Basketball Gains Commitment From Cassoutt

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Basketball Gains Commitment From Cassoutt

(Monday, March 3; Sioux Center, Iowa) Graham Cassoutt, a graduate of Papillion La Vista South High School (Nebraska), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

“Graham is a skilled big man that has made a lot of 3’s in his career.  He has been part of a winning high school team, has been well coached, and we look forward to his growth as a player, person, and in the classroom,” said Dordt basketball coach Brian Van Haaften.

Cassoutt averaged 12.6 points per game, five rebounds and 1.4 assists per game and is listed as a 6-7 forward. Cassoutt is a two-time Omaha World Herald All-State and All-Metro honorable mention selection and was also earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star. He was also a two-time academic all-state honors.

“The academics are really good at Dordt and being able to play basketball at the same time I was earning a degree sounded really nice to me,” said Cassoutt.

Graham is the son of Derek and Jackie Cassoutt and he plans to study Mechanical Engineering.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.