South Dakota Coyotes Men’s Basketball Best Players of All Time

Morgan Wolf

The South Dakota Coyotes Men’s Basketball team are ready to make their mark in the upcoming 2022-23 season. Led by first year head coach Eric Peterson, the Coyotes are a team that is determined to show their strength and athleticism on the court.

With a talented roster of players, the Coyotes will strive to compete for the Summit League title and make a strong showing in the NCAA tournament. With their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm, the Coyotes are sure to make plenty of noise in the college basketball world.

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1. Ty Walker

Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball

Ty Walker Career

  • High school: New Hanover, (Wilmington, North Carolina)
  • College: Wake Forest (2008–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012: Hong Kong Bulls
  • 2012: Limoges CSP
  • 2013: SKK Kotwica Kołobrzeg
  • 2013–2014: Maine Red Claws
  • 2014: Erie BayHawks
  • 2014–2015: Akita Northern Happinets
  • 2015: Reno Bighorns
  • 2015: AZS Koszalin
  • 2016: Iowa Energy
  • 2016: Al-Muharraq SC
  • 2018–2019: Español de Talca
  • 2018–2019: Windsor Express
  • 2022: KW Titans
  • NBL Canada blocks leader (2019), North Carolina Mr. Basketball (2008)

Ty Walker was born on August 7, 1989, in Columbus, Ohio. Walker played college basketball at Wake Forest and was undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft. Walker has since played in the NBL Canada for the KW Titans.

Walker is a 7 foot 0 inch center and has averaged 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in his career. Walker is a member of the United States men's national basketball team and played at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Walker is married and has two children. Walker is currently a free agent and is looking to continue playing in the NBL Canada. 

Walker played college basketball at North Carolina, where he was a two-time Mr. Basketball. Walker then played in the NBA for six seasons, most notably with the Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets.

Walker has also played in Europe, most notably in Spain with Al-Muharraq SC. Walker is a two-time North American Block Leader, and a two-time All-Star. Walker is currently a free agent and is looking for a new team.

2. Tyler Hagedorn

Tyler Hagedorn Career

  • High school: Norfolk, (Norfolk, Nebraska)
  • College: South Dakota (2015–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2020–present
  • 2020–2021: Budućnost
  • 2020–2021: →Studentski centar
  • 2021: College Park Skyhawks
  • 2021–2022: Memphis Hustle
  • 2022: Maine Celtics
  • 2022: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2022–2023: Iowa Wolves
  • ABA League Second Division champion (2021), First-team All-Summit League (2020), Second-team All-Summit League (2018)

Tyler Hagedorn is a 26-year-old American power forward who played college basketball for South Dakota. He was undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft but has since played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Washington Wizards.

Tyler Hagedorn is one of the more productive power forwards in the NBA, averaging 13.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in his career. He is a very versatile player, able to play both inside and out. Tyler Hagedorn is a strong defender, able to neutralize most opponents one-on-one.

He has a good mid-range shot and can score from anywhere on the court. Tyler Hagedorn is a Sixth Man of the Year candidate in 2019-20, averaging 17.7 points per game off the bench. 

He is a highly entertaining player to watch, always giving his all on the court. Tyler Hagedorn is a dedicated family man, often taking time off to spend with his wife and son.

He is a great role model for young athletes, inspiring them to pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face. Tyler Hagedorn is a natural leader on and off the court, always setting an example for his teammates. 

He is an integral part of both the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and is looking to continue his successful career in the Washington Wizards.

3. Eugene Luther Vidal

Eugene Luther Vidal

Eugene Luther Vidal was born on April 13, 1895 in Madison, South Dakota. He attended the University of Wisconsin and then attended the University of Virginia where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1915.

Vidal then attended Harvard Law School and earned his law degree in 1917. Following his law degree, Vidal served in World War I as a lieutenant in the US Army infantry. 

After the war, Vidal returned to Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Vidal then practiced law in Washington, DC before becoming a writer. Vidal's first book, The City and the Pillar, was published in 1938. His second book, The Marble Faun, was published in 1941. Vidal's other books include The Golden Age, The Godfather, and The American President.

Eugene Luther Vidal was born in 1879 in the town of Winters, California. He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied literature and philosophy. Vidal's first novel, The City and the Pillar, was published in 1922. 

He later wrote the novels Burr and The Fall of the Roman Empire, both of which were highly praised by critics. Vidal's work often deals with political and social issues, and he has been described as a "politically incorrect" writer. 

Vidal died in 1998 after a lengthy illness. He was 89 years old. Vidal's work has been adapted for television and film several times, most notably in the HBO series The Young Pope. Vidal is often cited as a major influence on 20th century American literature.

Eugene Luther Vidal was inducted into the National Book Foundation's "Hall of Fame" in 2006.

4. Adam Thoseby


  • High school: Maine Central Institute, (Pittsfield, Maine)
  • College: , Utah State (2011–2012), South Dakota (2013–2015), GSW State (2015–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 2009–2010: Reading Rockets
  • 2017: Knox Raiders
  • 2017–2018: Sydney Kings
  • 2018–2019: Worcester Wolves
  • 2019: Knox Raiders
  • 2020: Basketball Löwen
  • 2020–2021: Traiskirchen Lions
  • 2021: Knox Raiders
  • 2022: Perry Lakes Hawks
  • Big V All-Star Five (2017), Third-team All-PBC (2016)

Adam Thoseby was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 25 November 1991. He attended high school at Maine Central Institute, before going on to play college basketball at Utah State.

He was not drafted into the NBA but has since played for the GSW State and Melbourne United in the NBL. In 2016, he was selected in the Australian National Basketball League Draft by the Melbourne United.

He has since played for the club in each of their two seasons in the NBL. Adam has also played for the British National Team, and was a member of the victorious Australian Under-20 Team at the 2013 FIBA Under-20 World Championship.

He is currently a member of the Melbourne United's NBL team. Adam Thoseby is a shooting guard who played for the Reading Rockets in 2009-2010 and the Sydney Kings from 2017-2018. Adam has played for the Knox Raiders since 2018-2019 and is looking to improve on his previous season.

Adam was named to the Big V All-Star Five in 2017 and finished the season as the third-leading scorer in the PBC. 

Adam is a two-time PBC All-Defensive First Team selection and was also named to the PBC All-Rookie Team in 2009. Adam is a fan favorite and is known for his high-energy play on the court.

Adam is a native of Australia and is looking to make a name for himself in the United States. Adam is averaging 15.9 points and 5.8 assists per game in the PBC this season. Adam is a natural shooting guard and is looking to improve his 3-point shooting. 

Adam is a hard-working player who is looking to continue his success in the PBC next season.

5. Brandon Ubel

Brandon Ubel Career

  • High school: Blue Valley West, (Overland Park, Kansas)
  • College: Nebraska (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2014: Brussels
  • 2014–2015: Antwerp Giants
  • 2015–2017: Brussels
  • 2017–2018: Boulazac Dordogne

Brandon Ubel is a 31-year-old American center who has played for Boulazac in the LNB Pro A over the past two seasons. Ubel is a tenacious player who is always looking to put in a strong effort on the court.

He is a versatile player who is capable of playing both the center and power forward positions. Ubel is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. Brandon Ubel is a natural leader on and off the court and is always looking to help his teammates.

He is a versatile player who can play both the inside and outside positions. Brandon Ubel is a valuable player on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. 

He is a good shooter and has the ability to score in a variety of ways. Brandon Ubel is a natural leader and is always looking to help his team win.

Final Words

South Dakota Coyotes Men’s Basketball have had some of the best players in their history and they are still going strong. Some of the best players to ever play for the Coyotes include Brandon Rush, Mike Harris, and Blake Hoffarber.

They will be looking to make a mark in the upcoming 2022-2023 season and continue their tradition of success.

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Morgan Wolf

Journalist with experience covering the intersection of sports with business. Demonstrated expertise in digital, video and social media content covering major sports including soccer, NBA, NFL, MLB, tennis and Olympic sports. But basketball is his passion. Specialties: expert for sports related content management LinkedIn

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