With just under two weeks left of high school, Lakeville North’s Connor Flack disclosed his next destination on Thursday.
The 6 foot-3 forward announced via Twitter his decision to play basketball for Winona State University next year.
Excited to announce my commitment to further my education and basketball career at Winona State University #GoWarriors 🏀
— Connor Flack (@ConnorFlack5) May 14, 2015
While Flack might be one of the last to commit from his class, he wasn’t worried about when he made his decision.
“I wanted to weigh out my options and find the right place for me,” Flack said.
And he knew playing for Winona State was that right destination.
“It just seemed like a great fit,” he said. “I got to know my future teammates and the coaches a little on a visit and the town is beautiful.”
Flack also received interest from the University of Sioux Falls and the University of St. Thomas.
The decision to commit to Winona State was a difficult one for Flack. But, his road to returning to the basketball court will be even more difficult.
Flack dealt with back issues at times during the 2014-2015 season, specifically in the early parts of the season when his injury limited him in the first few games. But Flack experienced little issues with his back through the rest of the season until the injury flared up in the section championship vs. Rochester John Marshall.
The doctors told Flack that he came close to fracturing his back, which forced him to miss both the state quarterfinal against Hopkins and the state semifinal against eventual 2015 state champion Apple Valley.
Now headed off to Winona State, he hopes to overcome this back injury that hampered him.
“Time is what’s going to make my back feel better along with stretching,” Flack said.
Once he gets to the point of being able to return to the court, the Lakeville North power forward hopes to take the hardwood for the Warriors. But he knows it won’t be easy–nothing worth while ever is.
“I just think I will have to work hard this summer by getting bigger and more explosive for the next level,” Flack said.