23 - Rai Colston
Rai Colston
Born: 05/04/1986
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodland Hills
High School: El Camino Real
College: L.A. Valley
Position: Guard
EXP: 1V
2007-08 Season (Senior):
Played in 24 of the 30 games at point-guard ... Played a season-high 14 minutes at Pacific (1/7/08) ... Dished out a season-high five assists vs Cal Poly (3/8/08). 2006-07 Season (Junior)
In his first season as a Matador, averaged 3.3 points per game and finished second on the squad averaging two assists per game ... Scored a season-high eleven points on two occasions; in Northridge's 67-61 win over UC Irvine (1/11/07) and in the Matadors' 90-83 decision over Long Beach State (1/13/07) ... Earned his lone start of the season against The Master's College (12/14/06). ... Dished out a total of 63 assists and posted 23 steals for the season ... Awarded the Dr. Dish Award by the CSUN coaches ... Averaged nearly 14 minutes per game ... Played a season-high 25 minutes against Boise State (12/9/06) ... Played double-digit minutes in 25 games ... Dished out a season-high six assists in games against Redlands (11/15/06) and Boise State (12/9/06). Los Angeles Valley College:
Earned two letters as a point guard at Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen, Calif. ... Averaged 13.5 points, five assists and 1.7 steals to earn All-Western State Conference honors in 2005-06 ... Selected to the Crown City Classic All-tournament team after scoring 30 points in the consolation championship ... Earned his Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. El Camino Real High School:
Lettered all four years at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... Was a McDonald's All-America nominee and a Daily News All-Valley Honorable Mention pick as a senior in 2003-04 after averaging 22.3 points, 6.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game ... Also picked up All-City Section Honorable Mention accolades and was the Conquistadors team MVP as a senior ... A three-time All-West Valley League selection from 2001-02 through 2003-04 ... Graduated in 2004. Matador Memo:
Born May 4, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Parents are Marion Jane Colston and Jackie Colston Sr. ... Has an older brother, Jackie Jr. (29) ... Also recruited by Sacramento State and UC Riverside ... Favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, "Sportscenter" and the movie "Friday" ... Says he chose Cal State Northridge because he "wanted to continue my career playing basketball in the Valley" ... Says his greatest moment in sports was when he scored 40 points against Chatsworth on Senior Night in high school ... Lists Jordan Farmar (Los Angeles Lakers) as the best athlete he's ever played against ... Recreation/Tourism/Management major.