April 11, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Spencer Clayton, a 6-foot-10 post player from Mt. Hood Community College in Washington, and Clint Bozner, a 6-8 forward most recently from L.A. Trade-Tech College, have signed National Letters of Intent with the UC Davis men's basketball team and will join the Aggies for next season, head coach Jim Les announced Wednesday.
"Our staff in the spring wanted to add athleticism and size to our program and with Clint and Spencer we can say our goal was accomplished in a BIG way," said Les. "We love the quality and character of both these student-athletes and we expect them to contribute to our program immediately."
Clayton graduated in 2006 from Camas High School in Camas, Wash., where he averaged 12 ppg, 8.0 rpg, and 2.0 bpg. during his senior season. He earned All-Greater Saint Helen's League honors in 2006 after helping lead his team into the postseason for the second consecutive season. Clayton was also selected his team's MVP.
He's played the last two years at Mt. Hood Community College where he was first-team All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges and his league's MVP. He averaged 14.2 ppg and 10.5 rpg and shot 60 percent from the field. He averaged 11 ppg and 6.5 rpg during his freshman season. Clayton, who has also served an LDS mission, is an Eagle Scout.
"Spencer is a skilled low-post player who can score with his back to the basket as well as rebound," said Les. "He is also an excellent passer."
Bozner graduated from Villa Park High School in Southern California in 2010 and spent last season at L.A. Trade-Tech where he was an All-South Coast Conference first-team honoree. While at Villa Park, he was a three-year member of the varsity who averaged a double-double with 16 ppg and 10 rpg as a senior. He also dished four assists per game.
Bozner was named a McDonald's All-America nominee, was selected to the All-Century League first team in 2006 and played in various all-star games as well as for the Compton Magic, Cal Supreme and Belmont Shore AAU travel teams. He was also a four-year honor roll member while in high school and attended the Reebok Breakout Camp.
"Clint is an explosive athlete who can run the floor and play above the rim," said Les. "He is a physical rebounder who can also score in a variety of ways."
The pair add to a talented recruiting class which added three players during the fall signing period. Signed at that time were Darius Graham, a 5-10 point guard from Sacramento High School, Tyler Ott, a 6-5 forward from Desert Hills High School in St. George, Utah., and 6-2 guard Olivier-Paul Betu from Worcester Academy in Massachusetts.
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