The South Dakota State Jackrabbit Men's Basketball program will have a ton of new faces both on the roster and in the starting lineup next season.

Charlie Easley, Matt Mims, and Luke Appel are all moving on via graduation, and Will Kyle III and Zeke Mayo have opted to transfer.

Mayo has quickly found a new home for his future in College Basketball.

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Per the Topeka Capital-Journal, Mayo is heading closer to home to join the Kansas Jayhawks:

Zeke Mayo, a Lawrence native, announced in a post on X — the social media platform formerly known as Twitter — that he’d be joining the Jayhawks.

 

While he was at South Dakota State, he started 87 of his 102 appearances and averaged 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

It's big news for the future career of the Jackrabbit sharpshooter, and also perhaps even bigger news for the Jayhawks.

Mayo is an amazing player, and we had the privilege of watching him in person for three years right here in South Dakota.

It's tough to see players transfer out of an area program, but Mayo's move closer to home has Jackrabbit and basketball fans near and far anxious to see what's ahead down in Lawrence for the reigning Summit League player of the year.

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal via Yahoo

5 Words That'll Help You Sound Like a South Dakotan

Each and every state has its own way of saying certain words, and South Dakota is no different.

We South Dakotans have our own unique way of saying certain words which sometimes leaves outsiders scratching their heads.

Here's a list of five words, and how to use them, to help you blend in.

Gallery Credit: Andy Gott

35 Movies That Take Place in South Dakota

When it comes to South Dakota and Hollywood, we've seen our fair share of films that have used our state as the backdrop for a number of productions over the years. They may not have always filmed here, but movie folk love to set stories here.

We're all familiar with the blockbusters like 1990's Dances With Wolves, 1959's North By Northwest, and more recently, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But our state's life on the big screen goes back nearly 100 years.

According to IMDb, it all started with Courtin' Wildcats, a 1929 film which, like so many of the 29 films on this list, is a Western set in the time before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

Gallery Credit: Jeff Harkness/B1027.com

 

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