SANTEE, Calif. – The San Diego Christian College Men's basketball team bolstered an already exceptional signing class with talented freshmen. Ronald Blain (Atlanta, GA), Ajay Robertson (Tuscan, AZ) and Nathan Klekas (Elko, NV). Head Coach Edgar Mendez also announces the signing of experience transfer players; Daniel Wilder (Armstrong State University, RS freshman) Robert Perez (Southwestern Community College, JR), Antonio Austin (College of Alameda, JR), Dominique Watkins (Cuyamaca Community College, JR) and Dalante Dunklin (Metro State University, SR).
A closer look at the recruits:
Ronald Blain- 6-6 long and athletic freshman from Atlanta, GA. "He has many skills and could guard multiple positions," says Mendez.
Ajay Robertson- 6-0 point guard from Tuscan, AZ. "He brings a toughness that translate to both sides of the ball. Strong and Athletic guards are what I look for."
Nathan Klekas- 6-3 strong wing player from Elko, NV. In high school he played football/basketball and exceled at both sports. "He is strong, smart and tough."
Daniel Wilder- 6-3 combo guard from Savannah, GA. Last year he red shirted at Armstrong State University. "He has potential to do very well here, with the talent and experience that he brings. He will also has four years left and that's always a plus."
Robert Perez- 6-4 wing from San Diego, CA. He will be transferring in from Southwestern Community College. Robert and his former team is coming off conference Championship at SWCC; "Robert brings a certain level of toughness and IQ that will help us grow and excel the next two years."
Antonio Austin- 6'5 athletic combo guard from Oakland, CA. Antonio, will be joining the Hawks family after playing at Oakland Community College. "He is very long, very active on the defensive side and can guard multiple positions. The biggest thing with Antonio is willing to play defense and guard anyone."
Dominique Watkins- 5'11 point guard from San Diego, CA. Dominique played Junior College Basketball at Cuyamaca Community College.
Dalante Dunklin- 6'1 point guard from San Diego, CA. Dalante, is transferring from Metro State University. "He brings athleticism, leadership and experience. Those are three things that you need from your seniors. Dalante does things at as a basketball player that you can coach."
The Hawks will open the season in Lancaster, Calif. for the Antelope Valley Tournament on Nov. 6.