May 2, 1996 in Sports

Davis Fishes Two Recruits From Jc Pool

 

University of Idaho Men’s Basketball coach Kermit Davis has announced that Jarrett Wendt and Quincey Simpson have signed national letters of intent to attend the university in the fall.

Wendt is a 6-foot-6, 190-pound forward from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. He was a two-year starter at Cuesta, where he was an honorable mention all-Western State Conference pick as a freshman and first-team selection as a sophomore.

This season, he was Cuesta’s leading scorer, averaging 17.1 points per game. Jarrett also averaged 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3-point range (79-218) and 83.5 percent from the free-throw line (101- 121). He led Cuesta to a 20-14 record and a second place conference finish with an 8-2 mark.

“We really need a perimeter shooter and he’s a guy who can hit the jumper,” Davis said. “He gives us some maturity and adds some toughness to our program.”

Simpson, 6-2 and 190 pounds, spent one year at Kilgore (Tex.) Junior College after starring as a freshman at Bacone Junior College in Muskogee, Okla. Last season at Kilgore, he averaged 17.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game and was a first-team all-conference and all-region selection. He led Kilgore to an 18-11 overall record and 13-9 conference record.

“Quincey is a very explosive offensive talent,” Davis said. “He’s very good off the dribble and a good shooter from 17 to 18 feet.”

, DataTimes


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