National Signing Day 2015 The University of Sioux Falls signed two from Iowa, one from Minnesota, and Sioux Falls Roosevelt forward Tristan Teichmeier. Head Coach Chris Johnson talked about his signings yesterday after receiving all four letters of intent. “We…
National Signing Day 2015
The University of Sioux Falls signed two from Iowa, one from Minnesota, and Sioux Falls Roosevelt forward Tristan Teichmeier. Head Coach Chris Johnson talked about his signings yesterday after receiving all four letters of intent.
“We are pleased to announce that these four talented young men will be joining our program,” said Johnson. “They are well-coached and from outstanding high school programs. We are looking forward to seeing what these guys can do in a Cougar uniform. They are not only talented basketball players but excel in the classroom and in the community.”
Tristan is listed at 6-foot-6 and 192 pounds. Austin Slater (a 6-8, 225-pound power forward from Andover, Minnesota and Wayzata high school) Devin Green, a 6-7, 225-pound forward from Cascade, Iowa, and David Wedewer, a 6-0, 165-pound point guard from Dubuque, Iowa. Slater is a top 20 talent in Minnesota while Green is a top 20 talent in Iowa.
The USF press release included the following about Teichmeier:
Teichmeier averaged nearly a double-double per game as a junior at Sioux Falls Roosevelt H.S.. He put up 10.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game for the Rough Riders which finished 13-11 in 2014-15.
During the season, he had games of 22 points and 10 rebounds against Sioux City West, 15 points and 20 rebounds against Patrick Henry Minneapolis and 15 points and 18 rebounds against Marshall.
Teichmeier, who was selected to the All City team and was also named Honorable Mention Metro Athletic Conference, played for the Dakota Schoolers AAU program for three years. For the 2015 AAU season, Prep Hoops Dakotas selected him to the First Team for North Dakota and South Dakota combined.
At Roosevelt H.S., he is a member of the National Honor Society; and Honor Roll. Selected for American Legion Boys State, Teichmeier participates in DECA; SALSA; Link Crew; Cancer Awareness Club; and FCA. The son of Cory and Grace Teichmeier, he has a brother Luis Mejia. At USF, he plans to major in physical therapy.
October 29th Update
Tristan Teichmeier is a young man that definitely falls in the category as “summer stock raiser”. The way he played for Dakota Schoolers Daly not only helped make them the number one 17U team in the PHD area, but he also made an impression on several college programs.
Tristan picked up offers from Dakota Wesleyan, Mount Marty, Morningside, and Dakota State, had several D3 programs following him, he was asked to walk on at Augustana, and he earned offers from Minnesota-Crookston and Sioux Falls. In the end it was USF that Tristan liked best.
“There are lots of things about USF that I liked,” Teichmeier explained. “Being that it's in Sioux Falls is something that I loved. Being close to family and friends, as well as being in a big city is everything that I could ask for.
“I know lots of people that already go to USF, and some that are going this next year, so that was a benefit too. The coaching staff and players are great. I know that they will push me to become a better player and want to win just as much as I do.
“The NSIC is a great conference, and to say that I am apart of it is an amazing feeling. Overall I just feel like USF will be the perfect fit for me, and you can't imagine how excited I am to be a Cougar.”
USF is a program that is dedicated to improvement in all ways. Last season was a rebuilding year but Tristan feels the program is on the rise.
“It's definitely heading up! USF is supposed to be a solid team this year, but next year they only lose one senior and are going to be pretty deep. We are bringing in three guys including myself for the 2016 class who all have experience against good competition in AAU ball, and we are looking to make an impact in anyway we can.
“The whole program is motivated to become one of the top teams in the conference.”
USF already added Devin Green from Iowa (9th ranked prospect in the state) and Austin Slater from Minnesota (16th ranked prospect in the Land of 10,000 Lakes). Now they have added the 6th ranked prospect in South Dakota.
October 16th Update
Tristan Teichmeier is one of the few players in the PHD area that you would classify as “a top stock raiser”. The Sioux Falls Roosevelt forward built up an offer list to include Sioux Falls, Minnesota Crookston, Morningside, Dakota State, and others.
“The visits have gone really well,” Tristan told PHD. “I've done so many throughout the summer till now, and it has really helped me get to know each and every college. I've visited Division twos, threes, and NAIA's and each one has given me a different aspect on my college career which has been great.
Those colleges have also traveled to see Tristan and there have been many that came through Roosevelt to see and talk with him.
“The colleges that have came to my school have been University of Sioux Falls, Dakota State, and Mt Marty. Also St Thomas, Nebraska Wesleyan, Black Hills State and Concordia Moorhead came to Sioux Falls to meet with me.”
Roosevelt is hoping to have a better winter and with a talented and experienced frontcourt they should allow they have lost one player to injury.
“I’m really excited for the season,” said Tristan. “People are underestimating us, which is great for us. We need to make sure we stay healthy is a big thing for us. Having already lost a senior to an acl injury, we know that our health is going to have to be maintained.”
August 21st Update
Schoolers Daly had a team full of guys playing several roles contributing to their 19 win season which was the highest total at the 17U level in the Dakotas. One of those such players was 6-foot-6 Tristan Teichmeier who was leaned on for scoring and rebounding every night.
“I loved all of my past teams and coaches, but I have to say that this summer of (Grassroots) ball was definitely my favorite,” Tristan explained.
“I think I developed my game to a new level and it was great meeting a bunch of new people and players. Finishing out the summer as the number one team in the Dakotas was a major achievement for me and my teammates.”
The Daly squad won two of three against Schoolers Mueller which propelled them to the top spot and they earned every victory with fantastic team play.
“We all clicked really well and it helped having one of the best coaches too. This summer I got to play against a lot of different competition which allowed me to improve my game in many areas. My ball handling and my shooting improved the most in my opinion, and those improvements will help me coming into school ball this year.
“Making the All Dakotas 1st team was a big honor too. I worked hard throughout the whole summer and I was really proud to see I made the team.”
Sioux Falls Roosevelt is a motivated team this year after being the only team in Sioux Falls to not make the state tournament last winter.
“I’m excited for the season. We are bringing back three returning starters, and a 4th (Manny Christopher) that started half the season.
“We also have a lot of good underclassmen and juniors that are looking to step up for us too. I’m really striving for that championship ring and I know we will be a top contender.”
For Tristan December can’t come soon enough. In the meantime he will continue to work on improving his game and look at playing at the college level this fall.
“For visits, I have a few getting set up here in September and October,” Tristian said. “I do have scholarship offers from Minnesota-Crookston and Dakota State University.
“I also have Division three offers from University of St Thomas, Concordia-Moorhead, and Nebraska Wesleyan. I have interest from other NSIC/Division 2, Division 3, and NAIA schools as well.”
Things are on a roll for Tristan and he’s looking for that to continue.
May 4, 2015
Tristan Teichmeier and Schoolers Daly made big news this April with a win over fellow Dakota Schoolers 17s team, Schoolers Mueller. The Daly squad did this with outstanding ball movement and player movement off the ball that isn’t normally seen in Grassroots basketball.
The Daly squad has made headlines and caught attention but they have dropped five of nine games and have work to do the next two weekends in Omaha and Fargo (SPTS and ECI events).
“I think it has been great and it will continue to get better,” Tristan said about the 17U season in April. “We have lost a few close battles, but we have won some pretty significant ones too.
“I feel my spring summer (season) has gone about as perfect as I could’ve wanted,” Tristan said. “I'm competing at a high level, and I'm showing everyone that I am a real threat.”
Tristan has worked hard to become a more versatile player and that is showing so far in his play.
“What I am mainly working on is my ability to play a guard position,” Tristan said. “I know I can score in the post, but I want to be able to score on the perimeter too.
“I have been working hard on improving my three-point shot which I think is coming along every day. I also have been developing my ball handling. I think once I can get that going, I will be able to make my game even stronger.”
Tristan has a long list of programs that have called or sent some sort of interest thus far.
“I am hearing from Augustana, Northern State, Colorado College, University of Chicago, Morningside, Concordia University Nebraska, Macalester College, Grinnell, Concordia College in Moorhead, Mount Marty, Nebraska Wesleyan, and USF.”
Feb 20, 2015
In his supporting role last night Tristan Teichmeier knocked down five of seven shots for 11 points as Roosevelt dropped a game to Washington by a single point.
It was less than a week ago that Teichmeier had a double-double against O’Gorman and there was the 20 point second half he had to open 2015 against West.
The Rough Riders are coming off a state title season and while they’ve had some excellent nights, the 11-8 record is a bit less than they were hoping. But Roosevelt has played a difficult schedule and a lot of new names have stepped forward.
“I feel we have really made a name for ourselves this season,” Tristan said. “We have beat some solid teams and continue to get better.
“To accomplish our goals we need to continue to emphasize team basketball and get everyone involved. I feel like we have stepped up recently and need to keep doing it to reach our goals for the rest of the season and for playoffs.”
As far as his own game, Teichmeier is proud of the way he’s played in 2014-15.
“Personally, my game has progressed a lot. I have always had a passion for rebounding and I think I've gotten better through the season.
“I also think my ability to score has improved and I have turned into a real threat on the offensive end.”
Tristan is a 6-foot-5 forward. The rebounding is where the “Power” forward part comes but the improved ability to score in several ways has allowed him to play away from the rim more as well.
College programs have taken notice.
“The colleges most interested have been Augustana, Northern State, Grinnell, and Colorado College,” said Techmeier. “And a couple NAIA schools as well, the NAIA schools are Morningside and Concordia (Nebraska).”
Tristan said he plans on competing with the Dakota Schoolers once again this off-season.