Wednesday was a key day for the future of Northern State University men’s basketball program. Not only did they receive one commitment but received two on the day, both from the state of Wisconsin. The first commitment came from guard Cael McGee of Stoughton High School. A few hours later, 6’4” small forward Carter Lancaster of Darlington High School also announced his commitment and joined him in the Wolves 2021 recruitment class. 

In addition to his offer from Northern State, McGee also held one from Winona State. Both schools offered him in the last couple of weeks. During his senior season, the guard averaged 20.3 points per game on his way to honorable mention all-state honors by the WBCA. The guard played with the Wisconsin RAP program. 

Lancaster picked the Wolves over his other offers from Grand View University and Upper Iowa, plus a preferred walk-on spot offer from Western Illinois. He also had interest from Bemidji State, Michigan Tech, Minot State, Saint Leo, among others. Northern State was the first school to offer him last summer in July. This past season he averaged 19 points and 8.1 rebounds per game to earn all-state honors by the WBCA. Lancaster played with the Wisconsin Swing. 

The duo joins wing Trey Longstreet and forward Jackson Moni in Northern State’s 2021 recruitment class. 

Northern State is a division two program that is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. They are a premier program that has advanced to four straight NCAA Tournaments. In 2018, they advanced all the way to the championship game in the NCAA Tournament.