MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS CULVER CITY HIGH SCHOOL GUARD RYAN BLACKMON

MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS CULVER CITY HIGH SCHOOL GUARD RYAN BLACKMON

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento State men's basketball team added another player to its incoming class on Wednesday afternoon with the announcement that Culver City High School guard Ryan Blackmon will join the program next season.

Blackmon, a six-foot, 180-pound guard from Inglewood, Calif., played four years at Culver City High School in Southern California.

As a senior this past season, Blackmon was named first team all-Ocean League after averaging 23.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He helped lead the Centaurs to an 18-12 overall record and a 6-4 mark in league play. During the season, he scored a career-high 42 points against La Habra High School, and added 32 vs. Crossroads High School.

As a junior, Blackmon was part of a Culver City squad that went 18-10 and won the Ocean League championship with a 9-1 league mark. That team also reached the quarterfinal round of the Southern Section playoffs.

"Ryan is a very skilled combo guard and we are excited to have him in our program," Sacramento State head coach Brian Katz said. "He is a high energy, high motor player who is a very good shooter and a true gym rat."

Blackmon played travel ball for Sole Brothers out of Los Angeles. He becomes the fourth member of Sacramento State's incoming class, which includes forward Jordan Cooke-Harper (Southwestern College), guard Rick Barros III (Nation Wide Academy) and guard Raazhel Watkins (Los Medanos College).

Sacramento State's Incoming Class

Name Pos.
Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Current School
Rick Barros III G 6-5 200 Fr. Sacramento, Calif./Nation Wide Academy
Ryan Blackmon G 6-0 180 Fr. Inglewood, Calif./Culver City HS
Jordan Cooke-Harper F 6-9 220 So. San Diego, Calif./Southwestern JC
Raazhel Watkins G 6-1 165 Jr. Concord, Calif./Los Medanos JC