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UND men's basketball adds junior college transfer

The UND men's basketball program continues to add pieces for the 2018-19 season.

The Fighting Hawks announced Monday the addition of 6-foot-7 transfer Zac Saddler, who played at Western Texas College after redshirting one season at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Saddler, who averaged 7.8 points for the Westerners, has thre seasons of immediate eligibility remaining.

"It's been a great run here of late for our program with the signings of Bentiu (Panoam) and Marko (Coudreau), but now with the latest addition of Zac, it's icing on the cake," UND coach Brian Jones said. "We really put an emphasis this spring on recruiting young men who do 'winning' things in all areas of life and Zac once again checks all of those boxes.

"He will have an immediate impact on our locker room and raise the level of intensity between the lines. His ability to make open shots will provide a much-needed boost to our front line. Our roster has really shaped up nicely and our depth will be as good as it has been at every position."

Saddler, a New Braunfels, Texas, native, joins Panoam (6-2 point guard from Northwest Kansas Tech) and Coudreau (6-9 forward from Marseilles, France) as recent additions.

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department since 2004. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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