May 1, 2009
Northridge, Ca. - Rashaun MeLemore, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard/forward from Frank Phillips College in Borger, Tx., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Cal State Northridge.
McLemore will enroll as a junior in the Fall of 2009, according to Matador head coach Bobby Braswell.
"Rashaun has the ability to play three positions (point-guard, off-guard, small forward)," said Braswell. "He is a great ball handler and a great scorer. He has good size on the defensive end. Because Rashaun has already played at the NCAA Division I level (Ball State), he has the ability to make an impact offensively and defensively. His talent continues to move the Matador program in the right direction. We are extremely happy that Rashaun has joined the Matador family."
As a sophomore at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Tx, in 2008-09, McLemore led the Plainsmen in scoring at 17.6 ppg. McLemore started 24 of 28 games, shot .483 (174-for-360) from the floor, .349 (37-for-106) from three-point territory and averaged 4.7 rebounds per game. McLemore also collected 63 steals (second-best on the team), collected 88 assists (#2 on the team) and blocked 17 shots (third-best on the team).
McLemore scored in double figures in 25 of 28 games played. That included point totals of 36 against Trinidad Junior College and 33 against NMMI.
For his efforts, McLemore gained all-region and all-league honors.
McLemore began his collegiate career at Ball State University. As a redshirt freshman during the 2007-08 season, he started 17 of 29 games and averaged 6.3 ppg, McLemore scored in double figures in seven games. That included double-digit games of 17 points against Illinois State, 16 against Akron and 15 points against St. Joseph's.
McLemore, who hails from Richmond, Va., prepped at Mt. Zion Academy in Durham, NC. As a senior, McLemore averaged 16 points, five assists and four rebounds. His expertise was long-range shooting where McLemore drilled 90 three-point field goals and shot over 40 percent from behind the arc as a senior.
McLemore, a McDonald's All-America nominee, helped lead Mt. Zion to a 20-10 record as a senior and a ranking of 12th in the nation.
"The coaching staff was straight forward with me during the recruiting process," said McLemore. "I appreciated that. I am looking forward to playing for coach Braswell. I am looking forward to be a Matador."