Northridge, Calif. – Tre Hale-Edmerson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward from Stoneridge Prep School (Simi Valley, Ca), has announced plans to join the Matador basketball program in the Fall of 2012, according to Cal State Northridge head coach Bobby Braswell.
"Tre brings the Northridge basketball program great athleticism and length on the court," said Braswell. "He runs the floor extremely well, can score from the perimeter and also can get down on the block. He is an excellent shot blocker. Three of our front line players (John Hayward-Mayhew, Michael Lizarraga, Ari Feldman) are graduating. This will give Tre the opportunity to play right away. He brings a lot of heart and tenacity. He is going to be beneficial to our system. He is a great all-around athlete who also excelled in track & field (two-time Oregon state high school javelin champion) as well as an excellent football player."
Hale-Edmerson, who hails from Sheridan, Oregon, enjoyed a highly productive season at Stoneridge Prep in 2011-12 by averaging 13.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.5 blocks per game against a very strong National prep school schedule. The schedule included games against national high school powers Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, Nv).
Hale-Edmerson chalked up 28 double-doubles (points-rebounds) at Stoneridge Prep. He also produced five games in which he grabbed 20 or more rebounds. In the season finale against La Jolla Prep, Hale-Edmerson tallied 27 points and 27 rebounds.
Hale-Edmerson was coached by Les Bean, who was Josh Greene's coach at Community Charter High School in Los Angeles. Greene, a two-year veteran on the Matador roster, was an Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference in 2011-12.
Two years ago (2010-11), Hale-Edmerson played at Sheridan High School in Oregon where he also put up excellent numbers on both ends of the floor. Hale-Edmerson averaged 15.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists per game, 2.6 blocks and 2.1 steals per game. Hale-Edmerson helped Sheridan High School to a 22-8 record and a third place finish in the Oregon State Basketball Tournament.
Hale-Edmerson also excelled in track & field where he was state champion in the javelin (2009, 2010) and a standout wide receiver in football.
"I had a good vibe between myself and the coaches at Cal State Northridge," said Hale-Edmerson. "My high school coach (Les Bean) also coached Josh Greene, and I am looking forward to playing with Josh at CSUN."
Hale-Edmerson is the fourth high school senior who will play for the Cal State Northridge basketball program starting in the Fall of 2012. Recently, Landon Drew, a 6-0, 175-pound guard, signed a National Letter of Intent with the Matadors. Drew averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.15 steals per game during his senior campaign at Fairfax High School.
Back in November, 2011, Donovan Johnson and Brandon Perry signed National Letters of Intents with the Matadors.
Johnson and Perry enjoyed successful senior campaigns. Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, averaged 20.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 1.4 blocks per game in helping Palisades High School to a 17-11 season and a 10-2 mark in the highly competitive Western League.
Johnson's top games included 42 points against Manual Arts High School, and 31 points in the season opener against Torrance High School.
For his efforts, Johnson was named MVP of the Western League, and to the All-Los Angeles City Boy's team.
Perry, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound forward, helped lead Taft High School (Woodland Hills, Calif.) to the Los Angeles City Section Division I Boy's title. Taft chalked up a 29-5 record, and a 10-0 mark in league play. For his efforts, Perry was named to the All-Los Angeles City Boy's team.