Men’s basketball adds three for 2020-21 season


Fort Hays State men’s basketball head coach Mark Johnson announced the signing of three incoming freshmen for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Quinten Rock, Haggan Hilgendorf, and Traejon Davis will begin their collegiate careers for the Tigers this upcoming fall semester.

Rock is a 6-foot guard from Aurora, Colorado, where he attended Smoky Hill High School. As a senior in 2019-20, Rock averaged 20.8 points, 5.0 assists, and 1.7 steals per game at point guard. His scoring average elevated nearly seven points per game higher as a senior, though he produced a high-school best 7.3 assists per game in 2018-19 to help teammate Kenny Foster, who averaged 27 points per game, to Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year honors. In four years at Smoky Hill, Rock accumulated 1,336 points, 446 assists, and 137 steals, while claiming all-state honors in Class 5A. He was a Sentinel Colorado All-Aurora First Team selection as a senior.

Hilgendorf is a 6-foot, 9-inch forward from Hastings, Nebraska, where he attended Hastings High School as a senior. The three years prior, he attended Adams Central High School on the outskirts of Hastings. In his one year at Hastings High School, Hilgendorf averaged 13.5 points per game, earned a Class B all-state honorable mention selection, and helped Hastings to its first appearance in the state tournament since 2004. As a junior at Adams Central High School, he averaged 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, helping the team to the Nebraska Class C-1 State Tournament. He was the Tribland Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Hastings Tribune and named to The Grand Island Independent All-Heartland Super Squad, while receiving All-State First Team honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as a junior.

Davis is a 6-foot, 5-inch guard from Oklahoma City. Davis played for Hoops for Christ, a team comprised of homeschool athletes from the Oklahoma City area, which competed against both homeschool and public/private high schools. Davis had a tremendous four years with HFC, averaging 20.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in his 140-game prep career with total of 2,880 points and 1,300 rebounds. He averaged at least 19.5 points per game in all four years of high school. Davis compiled a big list of accolades from the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships organization. As a freshman, Davis was an NCHC All-America Second Team selection, while earning the National Freshman Offensive Player of the Year award. As a junior in 2018-19, he was a member of the National All-Junior Team while averaging 22.7 points per game, his highest single-season average as a prep athlete, while adding 9.9 rebounds per game. Davis nearly averaged a double-double as both a sophomore and junior, pulling down 9.9 rebounds per game each year. As a senior, Davis averaged 20.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, netting NCHC all-region honors, though national accolades were not available.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown Previous School
Quinten Rock G 6-0 165 Fr. Aurora, Colo. Smoky Hill HS
Haggan Hilgendorf F 6-9 195 Fr. Hastings, Neb. Hastings HS
Traejon Davis G 6-5 200 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla. Hoops for Christ

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