Fresno State forward Jerry Brown to finish career at Santa Clara

Jerry Brown, who is graduating from Fresno State this spring, will use his final season of eligibility at Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference.

The 6-foot-7 forward played in 30 games for the Bulldogs last season, starting 21. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and was selected as the team’s outstanding defender.

Fresno State has 6-9 Braeden Anderson and 6-10 Tanner Giddings returning next season as sophomores, and in the Class of 2013 has recruited forwards Alex Davis from Hutchinson Community College and Soma Edo from Berkner High in Richardson, Texas, as well as wing Paul Watson from Paradise Valley High in Phoenix and point guard Emmanuel Owootoah from Codria High in Hazard, Ky.

Fresno State has received letter of intent from Emmanuel Owootoah

Fresno State has received a signed national letter of intent from Emmanuel Owootoah, the 5-foot-10 point guard from Cordia High in Hazard, Ky.

Owootoah is the fourth player in another strong recruiting class signed by Coach Rodney Terry and his staff, joining forward Paul Watson from Paradise Valley High in Phoenix, forward Alex Davis from Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., and forward Soma Edo from Berkner High in Richardson, Tex.

He will give the Bulldogs two true point guards along with Oklahoma State transfer Cezar Guerrero, which they did not have a year ago.

The ‘Dogs 2013 recruiting class also gives them Mountain West Conference-level players with length at the three in the 6-7 Watson and perhaps the 6-9 Davis, who said when he made an oral commitment to Fresno State that he was working to develop his skills on the perimeter. He also can play the four.

 

Fresno State Coach Rodney Terry will have recruiting class of three

A formal announcement has not yet been made, but Fresno State Coach Rodney Terry added a recruiting class of three players in the early signing period.

The group is led by 6-foot-7 wing Paul Watson from Paradise Valley High in Phoenix and includes 6-9 forward Alex Davis from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, and power forward 6-5 Soma Edo from Berkner High in Richardson, Texas.

Watson is a three-star prospect and ranked 94th in the MaxPresp Top 100. He had scholarship offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Oregon State, Texas Tech and USC.

Davis can play a three or a four, and was a three-star player coming out of high school when he had offers from Arkansas, Houston, Southern Methodist and Colorado State.

Edo is ranked as one of the top 20 players in Texas.