Cal State Northridge
Head coach Bobby Braswell and the Matador coaching staff are proud on how hard Tremaine Townsend worked during the summer of 2008 to be much stronger this year ... Tremaine takes great pride in getting better ... Enjoyed an outstanding season (2007-08) in leading the Big West in rebounding (9.8 rpg) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg) ... The Matador coaches feel Tremaine has the capability to produce a double-double (points-rebounds) and more in 2008-09 ... An athletic forward who has an extremely long wing span ... Can block shots, is active and can score on the perimeter and on the inside ... That is important to head coach Bobby Braswell's style of play; post players who can play inside as well as outside.
2007-08 Season (Junior)
A Second Team All-Big West selection ... Voted by the coaches as Defensive Player of the Year & Chairman of the Boards ... First in the Big West in rebounding (9.8 rpg). blocked shots (1.2 bpg) and second in field goal percentage (.525) ... Became the first CSUN player to win the conference rebound and blocked shot titles ... Grabbed ten or more rebounds in 14 games ... In the last ten games, averaged 12.5 rpg ... Led the team in rebounding in 20 games ... Earned Big West Player of the Week honors twice ... Led the team and the league in double-doubles (10) ... Averaged 10.1 ppg ... Grabbed career-highs in rebounds (22) and points (21) along with three blocks and two steals in his first collegiate start at UCD (2/9/08) ... The 22 rebounds were two short of the school record and six short of the league record ... The 22 rebounds was a Big West best this year ... Blocked a school record 37 shots ... A Big West All-Tournament selection following a 16-point, 16-rebound effort vs CSF (3/14/08) ... Voted to the all-tourney team at the Drake Tourney.
A standout student-athlete at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Earned all-state honors as selected by the California Community College Basketball Coaches Association ... Averaged 14.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots during the 2006-07 season in helping Saddleback to a 25-9 overall record, a share of the Orange Empire Conference title (9-3), and in reaching the state tournament semifinals ... Tremaine was selected as co-MVP of the Orange Empire Conference prior to making the all-state team ... Obtained his AA Degree.
North High School
Gained numerous honors as a student-athlete at North High School in Phoenix, Az ... Graduated in 2005.
Born December 11, 1986 in San Diego, Calif. ... Parents are Dawn and Kelly Townsend ... His favorite NBA team is the Phoenix Suns ... His favorite NBA player is Kobe Bryant ... Friday, Rush Hour, and Love & Basketball are three of his favorite movies ... His favorite actor and actress are Denzel Washington and Halle Berry ... Enjoys sea food, especially crab and shrimp, but will pass on sushi ... Favorite band is Outkast ... Chose CSUN because he likes the coaching staff ... His most embarrassing moment was when he scored a basket for the other team ... He says the best thing about being a student-athlete is the recognition you receive ... The toughest thing about being a student-athlete is the conditioning ... His pre-game ritual is to pray and to ask the Good Lord for a good game ... Has one sister, Vashti (14) ... Recreation, Tourism and Management major.