FIELD TWP— Record-setting North Woods point guard Cade Goggleye ended speculation this week as to his intentions to pursue his basketball career at the collegiate level. This past weekend, Goggleye …
FIELD TWP— Record-setting North Woods point guard Cade Goggleye ended speculation this week as to his intentions to pursue his basketball career at the collegiate level. This past weekend, Goggleye announced on Twitter that he was committing to the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.
“When I visited there it seemed like the right place,” Goggleye said on Tuesday over the lunch hour. “I’m getting ready for life. If basketball goes somewhere, that will be good, but I still need to prepare for life.”
The university has offered Goggleye $12,000 in scholarship money to take his career there.
Goggleye will join 2018 North Woods graduate and teammate Tate Olson, who also plays basketball for the Jamestown Jimmies. The Jimmies, who compete in the Great Plains Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) had a 29-6 record this year and last won their conference in 2014.
Goggleye leaves North Woods holding the record for the most career points, at just over 2,100. He has also led the team to three consecutive state tournament finals in Minneapolis.
Goggleye said he is still uncertain about the direction of his academic pursuits, but is looking forward to being on his own.
“This will be a new experience,” he said. “My coaches here have been great but learning from new people will be good.”
Goggleye said he considered attending St. Scholastica in Duluth along with Concordia-Moorhead and Valley City State and Mayville State in North Dakota before deciding on Jamestown.
An official signing ceremony was planned for the second half of the week, but as the Timberjay went to press, the plans had not been finalized.