Drew Menez Signs With Men's Basketball

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Nov. 22, 2005

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis head men's basketball coach Gary Stewart has announced Drew Menez has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Aggies beginning with the 2006-07 season. Menez, a standout at Clayton Valley High School in Concord, Calif., is the first student-athlete to commit to the Aggies during the early signing period.

"Drew's commitment to UC Davis addresses a specific need for us," says Stewart. "He's an excellent shooter, and that's something we need to improve on."

"Not only is he someone who can shoot from the perimeter, he's a scorer who can get to the basket," adds Stewart. "So he'll provide us with versatility."

The 6-4, 185 guard helped lead Clayton Valley to a 20-10 record as a junior. In addition, he averaged 20 points and seven steals last year. He was a First-Team All-League and Second-Team All-State selection. His 20 points per game led the Bay Valley Athletic League. The Clayton, Calif., native also received First-Team All-Metro honors from the San Francisco/Oakland area by Street & Smith's.

"I am thrilled Drew is going to a Division I school and one that's in our area. I know that was his goal," says Clayton Valley HS head coach Troy Sullivan. "He's excited to be going to a place where he's probably going to have the opportunity to play almost right away and help build an emerging program."

"He's a great fit for the school," says Joe Fuca, who is the head coach of The Lakeshow, an AAU team based in San Ramon, Calif., that Menez played for. "He had several schools go after him, and he decided UC Davis was right for him. It's great for UC Davis to get him."

UC Davis (0-1) embarks on a two-game road trip this weekend with games at Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Sunday. Both games can be heard on KSAC 1240-AM and www.ucdavisaggies.com.