UND has received a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-2 power forward from Duluth.
Trevor Olson, who played at Duluth East and is now with Sioux City in the USHL, is expected to come to UND in the fall of 2014.
In his first season in the USHL, Olson tallied 16 points in 31 games for Green Bay before Sioux City coach Brett Larson (of Duluth) traded for him. Since joining Sioux City, Olson has 30 points in 30 games.
“He’s a big power forward,” Larson said. “He brings a physical element to the game, but he can also make plays. He’s kind of like a pro-style power forward.”
Larson said that most schools didn’t start recruiting Olson until this year as he sustained an injury during his senior year of high school.
“He was recruited by the top schools in the country,” Larson said. “So, North Dakota did a good job.”
Olson said he chose UND over Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State and UMass-Lowell.