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Wednesday, May 08 2013 11:08 PM

Local college notebook: CSUB signs power forward to men's basketball team

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Cal State Bakersfield added size to its men's basketball team, signing of 6-foot-8 forward Antonio Jenifer to a letter of intent.

Jenifer, from Potomac, Md., has two years of eligibility remaining.

He played at Hagerstown Community College, Md., last season where he averaged 21 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and added 49 blocks. His scoring average led the Maryland Junior College Athletic Association. and he was named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American.

Jenifer is the second player CSUB has signed this off-season. The other was Tyrell Corbin, a 6-foot-tall point guard from Salt Lake (City) Community College in Utah who is the son of Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin.

CSUB, which will begin its first season in the Western Athletic Conference this fall, has five players at least 6-foot-7 on its roster for next season.

Nunn signs with Wright St.

Bakersfield College sophomore pitcher Darion Nunn signed a letter of intent with Wright State, BC coach Tim Painton said.

"It's a great fit for him," Painton said. "Rob Cooper, the head coach at Wright State, I've known for years. He's a California JC guy himself and likes California players. They had an opportunity to see Darion earlier in the year. He's left-handed and should be able to step in and compete for a starting spot."

Nunn, a Bakersfield Christian grad, went 4-3 with a 3.96 ERA in 12 games for the Renegades.

Spring BBQ tonight

The 41st annual Cal State Bakersfield athletics spring barbecue will be held today from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Icardo Center.

Tickets bought in advance are $30 apiece and those bought at the door cost $35. Tickets are available at Vons, Russo's Books, Mexicali restaurants and online at GoRunners.com.

The festivities include a silent auction similar to what has been offered in previous years at the Casino Nights. The dinner features a New York steak or teriyaki chicken. Proceeds go to the Roadrunner Scholarship Fund. Tickets for CSUB students are $15 apiece.

CSUB baseball game time

Sunday's baseball game between Seattle and Cal State Bakersfield, CSUB's final home game of the season, will begin at noon at Hardt Field, an hour earlier that originally scheduled.

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