Nov. 16, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Brynton Lemar, a 6-foot-3 guard from St. Augustine High School in San Diego has signed a national letter of intent to join the UC Davis men's basketball program, it was announced Friday by head coach Jim Les.
The newest Aggie will join the men's basketball program next fall.
"We are very excited to have Brynton join our basketball family," said Les. "He is a versatile guard who can score as well as distribute the basketball. His skills, along with his work ethic and character, will make him a big contributor to the future success of UC Davis basketball."
Throughout his three years at St. Augustine under the tutelage of head coach Mike Haupt, he has led his team to victories in more than two-thirds of its games played. With Lemar in the lineup, the Saints have compiled a 59-30 overall record.
Lemar averaged 25.0 points per game throughout the 2011-12 season for a St. Augustine squad that finished with a 23-7 overall record and advanced to its California Interscholastic Federation section quarterfinals for the third consecutive season. Shortly after his junior campaign concluded, Lemar was the only member of his team to earn a coveted spot on the All-Western League's first team.
During his sophomore season, the combo guard averaged 22.0 ppg and helped his team advance to the quarterfinals after posting a 23-7 mark. That year, Lemar was named most valuable player of the San Diego Lion Holiday Tournament and earned all-tournament accolades for the second straight season.
As a freshman, Lemar's performance in the West Hills Tournament helped him earn a spot on its all-tournament team.
Lemar averaged 15.0 ppg throughout the 2009-10 season, his first as a member of the Saints' boys basketball program.
During his five years as a member of the San Diego All-Stars AAU program, Lemar was named a 2013 top-25 player by Rise Hoops, and a top-50 talent by Fullcourt Press.
Off the court, Lemar represented St. Augustine at the Augustinian Values Institute in Richland, N.J., and was selected as a 2013 Link Achiever based upon his leadership skills, educational and athletic achievements.
UC Davis will face Northern Arizona University in its home opener on Sunday, Nov. 18. Fans who bring any canned or non-perishable food item with them to The Pavilion to donate to the Food Bank of Yolo County will receive discounted admission. Tip-off will take place at 2 p.m.
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