News Release


New Mount Marty Head Coach Introduces Recruits

Published Date7\25\2013
Mount Marty College is proud to announce that five recruits have been added to the roster for the upcoming season. Zach Cox of Mission, South Dakota, Nermin Krdzalic of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mitchell Newhouse of Rapid City, South Dakota, Austin Schweers of Ponca, Nebraska, and Zach Telles of Lakewood, Colorado have all signed on as the newest Lancers for the program.

Cox is a 5'11" guard from Todd County High School. He averaged 24.2 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game. He was named 1st team All-Conference and was also named the Class A Player of the Year by sportsbuzz.com.

Krdzalic is a 6'2" guard from Lincoln High School. He led the Patriot program in scoring with 11 points per game and also averaged 4 assists per game and 2 steals per game. Krdzalic earned 2nd team All-State honors, 1st team All-Conference, and was named ESPN player of the week during the state tournament for hitting a half-court buzzer beater to win the game against Yankton High School in the first round of district play.

Newhouse is a 6'6" forward from Rapid City Central High School. Per game he averaged 6 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks while shooting 58% from the field. Newhouse was named Honorable Mention All-Conference and will also be a thrower on the track and field team for the Lancers.

Schweers is a 6'3" guard from Ponca High School. He led his team in scoring at with 13 points per game. Schweers earned 1st team All-Conference, Honorable Mention C1 All-State, Northeast Nebraska All-Area as well as academic all-state. Schweers will also be a member of the MMC golf team.

Telles is a 5'9" guard from The Academy High School. He led his team in scoring with 23 points per game and averaged 5.2 assists, and 3.9 steals. Telles also led all of 3A in scoring at 23 points per game, which was also good for 3rd in the entire state of Colorado. He was named Honorable Mention All-State, was 1st team all-conference, and conference player of the year.

Head coach Andrew Baker is enthusiastic about the new group of recruits for the program. "Nermin is going to be a nice presence at the point guard position. He is going to give us length and a competitive fire needed from that position. Zach Telles is a proven shooter and can definitely help us stretch the floor. He has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited to have him. With Newhouse, he is a very big - very strong athlete. I am excited to get him in the gym and develop him into a dominant post player for us. We definitely have a winner in Zach Cox. He can score from multiple levels on the floor and understands the game very well. And Austin is a nice size guard that is a good offensive player and makes smart basketball plays. He will continue to grow as a player and can be a great asset for us moving forward."

For more information on Mount Marty College's basketball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or contact head men's coach, Andrew Baker at andrew.baker@mtmc.edu.