2018 in-state SF close to an offer from NDSU

North Dakota State is close to offering 2018 Williston (N.D.) small forward De'Sean Allen-Eikins and they'd become the second college from North Dakota to do so. The BisonReport spoke with the to-be sophomore about his recruiting.

"The University of North Dakota has offered, plus I heard North Dakota State did as well," De'Sean Allen-Eikens said to the BisonReport. "I haven't heard from the coaches there directly about an offer, so I don't believe they have yet. My AAU coaches tell me they haven't, but everyone on Twitter has been saying they did, which is odd. Other schools showing interest are Stanford, Colorado, South Dakota, Utah and San Diego State, so it's been good early on."

The in-state 2018 small forward does a have an unofficial visit to Fargo planned though.

"I'm supposed to take an unofficial visit there on the 12th of September though," Allen-Eikens explained. "An assistant coach from NDSU has been talking with my AAU coach and they're the ones that set things up. I've never been on campus at NDSU, so I'm looking forward to it."

Allen-Eikens was happy with the way AAU basketball went this summer.

"It was pretty well I thought as I played a grade up and developed my skills more in my pursuit to be able to play the 1 or 2 at a high level. I was happy with that. I really worked on improving my basketball IQ and dribbling. Now, I need to be able to shoot more consistently off the dribble as I get faster and mature more. I think where I excel right now is in transition and my ability to be an all-around player and affect the games in a lot of different ways. If I'm not hitting jump shots, I'll take you to the basket. If I'm not hitting for myself, I'll create for others. If not, I can grab boards and play defense. I want to get to a point where I can do whatever I want at times in order to win games."

One school out west has caught the elite 2018 small forward's attention early on.

"If I had to choose one that stands out, I like San Diego State and what they run as that's what I like to do. What I'm looking for in colleges is the fit in their system, plus can the college and I compliment one another. Also if they coincide with my academic interests as well."

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