On Sunday, Mason Muller made his verbal commitment to Minnesota State University and head coach Matt Margenthaler. Muller is a 6’8” senior forward at PORTA High School and played with the Illinois Irish. 

Muller picked Minnesota State over his other scholarship offers from Minnesota-Duluth, Missouri Southern State, and St. Cloud State. As well he had interest from a number of division one and two programs, including Appalachian State, Dartmouth, Davidson, Emporia State, McKendree, Northwest Missouri, Southern Indiana, among others. 

When asked why he picked the Mavericks, Muller said “Minnesota State is a very established program with great success in the past and I really enjoyed the coaching staff as a whole.” He also mentioned that it helped that they have two former Illinois Irish players on their roster, in Ryland Holt and Landon Wolfe. 

Off the court there were a few things that Muller talked about that played a large factor in his decision. “I like the size of the school which is around 15,000. All the facilities are very nice and updated and it is a high academic school.” 

Muller also mentioned that he wanted to commit now as he felt very comfortable with the school plus so he could now fully focus on his upcoming senior year. For his senior year he is looking to be the best leader he can be and some team success. “To be conference champions is always a good goal but ultimately we want to go as far as possible into the post season. We got knocked out early these last two years and this is a huge focus of mine.”