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DeKalb Native Transfers to NIU

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Northern Illinois men's basketball head coach Mark Montgomery announced today the signing of Jordan Threloff to join the Huskie men's basketball program. A 6-foot-10 center from DeKalb, Threloff spent three seasons at Illinois State, redshirting during the 2010-11 season before appearing in 51 contests over the past two years.

"We are happy to have Jordan Threloff joining our program and I know that he is looking forward to coming back home," said Montgomery. "Jordan is an experienced five-man; he is a strong, physical player, a hard-nosed, space eater that gives us a different dimension than we have had in the post."

Threloff scored 148 points and pulled down 139 rebounds during his time with the Redbirds, including a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds against Norfolk State on Dec. 18, 2011. He was a 54.8 percent shooter from the field while at ISU, including 59 percent this past season. Threloff made two starts during the 2012-13 season for Illinois State.

A four-year varsity player at DeKalb High School, Threloff helped lead the Barbs to back-to-back conference titles in his final two seasons and averaged 18.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 3.2 assists as a senior. Threloff scored more than 1,500 career points and grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds in high school and was twice named the DeKalb Daily Chronicle's Player of the Year.

Threloff is NIU's fifth signee for the upcoming season joining Dontel Highsmith (Dowagiac, Mich./Dowagiac), Aaron Armstead (Chicago, Ill./Hales Franciscan/San Jose City College), Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) and Michael Orris (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee/Kansas State).

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