Fordham graduate transfer Christian Sengfelder has signed with Boise State, the school announced Friday. A source confirmed with the Idaho Statesman on Thursday that Sengfelder had committed to sign with the Broncos. His commitment was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Sengfelder, a 6-foot-7 forward who graduated from Fordham in three years, will be immediately eligible for his senior season. The Germany native averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Fordham in 2016-17. Sengfelder took an official visit to Boise State on April 7 and will be the second German-born player on the roster, joining Robin Jorch.
“I chose Boise because I believe that I can make the next step here as a basketball player,” Sengfelder told the Idaho Statesman. “It was important to play for a championship and NCAA Tournament bid, but also develop as a player, and I can see both happening here.”
Fordham went 13-19 in 2016-17 while Boise State went 20-12 and reached the second round of the NIT.
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The Broncos’ addition of Sengfelder could help offset the loss of forward Nick Duncan. Duncan graduated as the Broncos’ 14th leading scorer (1,141 points) and became the fourth player in school history to hit 250 3-pointers in his career. In three seasons at Fordham, Sengfelder averaged 11.4 points per game and shot 35 percent from behind the 3-point line.
“The way I see myself is that I will come in with ... some experience, as I have been a starter at an A10 (Atlantic 10 Conference) school,” Sengfelder said. “I want to have responsibility, and want to help Boise State go to the NCAA Tournament.”
With Sengfelder’s signing, Boise State has two scholarships remaining, as CSI’s Casdon Jardine signed with the Broncos in the fall. The spring signing period began Wednesday and runs through May 17.