Had double-digits in assists twice, posting a career-high 11 in a 88-87 overtime victory at then-No. 17 Winona State, adding 20 points for his first-career double-double, while missing a triple-double by one rebound…The 11 assists ranked tied for third on the school’s single-game chart…He had 10 assists in just 22 minutes versus Finlandia University Feb. 16…The guard was also the team’s rebound leader with 5.0 per contest, posting a career-high 10 Jan. 16 in 81-59 win against U-Mary…Finished third on the team in points per game with 10.3, scoring in double-figures 14 times, including a career-high 22 against Minnesota, Crookston Feb. 13 where he shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and made 9-of-11 free throws. 

2008-09 (Freshman): Was the Beavers’ assist leader with 85 (3.15 apg), ranking him eighth in overall games and seventh in NSIC games (66, 3.30 apg) only…Had a career-high nine assists in the four overtime loss to the University of Minnesota Duluth Feb. 25 and the mark was the most by a Beaver all season…Posted seven games with at least five assists…Appeared in all 27 games, starting 23…Added 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game with a .467 shooting percentage…Also recorded 27 steals, including a career-high five against Dickinson State, Jan. 6…Had six games in double-figures, including a career-best 18 against the University of Mary, Jan. 17.

Crosby-Ironton High School Career: Tesdahl leaves Crosby-Ironton as the Ranger boy’s basketball all-time leading scorer with 1,943 career points. The Mid-State League All-Conference performer averaged 17 points per game and was capable of reaching double-figures in rebounds and assists every night. Set the single season record for assists in Minnesota and the assist record in the Minnesota State Tournament. As a senior he helped lead the Rangers to a 32-1 record, a Mid-State Conference Championship, Section 8AA Championship and a runner-up in the Minnesota State Class 2A boys’ basketball tournament. The four-year varsity starter was named to the Minnesota Class 2A All-Tournament Team and was a Minnesota Associated Press’ All-State second team selection at the conclusion of his senior campaign. Was named the Brainerd Dispatch Player of the Year his junior and senior seasons. Tesdahl’s basketball roots run deep as he is the grandson of legendary head coach Bob McDonald (Chisholm High School) who has been a head coach for 53 years and owns more victories than any basketball coach in Minnesota history.

Personal: The son of Neil and Sue Tesdahl...Was born on May 3, 1990 in Brainerd, Minn...Spends his free time playing basketball, volleyball, tennis and fishing...Is a Physical Education major with a DAPE minor at Bemidji State.