Kamden Wingert, a recent DV graduate, has committed to attend Briar Cliff University and play basketball. He will major in Accounting.

Wingert had considered Midland, where his sister, Peyton, plays or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just for academics.

“It has a good accounting program and it’s close to home,” Wingert commented on his decision. “My grandpa, dad and mom all went there too so that played a factor a little bit.

“I’ll work on getting stronger, quicker and faster to play at the college level,” Wingert said. “Getting a lot of shots up and working on my jump shot is something I’ll work on a ton this summer. I’m just going to try to improve my whole game before basketball starts.”

“Kam has had a great season,” said DV head basketball coach Jason Kleis in the Times’ 2020State Basketball Salute. “Not only is he playing out of position a bit, guarding post players etc., he has embraced it and been great at it. He is a quiet leader, and does countless things for our team that people don’t see. There will be a huge hole to fill next year to replace him.”

His senior year stats were: 119 points – averaging 5.2 points per game, 80 rebounds – 35 offensive and 45 defensive, 24 steals, 39 assists and 7 charges.