Minot State landed a commitment from Jayden Houston on Friday. Houston is a 6’3” senior guard of Davenport North High School (IA) and played with the Midwest Prospect Academy. The commitment comes after Houston received his scholarship offer from them over the summer back in August.  He is coming off a strong junior campaign in which he averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game. 

In addition to his offer from Minot State, Houston also had an offer from Wayne State College. As well, he chose the Beavers over interest from a number of colleges on a variety of levels. 

Houston gave three main reasons as to why he picked Minot State. “I chose Minot State because I love the atmosphere there. The campus is really nice and I love the coaching staff.” The Minot State coaching staff appears to have played a huge role, as Houston commented on them saying “they are great.” The Iowa connection also seemed to come into play for Houston, as he discussed Minot State head coach; Matt Murken, being from Cedar Rapids. 

The senior also mentioned “The school is a great fit for me.  I feel like I would fit in really nice there. The team is really talented. They have players from many different countries.” Houston made the commitment now as he was comfortable with the decision and “felt like the right time.” One last thing Houston said on his decision “I can’t wait to get up there and join the fam.”

Minot State is a division two program that is located in Minot, North Dakota and are a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Beavers are coming off of a 10-19 season.