Saturday, August 4, 2012

California Native Rounds Out Generals Recruiting Class

(Sheridan) – The Sheridan College Generals have rounded out their 2012 recruiting class with the signing of Ontario, California native Darren Smith. Smith, a 6’7” 205-lb forward comes to the Generals after playing last year at La Jolla Prep School in La Jolla, California. Smith also played for the highly touted Dream Vision AAU Team from Los Angeles, California, playing alongside 3 top-100 prospects.

"We're really excited to finalize our class with the signing of Darren. We've been following Darren for a long time and happy that he will be a General. Coach Magrino did a tremendous job staying in contact with Darren throughout the year so we were in position to recruit him this late in the process. Darren is an explosive, dynamic athlete that can play multiple positions for us next year. He has a chance to be a very high level player as he continues to develop, and we're excited to start working with him this fall."

The Generals welcome nine new faces to the roster this season to join alongside five returners from the 2011-2012 Generals squad that went 25-7, finishing 2nd place in North Region IX.

Moore signs to play with Crusaders

(Sheridan) – Sheridan Generals freshman guard Grayson Moore, 6’5” Logan, UT, has signed a letter of intent to continue his career with the University of Northwest Nazarene Crusaders.  Moore averaged 2.3 points per game last season for the Generals, while shooting 52% from the field and averaging 1.2 rebounds per contest. 

Coach Smiley commented on Grayson’s signing: "We're thrilled that Grayson will have the opportunity to play for a great coaching staff at Northwest Nazarene. Coach Daniels and Coach Mejeur are in the process of building up the program, and we're really excited that Grayson will be part of that process. The GNAC is one of the top D2 programs in the nation, and we're excited to see how Grayson acclimates!"

“I'm proud to say that I have been able to be a part of the Sheridan College basketball team,” said Moore.  “They have a great tradition, of not only winning, but being a good team off the court as well. Coach Smiley and Coach Magrino helped me sharpen my skills, as well as showed me how to play the game at a higher level. I am thankful for the opportunity to play at Sheridan.  I'm very excited about moving on to play at NNU. It's a school that's up and coming with the basketball program, and I'm proud to be a part of that. Coach Daniels is doing a good job with the team. And I'm excited to continue my basketball career there as a Crusader.”

Northwest Nazarene University plays in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference, home to the 2012 NCAA Division II National Champions Western Washington University.  The Crusaders finished last season with a 12-14 record, going 6-12 in the GNAC. Grayson in the 8th General moving on this season joining Lamont Prosser (Portland State University), Jermaine Lippert (University of Detroit), Khion Sankey (Lipscomb University), Wayne Bradford (Weber State University), Robert Heyer (University of Texas Permian-Basin), Rolands Narkis (Bellevue University), R.J. Leverette (University of Missouri-Southern).