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Published April 22, 2013, 09:48 PM

Red River's Kroeplin Signs with Valley City State

On Monday, Grand Forks Red River senior Mac Kroeplin signed his letter of intent to play with Valley City State.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

From being a North Dakota Mr. Basketball finalist his senior year to winning the state championship his junior year, it’s been a standout career for Grand Forks Red River’s own Mac Kroeplin.

Mac Kroeplin, Grand Forks Red River Senior, "I wouldn't change anything about it, I liked all of it. Good family, good friends there, and a lot of relationships made."

Monday, Kroeplin started another relationship, committing to play basketball for Valley City State.

Kroeplin, "I just felt comfortable with the program and I liked the coaching staff and I liked the campus and I felt comfortable there

Number 15 has signed his name in the Red River history books going down as one of the best to play in a Roughrider jersey.

Jason Gregory, Grand Forks Red River Boys Basketball Coach, "To get a player like Mac as a freshman and to work him, he contributed all four years of basketball and to see him grow as a person and as a basketball player has just been amazing."

And from one jersey to another, VCSU is Kroeplin’s new home.

Jeff Kaminsky, Valley City State Men's Basketball Coach, "We're really excited to have Mac join our program. Obviously as a guy that has established himself as one of the better players in the state of North Dakota and really we feel will be a great fit for our program."

Kaminsky saw his team make the NAIA tournament this past spring and is hoping that the 6-2 guard can contribute right away.

Kaminsky, "We certainly have a great opportunity right now with losing five seniors and to have a guy like Mac that can come in and compete right away.”