Ed. note: Since this recap was written, the Trojan men have improved their record to 6-1. According to DSU Athletics, after capping off a 15-point comeback against AIB in Des Moines on Tuesday, the Trojan men are off to their best start since the 1966-67 season.
The Trojan men’s basketball team has been off to a hot start this year with their record at 4-1. This is the first time the men’s team has been 4-1 to start a season in more than 15 years. The Trojans started their year off with a win against Oglala Lakota. Then they took on NAIA powerhouse Northwestern Christian and lost. They also added wins against rival Dakota Wesleyan and Trinity Bible.
Luke Lamb leads Dakota State in three different categories. He averages 19.3 points (32nd in the nation), 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Trojans. He shoots 52.4 percent from the field. Luke Lamb ranks fifth in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (4.7). Keith Lee II records 13 assists (4.3 assists per game), which is 43rd in the nation. Yusuf Vinson leads the team with two blocked shots (0.7 blocks per game). He is 18th in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (3.7). Terrell Newton is 10th in the nation in field goal percentage (68 percent). John Lamb ranks 19th in 3-point field goals made per game (3.3). Marcus Smith records 88.9 free-throw percentage, which ranks him 25th in the nation.
Featured photo of junior center Cameron Krump provided by DSU Athletics.
Slideshow photos taken by Tiffany Sommer.