Songolo verbally commits to Dragons men’s basketball team

Ngijol Songolo has verbally committed to play men’s basketball at Minnesota State Moorhead.

Songolo is a 6-4, 180-pound guard who played at the University of Illinois-Chicago, an NCAA Division I school that plays in the Horizon League.

Songolo said he can play both point guard and shooting guard. He played in five games for UIC last season, and has three years of eligibility left with the Dragons.

“I consider myself a real versatile player,” said Songolo. “My biggest strength is my defense. … I’ve always taken pride in my defense and doing whatever it takes to help my team win.”

Songolo said playing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference was one of the reasons he picked MSUM.

“I’m very familiar with the league,” Songolo said. “I know it’s one of the more competitive Division II leagues in the nation.”

Songolo went to James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wis., where he played on a state championship team.

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