INMAN— Payton Froese has announced on Saturday via Twitter that he will continue his basketball career at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Nebraska Wesleyan is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, just 10 minutes away from the University of Nebraska and about three hours apart from Inman. After the top tier Division-III basketball program showed the most interest in the senior point guard, Froese knew this was the right school for him and is looking forward to joining the Prairie Wolves that won a national championship last year and finished 27-2 this season.

"I chose NWU because coach (Dale) Wellman and coach (Chris) Hamilton have really spent a lot of time recruiting me and really expressed how much they wanted me, Froese said. "They have done a fantastic job at NWU of building a championship culture, where they are all about winning, and that’s a really big deal for me because I don’t like to lose in anything I do. NWU is a great school for not only basketball but my education as well, and I’m very excited to get on campus and get to work."

Froese had a strong senior year as he averaged 17.6 points a game, six assists and four rebounds. He helped lead the Teutons to a 22-3 season and a third-place finish at the Class 2A State Tournament.

Froese will sorely be missed as he leaves a legacy as a Teuton, being coached under his dad Brett Froese. He along with his teammate, Mason Thiessen, not only reached 1,000 career points but also received All-State honors after the season ended.

Froese plans on majoring in business administration.

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