McClain Announces the Signing of Aaron Abrams of San Diego, Calif.

April 12, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headbasketball coach Steve McClain announced today the signing of Aaron Abrams ofRancho Buena Vista High School in San Diego, Calif.

Abrams is a 6-4, 190-pound swingman, who can play both shooting guardand small forward. He was named the CIF-San Diego Section Player of theYear, and was named Third Team All-State by California HI Sports.

He averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game hissenior season and was named to the San Diego County All-Star Game and theDouble Pump Scouting Service All-Star Classic.

"We're very excited to have Aaron Abrams join our program," said UWhead coach Steve McClain. "He's the kind of player, athletically, that I'vebeen talking about. I saw Aaron play last summer, and told my staff thatthis was a kid we wanted to go after. Aaron reminds me a lot of AnthonyBlakes in the way he goes after rebounds and loose balls.

"It came down to Fresno State, San Jose State and us, in terms ofwhere Aaron was going to sign. I think our style of play, combined with thetype of schedule we play and our new league, were all factors in Aaron'sdecision to come here. I also give my staff and our current players a lotof credit for the hard work they put in during recruiting. When Aaron cameon his visit, I think our players really made him feel like he belongedhere."

Abrams was also honored as the Palomar League Player of the Year,North County Times Player of the Year, and was a McDonalds All-Americanominee.