Burgum participates in State Amateur Basketball Tournament

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BISMARCK, ND - The State Amateur Tournament is going on this weekend, and Team A.D.A.P.T. of the Old Pro League added Gov. Doug Burgum (R) to their roster.

Governor Burgum is new to the Bismarck circuit, but he is an amateur basketball veteran.

"I've been playing amateur ball in North Dakota for over 30 years," he said. "And it's fun here to be playing my first time with a Bismarck team. And I'm excited, I got picked up on waivers by a team that's won the over 50 the last two years. So I'm very excited that I was able to hook-up with these guys."

The governor said he considers himself more of a playmaker than a scorer.

"Well I learned to play before there was a three-point line so my coach," he said. "We were all about defense, box outs rebounds and assists, so I consider myself a non-shooting point guard, but if I have to put-up an open three, I'll be happy to take it."

Team ADAPT will not compete for a third-straight Old Pro title, they lost 72-64 to Team O'Brien's/Budweiser. Governor Burgum did not score, but had 2 rebounds and 2 assists coming off the bench.