ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The UAA Men's Basketball program continues to go after the elite Alaskan talent. The Seawolves have received a national letter of intent from Nome standout Christian Leckband, the 2011 state 3A player of the year.
Leckband, a 6-5, 185 pound forward, averaged 22.9 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Nome Nanooks as a senior, while shooting 43 percent from three-point range. He also led Nome to consecutive state title games as a sophomore and junior. He joins a UAA team that won 24 games last season and advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament.
"We think that as Christian gains strength and gains weight, and just continues to mature physically, he's going to be a really good player in our league," said UAA coach Rusty Osborne.
After spending his freshman year in high school as the Nome team videographer, Leckband went on to become a three-year starter, finishing his career with 1,056 points.