MASON CITY – NIACC’s Bradley Andrews signed a national letter of intent Friday to play basketball next season at Truman State University, an NCAA Division II school in Kirksville, Mo.
Andrews, a 6-foot-8 inch forward from Charles City, averaged 7.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Trojans, who advanced to the NJCAA Region XI tournament semifinals. Andrews was second on the team with 47 3-point goals.
Andrews made 78 career 3-point goals, which ranks 26th on the school’s career 3-point list.
“We actually recruited him in high school,” Truman State head coach Jeff Horner said. “It’s been a long process with Covid, but we kept on him the last couple of years.
“We like his ability to shoot the ball the way he does. He’s also athletic and can get out and run and is able to finish at the rim with dunks. He’s also a really good kid and excellent student.”
Horner, the former Mason City and University of Iowa standout point guard, led Truman State to the NCAA Division II national tournament in the 2021-22 season. The Bulldogs (20-10) bowed out in the first round of that national tournament with a 73-68 loss to the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Truman State plays in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Horner, who just completed his fourth season at Truman State, says he sees Andrews fitting into the Bulldogs’ program.
“He needs to get stronger,” the coach said. “That’s the biggest area where he needs to improve.”