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UND men’s b-ball lands inheritance responsibility in Bismarck’s Treysen Eaglestaff

UND men's b-ball lands inheritance responsibility in Bismarck's Treysen Eaglestaff

When the UND men’s ball instructing staff connected with Bismarck High’s Treysen Eaglestaff, the rising senior could barely handle it.

His distant uncle Bob Eaglestaff played at UND from 1974-76. He’s the explanation Treysen’s center name is Robert.

“I was going nuts,” Eaglestaff said. “Imagine a scenario in which I had the opportunity to play at UND. I’ve for a long while been itching to wear No. 44 that he wore in school.”

The fantasy turned into a reality Saturday when Treysen resolved to play school ball for the Fighting Hawks. He reported his choice on Twitter on Monday.

Eaglestaff was the second-driving scorer in the Western Dakota Association last season and acquired first group all-state praises. He arrived at the midpoint of 23.0 focuses per game. Eaglestaff broke Bismarck High’s kid single season scoring record as a lesser.

“I’ve for the longest time been itching to go (to UND),” Treysen said, “in light of the fact that it’s a Division I school and my mother wouldn’t need to pay for my school.”

Weave Eaglestaff, who was drafted into the UND Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004, was known for his passing, bouncing back and guard at UND. During his secondary school days at Fort Yates, N.D., he set a state secondary school scoring record of 69 focuses in one game.

He passed on in 1996 of an evident respiratory failure in Oregon subsequent to moving in a Native American meeting. The Dupree, S.D., local was 43.

At the hour of his demise, Bob was head of American Indian Heritage High School in Seattle. He really started his school vocation at BYU yet chose to move to UND, partially, to join his secondary school partner Fred Lukens – the granddad of previous UND football skipper Hunter Pinke.

Treysen experienced childhood in Mohall, N.D., prior to moving to Bismarck in 5th grade when his mother accepted a position at the University of Mary.

He began acquiring school b-ball interest this previous season, getting a proposal from Abilene Christian.

“I’m really energized,” Treysen said of his UND responsibility. “I can hardly wait.”

The 6-foot-5 Treysen, who likewise plays baseball for the Demons, says he’s both a point gatekeeper and shooting monitor.

“Mostly a shooter,” he said.

Eaglestaff likewise drove the WDA in takes with 2.7 per game and was fifth in hindered shots with 0.7 per game. He drove the Demons with 6.3 bounce back per game.

Eaglestaff is UND’s first responsibility of the 2022 enlisting class.

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