Monday, August 10, 2015

Former Cordia Guard Emmanuel Owootoah Transfers to Lynn University

Former Cordia High School point guard Emmanuel Owootoah has transferred from Fresno State to Lynn University.

Owootah played two seasons at Fresno State before deciding to transfer.

Lynn University is an NCAA Division II school located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Here's a release from LU:

BOCA RATON, Fla.- Lynn University's men's basketball head coach Jeff Price excitedly announced the addition of Emmanuel Owootoah on Friday afternoon. Owootoah comes to Lynn after playing two years at Division I Fresno State and is the final piece to the 2015 recruiting class for the Fighting Knights.

"Emmanuel [Owootoah] brings a wealth of experience to our program and has performed extremely well at a high level," said Price. "We are excited to have him and look forward to having him help us continue to become recognized at the national level."

A 5-foot-11, 175-pound guard out of Toronto, Canada, Owootoah was a top recruit following his senior year at Cordia High School in Hazard, Ky. Arizona, Tennessee, Florida State, UCLA and Kentucky were all in the pursuit of Owootoah out of high school but he chose to attend Fresno State, a traditionally top program in the Mountain West Conference.

As a freshman he appeared in 29 games logging 285 minutes of playing time. That season Fresno State posted a 21-18 overall record and went 9-9 in conference play. During his sophomore campaign Owootoah saw significantly more time playing in 31 games, earning 12 starts while averaging 22.8 minutes per game as the Bulldogs went 15-17 overall and 10-8 in the MWC.

Owootoah is the sixth signee of the 2015 class for Coach Price and his staff as they replace the departure of eight members, including All-District guard Aaron Harrison, from last year's squad that went 21-10 overall and reached the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen.

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