Nov. 28, 2007
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton head women's basketball coach Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah announced that Destainee Rudison and Megan Richardson have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers at Cal State Fullerton beginning with the 2008-09 season.
"The addition of these two recruits to the Titan roster will provide more scoring and rebounding to the team," Dr. Jeremiah said. "Both of these athletes can shoot, rebound, and run the floor. With only two scholarships available we are thrilled that we were able to sign our first choices at both positions."
It will be a reunion of sorts for Rudison, a 5-11 forward from Hesperia, Calif., who will join former Silverado HS teammate and current Titan freshman Ashley Richie on the Fullerton roster next season.
Rudison helped the Hawks to a CIF Southern Section Division III-A title as a junior, averaging 14 points and just under 11 rebounds per game as Silverado HS finished 23-8 overall and 7-1 in the Desert Sky League.
"Destainee is an agile, good shooting '4' player who can shoot from the perimeter and will add great quickness to the back line of the team," Dr. Jeremiah said. "She was a sought-after recruit by several major programs and we are so excited about her future as a Titan. Silverado has been very good for us with Richie, and now Rudison, becoming Titans. Their program is solid and so are these two really good basketball players."
Richardson, a 5-10 guard from Manhattan Beach, Calif., is entering her senior season at Mira Costa HS, where she is a three-time All-Bay League honoree - including first-team honors as a sophomore and junior.
An All-CIF Division I-A First-Team selection as a junior, Richardson averaging 14.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game last season, helping the Mustangs to a 25-8 overall record and an 8-2 mark in league play.
Mira Costa was a runner-up to San Clemente HS in the Division I-A Southern Section championships after entering the tournament as a No. 5 seed and reached the semifinals of the Southern California Regional Championships.
"Megan was one of the most highly-recruited players by the Titans in a very long time. She too was highly sought after and we knew without a doubt that she would bring so much to our program," Dr. Jeremiah said. "She can shoot it, run the floor and direct traffic on the court because she sees the floor so well. Megan will add size and intelligence to our back court. She is a great addition to our program."
Cal State Fullerton returns to the court on Friday night (Nov. 30) as the Titans welcome USC to Titan Gym for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
2007 CAL STATE FULLERTON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EARLY SIGNEES
Name (POS, HT, Hometown/Last School)
Destainee Rudison (F, 5-11, Hesperia, CA/Silverado HS)
Megan Richardson (G, 5-10, Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS)