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Yellow Jackets Add Eight To 2024-25 Roster

The Black Hills State University men’s basketball team announces eight additions to the 2024-25 roster, head coach Ryan Thompson announced. BHSU adds six freshmen to the roster and two transfer athletes.

“We are thrilled to announced our 2024 recruiting class. We feel this could be our best recruiting class to date,” noted Thompson. “We have great versatility with this group and their skill sets complement each other well. Our coaching staff is extremely excited to integrate these eight student-athletes into our team this fall.”

Jack Haggett // Fr. // Forward // 6-8 // 190 // Australia

Haggett, a freshman forward from Australia, averaged 12.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the South Australian U20 National team.

Tristan Hurdle // R-Jr. // Guard/Forward // 6-6 // 205 // Fort Lewis College

Hurdle, a transfer from the reigning RMAC Tournament champions Fort Lewis, helped the Skyhawks to a 29-4 overall record to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Division II tournament last season. He played in every game for FLC, shooting 48 percent from deep with 35 made 3-pointers.

Prior to Fort Lewis, Hurdle played at CSU Pueblo where he started 28 games and scored 395 points with 77 made 3-pointers. He played his prep ball at Highlands Ranch High School and is a native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Cam Lowe // R-Fr. // Guard // 6-5 // 210 // Colorado State University

Lowe comes to Black Hills State after spending a season at Colorado State University, where he redshirted. Out of high school, Lowe was named the Colorado State Player of the Year as a senior (CHSSA 4A Player of the Year) and was named the Denver Gazette Player of the Year.

He is a native of Monument, Colorado and played his high school ball at Lewis Palmer High School – the same high school as prolific BH scorers Joel Scott and Matthew Ragsdale. At Lewis Palmer H.S., Lowe averaged 18.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game and shot 50 percent from deep as a senior. Also in his senior season, the team went 27-1 and won the Colorado 4A State Championship.

Neal Mosser// Fr. // Guard // 6-3 // 175 // Omaha, Neb.

Mosser comes to BHSU after a prolific career at Millard North High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He shot north of 40% from deep in his prep career with 199 made 3-pointers and was on varsity all four years. He helped Millard North go 99-12 in those four years and played in four Nebraska Class A State championship games, winning one State title.

As a senior, he averaged 15.0 points per game, while dishing out 4.2 assists with a 44 percent clip from deep on 75 made 3-pointers. In his career, Mosser scored just shy of 1,000 points (920) and dished out 251 assists.

Kavon Phillips // Fr. // Forward // 6-7 // 195 // Davenport, Iowa

Coming to The Hills from eastern Iowa is Phillips, a 6-7 forward from Davenport, Iowa. He led his North Scott High School teams to a 35-14 record his junior and senior seasons. He scored 710 points, along with 413 rebounds, 137 assists, and 70 blocks.

Johnnie Reed // Fr. // Forward // 6-6 // 205 // Windsor, Colo.

A native of Windsor, Colorado, Reed joins the BHSU squad after leading the Windsor High School team to the Colorado 5A state championship game as a senior and a trip to the semifinals as a junior. In his three-year career at Windsor H.S., Reed helped guide the program to a 61-18 record with 487 points, 553 rebounds, and 170 assists. He was named a CHSSA Second Team All-State performer.

Charlie Spann // Fr. // Guard/Forward // 6-6 // 215 // Highlands Ranch, Colo.

A CHSSA State Champion and 1,000-point scorer in high school, Spann comes to Black Hills State as a First Team CHSSA 6A All-State performer. He scored 1,000 points and had 354 rebounds, while leading the program to a 5A state championship his sophomore season. As a senior, after making the jump to 6A, led Thunder Ridge High School to the state championship game.

BJ Woodruff // Fr. // Guard // 6-1 // 175 // Morrilton, Ark.

Fresh off a 2023-24 conference championship title, Woodruff heads north to The Hills after leading Morrilton High School to a combined 29-4 conference record in his junior and senior seasons. The guard averaged 16.0 points with 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 3.0 steals per game a senior. He also shot an impressive 54 percent from deep with 69 made 3-pointers. In his high school career, he scored over 1,5000 points and was a four-time All-Conference and three-time All-State selection.


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