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Published February 05, 2013, 06:17 PM

Red River's Jacob Benson Commits to St. Cloud State

Grand Forks Red River junior forward Jacob Benson has committed to St. Cloud State.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

It was announced Tuesday that Red River's Jacob Benson has committed to St. Cloud State. The junior forward leads the East Region with 44 points through 19 games. Benson considered UND and Mankato but chose SCSU.

Benson, "Their coaching staff's been awesome with us with the family. The new rink is going to be cool and it's somewhat close to home which also helps. Mainly the coaching staff has been awesome with me."

"He's working hard, he's a good player, he's talented and he deserves whatever he can get, so I'm happy for him. It's fun to see kids that you've coached, kids that you know go on and excel and go on to that higher level," added Red River head coach Bill Chase.