Northridge, Calif. – Landon Drew knows how to play basketball.
Drew, a 6-0, 175-point-guard, enjoyed an excellent senior season (2011-12) at basketball power Fairfax High School (Los Angeles, Ca), and will now take his hoops talents to Cal State Northridge where he has signed a national letter of intent to start playing for the Matadors in 2012-13, according to Matador head coach Bobby Braswell.
"Landon is a coaches' point-guard," said Braswell. "What I really appreciate about Landon is that he is a player who looks to get his team in the right offense and also the right defense. He is a pass-first point-guard who also has the ability to score. We are really excited to have Landon join the Northridge basketball family."
Drew averaged 14.5 points, 7.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game in 2011-12. Drew's contributions helped Fairfax HS to a 20-10 record and a 10-2 mark in league play. His excellent play helped Fairfax High School reach the second round of the Los Angeles All-City playoffs. For his efforts, Drew was named Most Outstanding Player in the Western League.
His excellent season resulted in several post-season honors including first team All-Los Angeles City section.
"I really felt comfortable with the Northridge coaches, and they felt I could make a valuable contribution to the success of Matador basketball in the years ahead," said Drew. "I am excited about being a Matador."
Landon Drew comes from excellent basketball roots. Landon's brother, Larry, redshirted in 2011-12 at UCLA after transferring from the University of North Carolina. Landon's father, Larry, played ten seasons in the NBA and is in his second season as head coach with the Atlanta Hawks.
"Landon comes from a great line of point-guards in the family with his father and brother," said Braswell. "Landon knows how to play the game, and understands the game. Landon has been around the game of basketball his whole life and we think that will contribute greatly to his success at the college level."
Drew is the third high school senior to sign with the Cal State Northridge basketball program this year. Back in November, 2011, Donovan Johnson and Brandon Perry signed National Letters of Intents with the Matadors. Johnson and Perry enjoyed successful senior campaigns.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, averaged 20.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 1.4 blocks per game in helping Palisades High School to a 17-11 season and a 10-2 mark in the highly competitive Western League.
Johnson's top games included 42 points against Manual Arts High School, and 31 points in the season opener against Torrance High School.
For his efforts, he was named MVP of the Western League, and to the All-Los Angeles City team.
Perry, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound, forward, helped lead Taft High School (Woodland Hills, Calif.) to the Los Angeles City Section Division I Boy's title. Taft chalked up a 29-5 record, and a 10-0 mark in league play. For his efforts, Perry was named to the All-Los Angeles City Boy's team.