BOISE, Idaho Greg Graham, head men’s basketball coach at Boise State University, announced today that Sean Imadiyi, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward from Arizona Western College has signed a National Letter of Intent.
“Sean is a long athletic four-man who runs the floor very well and can really finish around the basket,” Graham said. “He is also a very good defender who understands how to play and will fit into our system very well.”
Imadiyi (Uh-mod-ee) was a National Junior College Athletic Association third-team All-America pick after averaging 16.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. He earned both first-team All-Region I and All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors. Imadiyi led the conference and finished among the top six in the nation in field goal percentage making 71 percent of his shots. He was also named the ACCAC Player of the Week once.
Imadiyi, who originally signed with New Mexico out of high school, led Arizona Western to a regular season championship with a 26-3 record, 20-2 in league games.
As a high school senior, Imadiyi averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while leading Corona Del Sol High School to the Arizona Sate 5A championship game in 2006. He was named the Central Region Player of the Year after setting a school record with 68 blocks in a season.
Imadiyi is the third member of the 2008 Boise State recruiting class. He joins forward Robert Arnold and guard La’Shard Anderson who committed during the November early signing period.
Arnold was a first-team all-state pick while playing at Antelope Valley College last season. He averaged 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Anderson earned honorable mention All-Orange Empire Conference honors for Irvine Valley College as a freshman last season after averaging 10 points and 3.5 assists per game.