Boys athlete of the year

Kearney's Kanon Koster poses for a photo in May of 2018 at Kearney High School.

Kanon Koster has a found a new home to continue his college basketball and academic career. 

The former Kearney High School standout announced on Twitter Monday night that he would be transferring to South Dakota to play basketball. 

"Excited to say that I have committed to the University of South Dakota to play basketball!" Koster said in the tweet.

Koster announced on March 5 on Twitter that he would transfer from the University of Nebraska-Kearney following his freshman season. 

As a freshman for the Lopers, Koster averaged 16.5 points, 5.9 rebounds per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. Prior to his time in college, Koster was an electric athlete for the Bearcats.

The 6-foot-3 multi-sport athlete was the only athlete in the state in 2018 to earn first-team Super-State honors in football and basketball. He played quarterback and punter while leading Kearney to a 12-1 season and a Class A state runner-up finish. 

Before deciding on UNK, Koster fielded Division I college basketball scholarship offers from Furman, Maine and McNeese State. 


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