Men's Basketball


Nate  Engesser
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Nate Engesser


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Colorado Springs Christian

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190


Environmental Science


Denver Drops Heartbreaker to South Dakota State, 54-53

Pioneers finish season with 16-15 record


Denver to Battle South Dakota State on Monday Night

Winner to advance to The Summit League Tournament Championship Game


Denver Heads to The Summit League Semifinals Beating Omaha, 78-70

DU will play Monday night against No.2 seed South Dakota State


Denver Heads to Sioux Falls for The Summit League Tournament

Pioneers will play the Omaha Mavericks on Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. MT on ESPN3


Denver Upends North Dakota State on Senior Day, 70-59

Bobbitt and Byrd combine for 30 points and 13 rebounds

Appeared in 31 games, starting three... Averaged 11.1 points, 1.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game... Shot 51.8 percent from the field and 83.6 percent from the free-throw line... Tied his career-high 26 points on two occasions against Lipscomb (Nov. 15) and again against Weber State (Dec. 13)... Tied his career-high with three steals at Santa Clara (Nov. 14)... Played in his 100th career game against South Dakota (Jan. 28)... Scored in double-figures 16 times...Made five or more 3s in a game five times... Led the team in scoring seven times, assists two times and rebounds once.


Appeared in 29 games, starting 21... Averaged 10.1 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game... Shot 51.4 percent from the field and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line... Scored a career-high 26 points and knocked down a career-high seven 3-pointers at Belmont (Nov. 26)... Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds at Western Illinois (Feb. 21)... Dished out a career-high six assists agaisnt both Western Illinois (Jan. 14) and Omaha (Feb. 7)... Led the team in assists seven times, points six times and rebounds once.

Appeared in 29 games, starting against Pepperdine (Nov. 29)... Averaged 4.8 points, 1.0 assists, 0.9 rebounds and 0.2 steals per game, while compiling a 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio... Scored a career-high 19 points on a career-best five three-pointers at North Dakota State (March 1)... Dished out a career-best four assists twice... Led The Summit League during conference play in three-point percentage (.576) and was tied for 12th in three-pointers per game (1.4).

Appeared in 22 games... Named Preseason WAC Freshman of the Year... Preseason All-WAC Fourth Team... Averaged 3.4 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game... Shot 52.9 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range... Recorded a career-high 14 points and four three-pointers made at Texas Arlington (Dec. 31)... Dished out a career-high three assists against Southern Utah (Dec. 21).

Before Denver
Holds Colorado Springs Christian School’s all-time career records in scoring (1,906 career points), free throws (318), free throw percentage (86.2), field goals (676), three-pointers (236) and steals (212), as well as second in career assists (322)... Ranks fourth in Colorado high school history in career three-pointers made, seventh in field goals made, and eighth in both free throw percentage and points... Team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior... Led CSCS to a 26-1 record as a senior, averaging 23.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.9 steals per game... Earned 3A-A Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior... Voted First Team All-State by the Denver Post and MaxPreps as a junior and senior, Second Team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman... Selected to State All-Tournament Team as a senior... Named Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Selected to All-Conference First Team all four years... Colorado Springs Gazette First Team All-Area his junior season, leading CSCS to a 23-1 record... Played in “The Show,” Colorado’s high school all-star game, as a junior and senior... Fifth all-time leading scorer for the Colorado Chaos Club Basketball Team... Also played baseball, earning All-Conference honorable mention from the Denver Post his freshman season along with All-Area from the Colorado Springs Gazette in only year with the school’s baseball program.

Born April 23, 1993 in Grand Rapids, Minn... Son of Mark and Jody Engesser... Brother of Justin and Megan... Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Chose DU because he liked the relationship he built with the coaching staff, he knew he would get a quality education as well as being close to home... Hopes to be an engineer or a basketball coach following graduation... Enjoys reading and participating in fantasy football... Environmental studies major.




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