A former Taiwan youth star and a standout hearing-impaired athlete signed NCAA national letters of intent Wednesday with the Sacramento State and UC Davis men’s basketball programs, respectively.
Jeff Wu, a 6-foot-2 combo guard from Taipei City who moved to the United States as a high school sophomore, will join Sac State next season after completing his senior year at Modesto Christian.
As a junior, Wu averaged 9.4 points, 3.4 assists and shot 50 percent from the floor to help Modesto Christian win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title.
UCD signee Rogers Printup, a 6-5 senior guard at Orange Lutheran in Southern California and the youngest member of the USA National Men’s Deaf Basketball Team, averaged 11.7 points and 2.9 rebounds last season for Orange Lutheran.
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Also signing with Sac State was 6-8 senior forward Joshua Patton from Sierra in Manteca. Patton, who will redshirt next season, averaged 11.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in earning Valley Oak League MVP honors. Patton’s older brother, Jerrod, plays basketball at Fresno State.
Lawrence White, a 6-3 freshman guard at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, is expected to sign with UCD today.
White averaged 7.3 points and was All-Western State Conference South Division honorable mention last season.
Call The Bee’s Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506.