Two Junior College Players Sign with BYU

Cougars Add to November Top-20 Recruiting Class

PROVO -- Josh Reisman, a 6-foot-1 combo guard from San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif., and Keena Young, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, have signed national letters of intent to enroll at BYU and play basketball for the Cougars next fall.

"Josh and Keena will provide much needed depth on the guard line," BYU coach Steve Cleveland said. "Josh is a combo guard with good offensive skills who will compete at both guard positions. Keena has a good mid-range game and has an opportunity to provide critical help at the 3-position as a defender and offensive rebounder."

Reisman (pronounced Reese-mun) averaged 14.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a sophomore at San Jose City College during the 2003-04 season. Playing with an injured hand for much of the season, Reisman shot 43 percent from the floor, 33 percent from three point range, and 71 percent from the free throw line while helping the Jaguars to a 19-9 record. He posted season highs of 28 points, six rebounds and six assists playing primarily the shooting guard position.

The Washington State 3A Player of the Year, Reisman signed with Gonzaga University after lettering three years as a point guard at Mount Vernon High School. He redshirted the 2001-02 season in Spokane before playing in 30 of 33 games for the 2002-03 Gonzaga team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before a double-overtime defeat to top-seeded Arizona in Salt Lake City. Reisman scored a season-high 12 points against Long Beach State while averaging 3.2 points and 1.1 rebounds as a reserve behind Gonzaga All-American Blake Stepp.

Reisman comes to Provo with two years of eligibility remaining.

Young averaged 9.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a freshman at South Plains College in 2003-04. A good mid-range shooter, the 6-foot-6 swingman shot 47 percent from the floor while helping the Texans achieve a 24-9 record and second-place finish in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

The Beaumont, Texas, native was a two-time Texas All-State player at Ozen High School where he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a senior. He signed out of high school with the University of Memphis along with classmate Kendrick Perkins but decided to attend South Plains College after Perkins chose to enter the 2003 NBA draft.

As a sophomore this fall, Young will have four seasons to play three for the Cougars.

Reisman and Young will join some highly regarded high school recruits who committed to play for BYU during the early signing period in November. David Burgess, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center from Woodbridge High School in Irvine, Calif.; Chris Miles, a 6-foot-10 225-pound forward from Timpview High School in Provo, Utah; and Trent Plaisted, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward from Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas; will also be on the Cougar roster for the 2004-05 season. Burgess, Miles and Plaisted were part of BYU's top-20 November recruiting class that was rated third best in the West.