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MMC Hoops Recruiting Class Has Yankton Feel

Published Date7\28\2013

The Mount Marty College men's basketball program announced four recruits Friday, including two with close Yankton ties.

Anthony Stransky of Denver, Colo.; Bryan Youngberg of Yankton; Shawn Druckenmiller of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Cameron Deinert of Mount Vernon will attend Mount Marty and play basketball for the Lancers.

Stransky, the grandson of Yankton High School and University of Colorado Hall of Famer Bob Stransky, averaged 14 points, five rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals for Mullen High School in Denver. The 6-0 guard shot 43 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range, and 82 percent from the line for the Mustangs.

A four-year letterwinner, Stransky was named Freshman of the Year in his first varsity season and team MVP as a senior. He helped lead the Mustangs to the Rock Canyon Winter Shootout title as well as a second-round berth in the 5A state playoffs.

The son of Robert Stransky of Littleton, Colo., he plans to major in criminal justice. He will receive an academic incentive scholarship at MMC.

Youngberg, a 6-2 guard from Yankton, averaged eight points, two rebounds and two assists this past season, his second year as a starter. His sister Hannah will be a senior on the Lancer women's basketball team this year.

The son of Bryan and Lucy Youngberg, he will major in physical education and special education at MMC.

Druckenmiller, a 6-7 center, averaged six points and seven rebounds per game at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas. A two-year letterwinner in basketball and one-year letterwinner in volleyball, he shot 65 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line as a senior.

The grandson of Peggy and William Druckenmiller of Las Vegas, he is undecided on a major.

Deinert, who will also participate in golf at MMC, averaged 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals per game this past season. The 6-0 guard shot 45 percent from the field and 60 percent from the line for the Mustangs.

Deinert, an all-Custer Battlefield Highway Conference honoree this past year, led the Mustangs to a district title this past season. He has also participated in track and baseball at Mount Vernon.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, was on the honor roll for four years, and place fifth at the Academic Festival in Chemistry his junior year. He was on the student council all four years and elected student body secretary-treasurer his senior year. Cameron was also active in his church as a CCD teacher.

The son of Terry and Darcy Deinert, he will receive an academic achievement scholarship. He plans to major in radiologic technology.

"We are pleased to add these student-athletes to our freshmen recruiting class." said Mount Marty College head men's basketball coach Jim Thorson. "Shawn is a big kid with a great upside and has the potential to help out in the post and the 3 guards, Cameron, Anthony and Bryan are good athletes and capable of providing offense as well as defend on the perimeter."

Article Courtesy of Yankton Press & Dakota.