November 24, 2008

Four Community College Prospects Sign with Titans

Nov. 24, 2008

Fullerton, Calif. - Jamel McGuire of San Diego City, Jon Reed and Bryce Webster of Irvine Valley and Marvin Roberts of Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma, have signed national letters of intent to continue their men's basketball careers at Cal State Fullerton in the 2009-10 season.

McGuire is a 6-foot-5, 165-pound guard with tremendous quickness with the ball. Earlier this season he was selected Pacific Coast Conference player of the week ending Nov. 16 after averaging 24 points over three games to lead the Knights to a second-place tournament finish. His older brother, Dominic, played at Cal and Fresno State. He attended Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley.

Reed is a 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard who played his freshman season (2007-08) at Pepperdine, where he averaged 4.2 points over 31 game appearances that saw his minutes grow during the course of the season. He took 125 shots and 117 were from 3-point range, from where he hit 39 (.333). He prepped at Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes.

Webster is a 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward who is attending Irvine Valley where he played his sophomore season iin 2007-08, averaging 11.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. He played his freshman season at Minnesota, which released him from his scholarship after he averaged 1.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in about 9 minutes of playing time per game. He was the metropolitan Minneapolis high school player of the year in 2005-06 out of St. Thomas Academy, twice earning all-state honors. He averaged 21.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as a senior.

Roberts is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing player who is off to a 5-0 start at Redlands, which is coached by former Titan player Yaphett King. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Roberts had 40 points in a recent game against Eastern Oklahoma and is averaging 28 points to be among the NJCAA leaders.

"This is a very athletic group of players," said Associate Head Coach Andy Newman. "Roberts is very aggressive offensively and will electrify Titan fans for two years with his scoring ability and athleticism in the open court.

"McGuire is one of the fastest players with the ball you will see and he will be a lot of fun to watch in the open floor next season.

"Reed's perimeter shooting ability will stretch the defense and create big penetration lanes for other players, while, defensively, he adds some much needed toughness and rebounding.

"Webster's 6-foot-10 frame will give us a big body to help clog up the middle defensively and help out with the rebounding."

The Titans have only two seniors on the current roster in guards Josh Akognon and Marcio Lassiter.