Titans Open Basketball Practice Friday

Oct. 10, 2006

Fullerton, Calif. - Fifteen players plus one four-year transfer redshirt will be on hand for Cal State Fullerton's first men's basketball practice of the season on Friday night (Oct. 13) at 7 p.m.

The Titans will workout again at 9 a.m. on Satuday morning and then at noon on Sunday as preparations for the 2006-07 season advance from the chalkboard and conditioning to full-team exercises.

The team's first public appearance will be Saturday, Oct. 28, at the sixth annual Blue-White Scrimmage and Barbecue. The cost is \$30 and further details will be forthcoming.

Returning starters Bobby Brown and Justin Burns and sixth-man Frank Robinson provide the bulk of the experience. Backup center Curtis Battles is the only other returning player to have worn a Titan uniform in game competition.

But the newcomers boast plenty of experience. Transfers Scott Cutley (Kent State) and Ray Reed (Georgetown) practiced all of last season with the Titans. And two other newcomers have Div. I experience --- Kent State transfer Marcus Crenshaw who attended community college in Michigan last year and College of Sequoias transfer Andrew Green, who played his freshman season at Boise State.

Also arriving from the community college level are West Valley forwards Kenneth Alexander and Marcus Morgan along with Saddleback guard Dwayne Marshall. Other redshirts returning from last year are forwards Chris Minardo and Jarrel Lake. The Titans also have two walk-on freshmen in 6-foot-10 Kevin Delange from Valencia High in Valencia and point guard Winsor Williams from St. Bernard High.

Practicing but not eligible to play until the 2007-08 season is Washington State transfer guard Josh Akognon.