"He's very heady, has a very good feel for the game, energetic. He will play the one and two. He is a good outside shooter with a fearlessness on defense. He takes charges, uses his body which we truly need at that position and he'll be a fine addition for us."
-- Coach Donny Daniels
Denver Lopez practiced with the Titans last season but had to sit out the games after transferring from the Div. II program at Cal State Dominguez Hills... Will challenge for playing time at point guard.
CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS: Averaged 5.4 points and 0.9 assists in 1999-2000 for the Toros... Appeared in 20 games, 10 as a starter... Averaged about 17 minutes... Shot 40 per cent from 3-point range (14 of 35).
NOGALES HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year varsity letterman at Nogales High School in La Puente for coach Bob Withers... Was team and Sierra League most valuable player as a senior and earned second-team All-CIF and all-valley honors... Averaged 12 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds... His Nobles won the Sierra League title and advanced to the CIF quarterfinals... Earned honorable mention as a junior... Made the honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 2, 1980, in Manila, the Philippines... Mother is Dinna Martinez of West Covina... Has an older sister, Donna, and an older brother, Donald... Child adolescence major whose goal is to become an elementary school teacher... Enjoys hunting, deep sea diving, croquet and tree climbing... Worked last summer as an instructor in the popular Titan Youth Sports Camps.