Jan. 2, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge men's basketball program and head coach Bobby Braswell have announced the signing of Frankie Eteuati and Jordan Mitchell to National Letters of Intent to play for the Matadors.
Eteuati and Mitchell will enter Cal State Northridge in the Fall of 2010.
Eteuati, a 6-foot-9 forward from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently averaging more than 19 points per game this year in helping lead his team to a current record of 11-4. Last year, Eteuati averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game last year as a junior starter. Eduati ranks #117 on ESPN.com's list of small forwards. He also considered Fresno State, Nevada, Eastern Washington, Montana State and George Washington.
"I'm ecstatic, proud and also honored to have a chance to coach Frankie," said Braswell. "He's the son of one of my former players at Long Beach State and never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine coaching one of my former player's sons. We're happy to have him. He's an outstanding basketball player. He's very skilled at 6-foot-9. He will have a chance to play on the perimeter and can also get down on the blocks and post up for us. He's got a great skill set, has a great upside and we think he's already equipped to play at the Division I level. As he gets bigger and stronger, that will make him that much better. He's got a bright future here and we're happy to have him in our program."
Eteuati is also an outstanding volleyball player. Last year, he was among the league's top players in kills and blocks in helping Cathedral to the CIF playoffs for the 12th time in the last 13 years.
Mitchell, a 6-foot-9 forward, hails from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif.
"We're excited to have Jordan as part of our basketball program," said Braswell. "We think he's a young man who has a tremendous upside and a bright future at his size. One of the things you learn in basketball is `you can't teach sign' and Jordan has great length, works extremely hard and is committed to getting better. As he continues to grow, and gets bigger and stronger, we think he can become a big-time force both defensively and offensively for us."
Mitchell, in 2009-10, has helped lead Serra High School to an 12-1 record, a state ranking of sixth, and among the Top 50 schools in the nation.
"Jordan is a very special kid on-and-off the court," said his high school coach Dwan Hurt. "He is one of the hardest workers I've eve coached. He is always willing to learn and to get better which is why he will be great at Cal State Northridge. His best days are ahead of him."