Grizzlies ink two more basketball recruits
ALAMOSA, Colo.ó Adams State College menís basketball coach Larry Mortensen announced on Monday that Rajshad Anderson and Roman Moniak have each signed national letters of intent to play for the Grizzlies thus doubling the size of the 2005-06 recruiting class. Anderson, a 6-foot-3, 193-pound guard comes to ASC from Lewisville, Texas and North Lake College while Moniak, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wing and post man comes to the Grizzly program from Sacramento, Calif. via San Joaquin Delta College.
Anderson, a solid shooter, was high school and junior college teammates with current Grizzly Greg Baker. He averaged 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals per game during the 2004-05 season helping lead the NLC Blazers to a 19-10 overall record and a conference championship. He also shot an impressive 55 percent from 3-point territory during conference play after taking the 2003-04 season off to recover from a knee injury, that he suffered early in his 2002-03 freshman season.
While at Lewisville High School, Anderson was a first team all-district selection and was named as the team, district and city Defensive Player of the Year for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He and Baker led the Fighting Farmers to a 21-7 record and a No. 7 ranking in the Texas State 5A polls during their senior 2001-02 season.
Moniak, who was born in Ukraine before moving to the United States as a child, helped guide the SJDC Mustangs of Stockton, Calif. to 30-2 record in 2004-05 as they claimed a league title before advancing to the stateís final four. He averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game during the year.
Also a proven winner in high school, Moniak averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game as a senior for the Sheldon High School Huskies, who won three league titles in four years while racking up a combined 90-25 record. Earning first team all-league and all-city honors after that 2001-02 season, he also earned first team all-league honors as a junior after averaging 12 points six rebounds and three assists per game. He averaged 17 points and seven rebounds as a sophomore in 1999-2000.
Mortensen had earlier signed Wes Jensen of Mollala, Ore. and Phil Brown of Shingle Springs, Calif. to national letters of intent and hopes to land one or two additional players as the recruiting process concludes.