By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Tyrell Corbin, a point guard who is the son of Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, has signed a letter of intent with Cal State Bakersfield's basketball program.
Corbin, a 6-foot tall, 180-pounder, is transferring from Salt Lake (City) Community College, where he helped lead that team to a 29-5 record.
Corbin averaged 10.3 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game his sophomore season.
As a freshman, he played at UC Davis, where he started 23 of the 30 games he played. He averaged 6.3 points and three assists.
"We are excited that Tyrell decided to be part of our basketball family," CSUB coach Rod Barnes said. "He is a pure point guard who is a good floor general with a great feel for the game and a high IQ.
"He's a pass-first point guard who can score when needed."
Tyrone Corbin played for DePaul and had more than 1,000 NBA games over a 15-year career for eight franchises.
"Tyrell has great genes," Barnes said. "His dad was a great college player and spent several seasons in the NBA. It's always nice to sign a coach's son and Tyrell will play an important role on next year's team."
The younger Corbin had an outstanding career at West High School in Salt Lake City, where he was an all-state selection three times and was named "Mr. Basketball" by the Deseret News in 2011.
CSUB water polo loses tourney opener
BERKELEY -- Second-ranked USC handed Cal State Bakersfield a 21-5 loss Friday in the first round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.
The Trojans (22-1) outscored CSUB 12-1 in the second half.
Janelle Shelby had two first-period goals for the Roadrunners (12-23). Sam Shead, Jessica Browning and Amanda Nesbit had the other CSUB goals.
CSUB faces San Jose State today at 11 a.m.
CSUB swimmer Huxhold gets special invite
Cal State Bakersfield men's swimmer Mitchell Huxhold, a sophomore from Escondido, has been selected for the USA Swimming Men's National Open Water Select Camp, which will be held June 4-8 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Huxhold is one of eight athletes selected off the top 2012 times in the Swims database in the 1,500-meter freestyle.
This season, Huxhold set four individual and relay CSUB records. He won the 500-yard freestyle at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships.
Spring BBQ on May 9
Cal State Bakersfield will hold its 41st annual spring athletics barbecue on Thursday, May 9, in the Icardo Center.
The event will include a silent auction on items that include premier tickets for L.A. Dodgers and Angels games along with vacation packages, signed sports memorabilia and wine.
Tickets purchased in advance are $30 with tickets bought the day of the event cost $35. The dinner is a choice of a New York steak or teriyaki chicken.
All proceeds go to the Roadrunner athletic scholarship fund.
CSUB administrator on NCAA board
Cal State Bakersfield athletics administrator Cindy Goodmon has been appointed to serve as a member of the NCAA Division I Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet. The appointment is effective immediately and expires on July 1, 2014.
Goodmon is CSUB's senior associate athletic director for internal operations and is also the university's senior women's administrator.
The cabinet she is joining is responsible for recruiting matters which include studying and making recommendations to the NCAA Leadership Council and Legislative Council concerning the recruiting process in intercollegiate athletics and oversees conduct and employment of athletics personnel issues.
At CSUB, Goodmon directly supervises women's basketball, softball and men's and women's swimming and is involved in the facilities and finance operations of the athletic department.
BYU sweeps CSUB in softball doubleheader
PROVO, Utah -- Brigham Young University swept Cal State Bakersfield Friday in a Pacific Coast Softball Conference doubleheader, 4-1 and 13-6.
CSUB (14-31, 9-13 PCSC) scored in the fifth inning of the opener on Karissa Veiga's RBI double.
BYU (25-22, 14-4 PCSC) had its season high of 15 hits in the second game. BYU scored six runs in the first and led 10-4 after three innings.
Shay Fryer and Sydney Raeber had two hits and two RBIs each for the Roadrunners in the second game.
CSUB concludes its season today with another doubleheader at BYU.