Citrus basketball players decide future

Three more members of the state championship basketball team from
Citrus College have decided on four-year colleges, bringing the Owls
total of players moving on to eight.

The trio recently deciding includes Ayala graduate Jeremy Smith,
Virgil Buensuceso and Montclair High product Nate Richardson. Smith
will attend Division II West Georgia while Buensuceso is headed to
Division II Brigham Young-Hawaii and Richardson to NAIA Rocky
Mountain College.

Smith played just one year at Citrus after transferring from Sonoma
State. He averaged 5.3 points but started the team’s last 15 games
and was noted as its defensive stopper.

Richardson averaged 4.4 points for the Owls, who went 35-1 and
routinely used 14 players.

Those three follow earlier signees Buchi Awaji (Kansas State), A.J.
Gasporra (Texas-San Antonio), Ralph Monday (Northeastern Oklahoma),
Darren Moore (UC Irvine) and Richard Frohlich (Texas-San Antonio).