Griz recruit California JC Point Guard

I have heard that Wayne Tinkles Montana Staff is recruiting 5-7 point guard Steven Bennett of Citrus JC in California. Bennett averaged 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists for Citrus, and was a first-team all-stater, first-team all-conference player and runner-up to his team mate Troy Payne in conference MVP voting. Fresno State and several division two programs are also recruiting Bennett. Citrus College finished 28-5 this season after winning back-to-back Western State Conference Championships, and has a 63-6 record during Bennett’s two years at Citrus.

On a related note I had heard that the Griz were recruiting Citrus’s team-mate Justin Johnson, a 6-foot-2 combo guard this fall but they do not seem to be interested in him currently.


4 Responses to “Griz recruit California JC Point Guard”

  1. 1 Mslacat
    March 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I have not got any definitive info, but, the two names I have the most of over the last month are so are Micheal Taylor and Shawn Stockton. Stockton seems to be the one though that I am hearing the most of right now. If he does leave it will by his choice rather than Tinkle’s. But it is all rumor.

  2. 2 Anonymous
    March 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Who might be leaving and thus be freeing up a scholarship?

  3. 3 Mslacat
    March 26, 2009 at 1:47 am

    I have heard the Griz are more concerned about finding a guard who can provide add take care of the ball, and add some speed off the bench than getting a scorer, but your point is well taken there are definite risks involved with the “Spud Web” type guard.

  4. 4 Anonymous
    March 26, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Wow! A dinky guard that scores 11 a game and 4 assists on a jc squad.
    Not my idea of good use of a scholly. I know big sky teams have had luck with these types but the defense of these runts are a big problem.

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