The Dominican University of California men’s basketball team recently announced the signing of two Southern California recruits, led by Devin Golston, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound transfer from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo who was an All-CIF player at in 2009.
Golston will be joined by Jonny Bates, who won 49 games the past two seasons at Capistrano Valley High School.
“We are excited to add Devin and Jonny to our class,” said Dominican head men’s basketball coach Booker T. Harris. “This group will help us as we try to become more competitive in NCAA Division II. We will have more versatility with players who can compete at multiple positions and can find differentways to score. It also will allow us to add to our group of young men who represent the University andwhat we want Dominican basketball to be on and off the court.”
Golston averaged 6.9 points and three rebounds a game for a 20-9 Gauchos team last season. He was second on the team in field goal and free throw percentage. Prior to that, Golston played as a freshman at Cypress College, where he started in 28 games and averaged 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game to lead the Chargers in rebounding and field goal percentage (.545).
The power forward had an impressive four-year career at Gahr High, where he averaged 24.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals a game in his senior season. During his senior year, he was named First Team All-CIF Division III Southern Section. He scored 30 points in his final high school game in the semifinals of the CIF South Div. III playoffs.
“Devin is a player that will play multiple positions for us and give us flexibility on the floor,” Harris said. “He comes from successful winning programs and has athletic ability to add quickness and length for us on the floor. We expect him to be a helpful addition to the returners that we have coming back.”
The Penguins, who won eight of their last 11 games last season to finish in fourth place in the Pacific West Conference, open this season on Nov. 10 at home in the Conlan Center against Cal State Stanislaus.
For more information on the Dominican’s men’s basketball team, visit www.dominicanathletics.com.