JUCO Guard Poland Signs LOI with Bulls

Jawanza Poland, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound wing, signed with Stan Heath and South Florida on Wednesday

The USF basetball team added guard Jawanza Poland as part of the 2010-11 signing class, when he sigend his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday, announced Bulls Head coach Stan Heath.

The 6-4, 195-pound Poland, was ranked the No. 3 junior college shooting guard/small forward in the country while at Cowley College where the guard averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game at Cowley while hitting 76 percent from the free throw line and 38 percent from long range.

"Jawanza is a good addition to our wing position," said USF head basketball coach Heath. "He is an outstanding athlete with tremendous quickness and defensive skills. He will bring three years of eligibility to the Bulls, and we expect him to help us immediately."

Poland played one season at Cowley and eaned the Kansas Jayhawk East All-Conference Freshman of the Year. He also earned honorable mention NJCAA All-Region VI accolades at Cowley. Poland played one season for Cowley College, then took a redshirt season at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC, giving him three years of eligibility with the Bulls

Before going to Cowley, Poland played his prep ball at Wichita East High School in Kansas,and was also a high jumper and long jumper for Wichita East HS.

The 6-foot-4, 195 pound guard is Heath's fifth recruit of the 2010-11 class, joining Shedrick Hayes, Hugh Robertson, LaVonte Dority and Waverly Austin.

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