SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- The Sacramento State men's basketball team
signed two players to National Letters of Intent, it was announced
today. Point guard Raashad Hooks and swingman Joel Jones both will
enroll at Sacramento State in the fall after spending the past two
seasons in junior college.
"These are my type of players," head coach Jerome Jenkins said. "Both
Raashad and Joel are big and athletic and will cause problems for
teams in the Big Sky Conference."
Hooks comes to the Hornets after two seasons at West Valley Junior
College in Saratoga, Calif. Last season he was a second team
all-conference selection, after averaging 12 points and eight assists
per game. At 6-2, 175 pounds, Hooks can play both point and shooting
guard for Sacramento State next season.
"Raashad will help solidify our point guard situation," Jenkins said.
"He does a little of everything. He can score, he passes well and he
is a strong defender.
"The one thing that I like is that he comes from a strong JC program
and has learned to make good decisions on the floor."
Jones spent the last two seasons at Grossmont Community College in El
Cajon, Calif. As a sophomore, he averaged 15.6 points, 7.2 rebounds
and 3.5 assists per game and was named first team all-league. Jones
shot 48.1 percent (150-312) from the floor and led the team with 422
points. He stands at 6-5, 210 pounds and will play a multitude of
positions for the Hornets next season.
"I am very excited to have Joel coming here," Jenkins said. "He is
6-5 and can jump out of the gym. We will be able to play him at the
one, two and three which will cause matchup problems for other teams."
The two signees join Chris Lange and Leo Cravey who committed during
the early signing period. Lange is currently a senior at Cibola HS in
Albuquerque, N.M. Cravey recently completed his sophomore season at
Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif.
|Sacramento State Men's Basketball Signees|
|Raashad Hooks||G||6-2||175||Jr.||West Valley JC|
|Joel Jones||G/F||6-5||210||Jr.||Grossmont JC|