|Hometown:||Chino Hills, CA|
|High School:||Ayala HS|
Chris Minardo will try to stay healthy and make a contribution to the Titans' 2006-07 campaign... Sat out last season after recurring wrist injuries... He is a very skilled, late-blooming athlete with an intriguing three seasons of eligibility remaining... Good shooter with perimeter skills yet aggressive at both ends of the floor... Plays with reckless abandon unusual for such a slim body... Looks to take the charge... Originally hurt his left (non-shooting) wrist in the final game of his freshman season at Citrus and reinjured it on more than one occasion last year.
CITRUS COLLEGE: Grayshirted in 2003-04 and played only his true freshman 2004-05 season at Citrus College in Azusa for Coach Jim Hyneman... Averaged 18.2 points and 7.6 rebounds and earned honorable mention All-Western State Conference South Division honors... Made the Dean's List and was among the top 100 students in school.
AYALA HIGH SCHOOL: Played only one varsity season (2002-03) at Ayala High School in Chino Hills for Coach Bill Erbst... Averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds at a small forward position... Made the Honor Roll... Played in the Inland Empire Basketball Program Summer All-Star Game.
PERSONAL: Born on Apr. 16, 1985, in Fullerton... Parents are Michael and Shelley Minardo of Chino Hills... Has a younger sister, Kelli... Business major who hopes to become a stock broker... Chose Cal State Fullerton because of the coaching staff and campus location... Most memorable sports thrill was committing to CSF... Also considered Wichita State and Saint Mary's... Credits his father with biggest influence on his career "because he's the most dedicated and brought the best out of me and never gave up on me and my dream."