Eric Shulstad of Pelican Rapids, Minn., has signed a Dakota Athletic Conference letter of intent to play basketball at Jamestown College.
Shulstad, a 6-foot-6 wing, helped lead Pelican Rapids to a 33-0 record and a Minnesota Class AA state championship during his senior season. He averaged a double double, with 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.
He scored a career-high 37 points in a game against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and had a career-high 22 rebounds in a single game against Hawley.
A three-year starter, Shulstad scored 1,749 points, finishing second on the school’s all-time scoring list. He grabbed 959 rebounds, making him the school’s all-time leader. He also finished with 314 assists, ranking seventh on the school’s all-time chart. He shot 54 percent from the field during his career. He was a three-time team Defensive MVP and shot 91.5 percent from the free throw line as a senior.
He was a three-time all-conference selection, a two-time Minnesota all-state honorable mention pick and a member of the all-state tournament team last season.
During his four years on the varsity, Pelican Rapids compiled a 102-24 record. They finished third in the state tournament in 2006, finished as sub-section runners-up in 2007 and 2008 and won the state title in 2009.
"I don’t know if I even need to say anything," Jimmie men’s basketball coach Jeff Trumbauer said. "If you look at his statistics, accolades and the success of the Pelican Rapids team during Eric’s time there, you have to be impressed.
"Eric is a very skilled and complete player. He can shoot, pass and handle the ball. At key times during the state tournament he ran the point guard position for his team. He is an extremely humble and unselfish person who does all the little things necessary to win games, such as grab rebounds, dive for loose balls and play defense."