Hometown: Portland, OR
Weight: 225 pounds
|2001-2002 Season Stats|
||8.0 per game|
||5 per game|
|(Courtesy Southeastern CC)|
Although recruited by several PAC-10 teams, including Washington State, Jon went the JC route instead. He first enrolled at Fullerton Community College and averaged 15 points and 9.4 rebounds per game (#3 in the Orange Empire Conference) as a freshman. Fullerton finished the year 22-11 and #3 in conference play.
After his freshman season he moved on to Southeastern Community College in Iowa, where he helped the Black Hawks team that went 25-9 and won the Region XI Championship. The team fell one game short of qualifying for the JUCO Nationals. At Southeastern it looks like he spent alot of his playing time down low (playing the 5), rather than at a wing position. Given Idaho's needs at the 4 and 5 spots, this experience should come in handy for Jon next season.
If he can bring his winning pedigre, a strong work ethic and low-post experience with him to Moscow, the Vandals should be in good hands. We look forward to seeing this big Oregonian back in the Northwest and wearing Silver and Gold.
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