Pierre basketball standout Lane Severyn has taken a liking to the University of Wyoming. But because the Cowboys have yet to offer a scholarship, he’s still up for grabs on the recruiting scene.
The 6-foot-5 upcoming senior capped a three-summer run with the Dakota Schoolers on Sunday in Tea, during which he made significant strides. He’s no longer a skinny kid with nice athleticism. He’s solid both in terms of his build and his game - knocking down 3s with a high release that’s virtually impossible to block, scoring in transition and playing harder than most do in summer events.
College coaches must have made similar observations: Severyn, who averaged 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds as a junior, is holding offers from South Dakota State, South Dakota and North Dakota State.
"I feel pretty good about it so far," he said of the recruiting process. "Hopefully, I can add something that would be pretty interesting.
"I’m really intrigued by the University of Wyoming and South Dakota State right now. But NDSU came on the map lately and I could do that, too."
Severyn’s sister, Kaitlyn, has given a verbal to SDSU and his dad played football there. But that’s not going to be any sort of deciding factor, Lane said.
The two-time Class AA all-state pick hopes to make a decision during the early signing period, prior to the start of his final high school season. Prep (and summer) teammate Zach Hanson has already given a verbal commitment to Creighton.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.