Men's Basketball Adds Mortenson to the Fold

DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men's basketball head coach Bill Herrion and his staff announced Thursday that Logan Mortenson (South Jordan, Utah) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNH and will play for the Wildcat basketball program in the fall.

"We're very happy to add Logan to our program. We were looking to get a skilled, frontcourt player with this recruiting class," Herrion said. "His strengths right now as a player is he can shoot the three and he really understands the game."

Mortenson, a 6-foot-7-inch, 210-pound forward, joins the Wildcats after posting 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this past season at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. Mortenson comes from a highly-regarded prep program at St John's, where nine of ten members from last year's squad have earned Division I scholarships.

Prior to arriving at St. John's, Mortenson was a standout player at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah, where he averaged 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game over his four-year career. Mortenson, who averaged 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior, was named a McDonald's All-American Nominee and an All-State Second Team selection. Additionally, Mortenson helped his team finish third in the state as a sophomore during the 2008-09 season.   

The Wildcats add Mortenson to a recruiting class that already features Frank Okeke (DeSoto, Texas) and Chris Orozco (Tenafly, N.J.), while junior Chris Pelcher (Albany, N.Y.) will also be added to the mix next season. Pelcher, a 6-foot-10-inch, 240-pound center who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer regulations, spent two seasons at Iona College where he helped lead the Gaels to a 25-12 record, and has two years remaining of playing eligibility.

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