SDSU men’s basketball adds three for 2017-18

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BROOKINGS – South Dakota State men's basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced three additions to this year's recruiting class Wednesday. Brandon Key, Dallas Polk-Hilliard and David Jenkins, Jr., have committed to the Jackrabbits and will enroll for the 2017-18 school year.

Key and Polk-Hilliard are junior college transfers with two years of eligibility remaining while Jenkins joins SDSU after a year of prep school and will have four years of eligibility.

"We couldn't be more excited to add Brandon, Dallas and David to our recruiting class for next season," Otzelberger said. "Their strengths combined with the strengths of the four players we signed in the fall will continue to elevate the Jackrabbit men's basketball program moving forward."

The trio joins Alex Arians, Matt Dentlinger, Alou Dillon, and Ryan Krueger in rounding out the newest Jackrabbit recruiting class.


• Brandon Key, PG, 5-10, 160, Milwaukee, Wis.

Southwest Tennessee CC

West Allis Central HS

Otzelberger on Key:

"Brandon is an electric point guard that really excels in the open court. He's proven his abilities as a floor general and distributer while finishing among the top five in assists tallied this season in all of NJCAA. Defensively, Brandon brings an excellent on-ball presence as well as providing toughness."


• Dallas Polk-Hilliard, F, 6-7, 195,

Milwaukee, Wis.

Cochise College Messmer HS

Otzelberger on Polk-Hillard:

"Dallas provides our team with tremendous versatility on the wing. At 6-7, he possesses the ability to score the ball above the rim, in the paint and from the 3-point line. He's a quick jumper and has proven to be an outstanding rebounder on both ends of the floor."


• David Jenkins, Jr., G, 6-1, 180, Tacoma, Wash., Sunrise Christian Academy

Wilson Senior HS

Otzelberger on Jenkins:

"David has the uncanny ability to score the basketball from anywhere on the floor. He's an exceptional ball-handler who's shooting range extends well beyond the 3-point line. His drive, competitive spirit and enthusiasm will make us better each day on the practice floor."

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