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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 1:51 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006

UH to get high-scoring hoops player

By Dayton Morinaga
Advertiser Staff Writer

Riley Luettgerodt, a high-scoring wing player, said today he will play for the University of Hawai'i men's basketball next season.

Luettgerodt, who is 6 feet 5 and 210 pounds, averaged 26.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists last season as a sophomore at Chemeketa Community College (Ore.). He scored a school-record 53 points in one game during the season.

"I really liked the style of play that Hawai'i runs," Luettgerodt said. "And obviously you can't beat Hawai'i as far as being a beautiful place."

Luettgerodt led the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges in scoring, and was selected the most valuable player of the NWAAC Southern Division.

He said he will send his official letter of intent to the UH coaches by tomorrow. He will be a junior next season and will have two seasons of eligibility.

Luettgerodt will be the fourth recruit to sign with the Rainbow Warriors for next season. The others are 6-8 forward Alex Veit, 6-2 point guard Todd Lowenthal, and 7-foot center Todd Follmer.