EL CAJON, Calif.—The San Diego Christian Men's basketball team signed its last five recruits this offseason to complete their roster heading into the 2013-2014 season.
Deion Davis (Crawford HS), Trevor English (San Diego City College), Shayne Travers (San Diego Christian College), Daniel Nielson (Whatcom College), and Josh Richardson (Point Loma Nazarene) signed their letter of intent to compete for the Hawks who finished 7-17 last season.
"With this next wave of recruits, we have identified what we need to do to be strong in this league with great guard play," SDCC head coach Tim Cook said. "And reading their testimonies just makes me believe we have recruited the right kids, both in everything, spiritually and academically."
Davis, a 6'1" small/power forward, averaged 14.8 points in his senior year at Crawford HS. He was also selected to the 1st team All-Central League as a senior and will redshirt his freshman season at SDCC.
English, a guard, played two seasons at San Diego City College and is transferring to SDCC after averaging 9.2 points per game his sophomore year. He also chipped in 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Travers, also a guard, returns to San Diego Christian after being a member of the program a few seasons ago.
Nielsen, a transfer from Whatcom Community College (Wash.), scored 12.9 points per game while bringing down 1.2 rebounds per game his freshman season. A native of Burlington, WA, Nielsen has three years of eligibility left in his collegiate career and will redshirt his first year at SDCC.
Richardson will transfer from Point Loma Nazarene. The Temecula native averaged 7.6 rebounds in his freshman campaign and stands tall at 6-foot-7.
"This is my third year. These are my kids. I have recruited who I want to be around," Cook added. "We have definitely recruited higher echelon type of players where we can compete in the top half of the league."
The Hawks look to improve from last year's performance where they were ousted from the GSAC tournament in the first round by the eventual champions Westmont College.