Women's Basketball Adds Third Signee for 2008-09

May 6, 2008

FULLERTON, CA - Nneamaka Anyanwu, a 5-10 forward from Skyline HS in Oakland, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to continue her playing career with the Cal State Fullerton women's basketball team beginning with the 2008-09 season, Head Coach Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah announced.

Anyanwu joins previously announced signees Destainee Rudison and Megan Richardson, who signed letters of intent with Cal State Fullerton during the early signing period last November.

"We are excited that Maka has chosen Cal State Fullerton as the place for her college career... and a good one it should be," Dr. Jeremiah said. "She can score, rebound, and do them with consistency. Her love of the game and commitment to help a team reach the NCAA Tournament are the ingredients we look for in athletes with her skills and athleticism.

"She should contribute early as she adjusts to college life as an student-athlete. Her 'percentage scoring' and ability to finish strong adds strength to our program."

Anyanwu was a four-time Oakland Athletic League All-City selection during her career, leading the league in scoring as a senior at 21.9 ppg while also averaging 9.4 rpg and shooting just over 54 percent from the field. She also finished fourth in the league in rebounding while averaging 2.0 steals per game and blocking 20 shots on the year.

The Titans finished 20-10 overall (7-3 in league play) and reached the CIF Northern Region second round before falling to eventual state runner-up Berkeley HS.

Anyanwu averaged better than 11 points and shot better than 40 percent from the field in three of her four prep seasons, including averaging 12.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a junior.

2008-09 CAL STATE FULLERTON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SIGNEES
Name (POS, HT, Hometown/Last School)

Nneamaka Anyanwu (F, 5-10, Oakland, CA/Skyline HS)
Megan Richardson (G, 5-10, Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS)*
Destainee Rudison (F, 5-11, Hesperia, CA/Silverado HS)*

* denotes previously announced signee