CSUB basketball announces this season’s recruiting class


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CSUB head coach Rod Barnes looks on as the Roadrunners fall to Georgia Tech in the NIT semifinals in Madison Square Garden. This was the first time an eighth seed has made it to New York City in the history of the NIT. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner

Vincent Perez

Sports Editor

CSU Bakersfield men’s basketball announced today the signing of 6-foot-4 guard Kevin McNeal to a national letter of intent.

McNeal, a sophomore transfer from San Bernardino Valley College, will add another layer to the Roadrunners’ playbook next season.

“We are excited to welcome Kevin to our team and our family,” said Head Coach Rod Barnes to gorunners.com.

“We were looking for a great fit and Kevin fits the bill of what we need both on and off the court.”

Barnes said to gorunners.com that McNeal is a superb defender and is a capable of being a threat in the offense.

As a sophomore at SBVC, McNeal reached the regional semifinals and earned First-Team All Conference. McNeal averaged 14 points a game, shot 53 percent from the field and shot 35 percent in 3-pointers last season.

McNeal started 31 of 32 games last season for the Wolverines. He helped earn the team a 27-5 record.

The Roadrunners are looking to build off a season in which they struggled. CSUB (12-18, 5-9 WAC) were eliminated in the first round of the WAC Tournament by Utah Valley University by a score of 81-74.

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