Gopher Freshman Miles Webb Transfers to ND JC

Six-foot-3 combo guard Miles Webb, a freshman from Brooklyn Park, Minn., has transferred from Minnesota to North Dakota School of Sciences (ND) CC. Webb played in nine games last season and averaged 1.0 points and 0.3 rebounds in 2.4 minutes of action per game as a freshman.

Miles Webb starred at Brooklyn Park (MN) Center and signed his letter of intent with the Gophers in the early signing period. He committed to the Gophers before his junior season and was a finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Basketball award.

"I fulfilled a personal goal to play for the Gophers, but now it's time for me to continue my career somewhere else," said Webb after receiving a release from his scholarship. "I would like to thank my teammates and the coaching staff for making me a better basketball player and hope they continue the success we started this season."

"In my tenure as a college coach he is the most high profile player I have ever signed," said Craig Irwin, NDSCS head coach. "The Gopher staff spoke very highly of Miles, it's a situation where he wanted some playing time now. The Gophers staff felt he was the best shooter in their program, but they have a lot of upperclassmen that are wings."

"Miles' commitment to our program is a big step in our goals of reaching the national tournament again. In return, our commitment to Miles will be to work very hard to help him land at another top notch Division I program. Miles is a good student, has a great work ethic, close support of family and shows great character on and off the court. His resume speaks for itself, and with those intangibles I feel he can be one of the top players in junior college basketball in the country," said Irwin.

The Wildcats finished last year 28-7, winning the consolation championship in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., placing seventh. The Wildcats were the Mon-Dak Conference, Region XIII and District XII Champions, going 3-1 in the national tournament and placing higher than any other team in the 90-year history of Wildcat basketball.

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