York’s Brady Danielson follows coach from Northern State to North Dakota

York’s Brady Danielson follows coach from Northern State to North Dakota
Brady Danielson led York in scoring during his senior season with 18.7 points per game. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

York’s Brady Danielson was sure of his decision to sign to play basketball for Division II Northern State.

But that changed when Northern’s head coach of nine years, Paul Sather, accepted the same position at North Dakota in late May. Last week Danielson was granted his release from Northern State.

Now Danielson is following Sather to North Dakota. He announced his decision Tuesday.

Sather, he said, has “always been about relationships, and it’s not always about basketball. If I’m going that far away, then that means we have a good relationship.”

Danielson — a 6-foot-3, 195-pound guard who led York in scoring (18.7 points per game) this season — will head to UND without the guarantee of a scholarship his first season. He will likely be a walk-on his first year whether he redshirts or not.

“It’s not 100 percent sure what it will be,” Danielson said. “We will see where I’m at, and (Sather) will decide from there.”

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