York senior Brady Danielson was a key figure in both of the Dukes' recent state championships. On Wednesday, Danielson committed to Division II national runner-up Northern State to play basketball.
"Something just felt right about their (Northern State) campus and coaches," Danielson said. "It just hit me in the heart. They (Northern State) have a lot of good kids coming in and have a good chance of being successful in the future."
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard was also the team's leading scorer with 16.2 points per game. He averaged 23 points in three state tournament games, including a 25-point, seven-rebound performance in the Class B championship.
Danielson played both wide receiver and defensive back for the title-winning football team in 2017. He made The World-Herald's All-Class B team for his performance this season.
Danielson chose Northern State over offers from UNK, Chadron State and Northwest Missouri State. He has visited UNK numerous times and is familiar with the Lopers because his brother, Ty Danielson, was a senior on the team last season.
"It was down to Northern State and Kearney," Danielson said.
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