WATCH: Harden-Hayes ready to do more at Kansas City, Nhial chooses Northern State in WDAY's 6 PM sports

The Moorhead native announced his intentions to transfer from NDSU in March.

North Dakota State's Maleeck Harden-Hayes reaches a rebound against Concordia during their basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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FARGO — Maleeck Harden-Hayes is sure there will be some weird feelings seeing North Dakota State on the opposite side of the floor.

The Moorhead native publicly addressed his transfer to Kansas City for the first time on Wednesday on Hot Mic with Dom Izzo. After his third season with the Bison finished, Harden-Hayes met with NDSU head coach Dave Richman and told him about his decision to make a move.

The focus was on a better fit for his skills on the floor.

"A tough situation, me being a Fargo-Moorhead kid going to NDSU, hopefully having a great four year career," Harden-Hayes said. "I just think things didn't really click between me and Dave as I wanted it to. Maybe it was the system."

"I know everybody has a role. Me personally, I just felt like I could have done a little bit more out there on the court."


You can listen to Harden-Hayes' full interview here .

Sheyenne senior forward Michael Nhial waited a long time to realize his college basketball dreams. On Wednesday, the 21.9 point scorer got his chance, committing to Northern State.

See those stories in WDAY's 6 PM sports.

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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