Brandon Foote, Sports Information Director
SIOUX CITY – Briar Cliff Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mark Svagera has announced the signing of 16 players to his Charger recruiting class for the 2018-19 season. The class includes 14 athletes from the tri-state area with nine players from Iowa, three from Nebraska and two from South Dakota.
“We are really excited about our 2018 recruiting class,” Svagera said. “It is a deep and talented class with guys who will be a great fit with the culture of our program. There are many versatile players who will be able to play multiple positions.
“The class also has many decorated high school players, with numerous all state selections among the 16 guys. Last, and most importantly, we believe these guys are winners, 8 of the 16 played in their state’s tournament, with many more playing in state qualifying games. We are excited to have these guys join us next month.”
Perimeter play is the focus of the class as the 16 recruits break down by position with 11 guards, four forwards and one post. There are holes to fill on the roster as the Chargers lost four regular contributors from last year’s 26-8 team that finished second in the GPAC and advanced all the way to the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Tournament.
Below is the full list of the 16 recruits that have signed to play basketball at Briar Cliff.
Signee Position Height Hometown Previous School
Marco Balderas Guard 5-9 Hubbard, IA South Hamilton HS
Colton Beebe Guard 5-11 Lincoln, NE Cross County HS
Kyle Boerhave Forward 6-6 Sheldon, IA Sheldon HS
Brady Brockhaus Guard 6-3 Creighton, NE Creighton HS
Jake Carley Guard 5-11 Treynor, IA St. Albert HS
Sammy Green Guard 6-0 Edwardsville, IL Marquette Catholic HS
R.J. Harris Guard 6-3 Oakland, IA AHSTW HS
Thomas Hensley Guard 5-9 Massena, IA CAM HS
Jaden Kleinhesselink Guard 6-2 Sheldon, IA Sheldon HS
Carson Kruger Forward 6-4 Alta, IA Alta-Aurelia HS
Kale Landguth Forward 6-4 Rapid City, SD St. Thomas More HS
Kolby Morrison Guard 5-11 Logan, IA Logan Magnolia HS
Nicholas Ruden Forward 6-4 Remsen, IA Remsen St. Mary’s HS
Tanner Smith Guard 6-0 Dakota Dunes, SD Dakota Valley HS
Jordan Tomkinson Guard 6-2 Adelaide, Australia Sacred Heart School
Quinten Vasa Post 6-8 Nebraska City, NE Lourdes Central Catholic HS