The roster of Tacoma Community College’s men’s basketball team is a Who’s Who list of former South Sound high school standouts.
Incoming players include Gig Harbor’s Geoff McIntosh, Beamer’s Kevin Davis and Vladi Aficiuc, Curtis Dom Williams, Mount Tahoma’s Josh Lord, Wilson’s Demetrius Smith, Kentwood’s Tre Tyler, Bethel’s Brandon Magee and Foss’ Nate Walker.
Here’s the complete press release from TCC coach Carl Howell:
The TCC Men’s basketball program has brought in an impressive recruiting class headlined by some the area’s top talent. Transfers Jarrell Canaday-Banks ( Western Washington) & Geoff McIntosh ( Northern Oklahoma ) and the area’s top high school talent 6’9 Kevin Davis from Beamer, who has already given the Washington Huskies a verbal commitment.
Canaday-Banks hails from Mount Rainier high school in Des Moines where he averaged 21.4ppg, 5rpg, & 4apg as a Senior where he earned all Seamount and all state honors in 2009 prior to redshirting at Western Washington last season. McIntosh averaged 19ppg while earning all Narrows & all state honors in 07-08 while a senior at Gig Harbor high school. McIntosh played for his father legendary coach Lyle McIntosh who just recently retired. McIntosh averaged 10ppg in 08-09 at Northern Oklahoma JC prior to red shirting this past season. Davis was named SPSL MVP & was also one of the state’s top preps averaged a remarkable 21.6ppg, 15.8rpg & 6.8 blocks as a senior this past season at Todd Beamer. Davis is expected to sign a National Letter of intent with Washington in November.
The Titans also brought in some of the area’s top talent in Dominque Williams, Josh Lord, Demetrius Smith, Tre Tyler and Vladi Aficiuc. Williams earned all SPSL and honorable mention all state honors at Curtis high school where he also averaged 18 ppg. Lord was a all Narrows selection at Mt. Tahoma where he averaged 17 ppg and 7 apg. Smith, an All-Narrows selection led Wilson to the state semi finals while averaging 13 ppg, 5 rpg and 4 apg. Tyler, who is the younger brother of former Titan and current Central Washington guard Toussaint Tyler, led his Kentwood team to the 4A state championship while earning all SPSL honors & averaging 12 ppg and 5apg. Aficiuc a teammate of Davis’ at Beamer had a injury-plagued senior season but, still manged to average 8 ppg and 6 apg while earning all SPSL honorable mention.
In addition to the newcomers the Titans return two impact redshirts 6’4 Brandon Magee and 6’5 Nate Walker. Magee redshirted last season after transferring from Eastern Arizona where he averaged 6.6 ppg & 4.1 rpg in 08-09. As a senior Magee was the SPSL MVP while averaging 23ppg at Bethel. Walker earned all Narrows honors while averaging 10 ppg and 8rpg as a senior at Foss. Walker was also named MVP of the 2009 Cloud 9 all star game after his 26 point and 15 rebound performance.
The Titans return 3 starters Chris Holmes, Jordan Coby & Jerae Johnson off last season’s 25-4 Western Region Champion & NWAACC Final 4 team
“We are really excited about this year’s recruiting class, we wanted to improve our perimeter shooting, add more quickness and have a big time go to guy in the post. I think this class accomplishes all of these things and gives us tremendous depth at every position” said TCC Head Coach Carl Howel.l