WATCH: Waddles excited to return to North Dakota roots, Bison women sign Graham in WDAY's 10 PM sports

Lance Waddles signed with the NDSU men on Wednesday.

Lance Waddles signed with North Dakota State men's basketball.
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FARGO — Lance Waddles' 1,146 mile journey to Fargo will be plenty worth it.

The most recent signee for North Dakota State men's basketball knows plenty about North Dakota. Waddles was born in Bismarck, and has family who still live in the state.

His family moved to Louisiana when he was a young child, but when Bison head coach David Richman offered him a scholarship, he made up his mind quickly.

"Coach Richman finally pulled the trigger, and that's really where I wanted to come, come back home," Waddles said. "Finally get to be around my family a lot more, because I'm separated from them when I'm down here most of the time."

Waddles averaged 20 points and five rebounds a game as a senior at Evangelical Christian Academy.


Jory Collins and the NDSU women also got some much needed signing news, with Abby Graham signing a letter of intent. The Portland native committed to the Bison verbally in February.

See those stories and more in WDAY's 10 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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