Bulldogs' guard Tyler Johnson was named the team's Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 season by the Fresno State coaching staff; roster taking shape for 2013-14 season.
Fresno State heads into the Mountain West Basketball Championships as the No. 7 seed and riding the momentum of two straight quality conference wins.
Johnson's 21 points led the way for the Bulldogs.
Kevin Olekaibe led Fresno State with a team-high 18 points on 6-for-6 shooting from 3-point range.
The Fresno State men's basketball team heads to Fort Collins for a Wednesday night Mountain West battle with Colorado State.
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Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2012
HIGH SCHOOL: A local standout for Fresno's San Joaquin Memorial High School ... the 7-foot center was ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of California and the 55th best player in the nation in the 2012 ESPNU 100 ... as a senior, he averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks per game ... named the co-Player of the Year in the County/Metro Athletic Conference.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 5, 1994 in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Ceylon Sherman and Benny Bowie ... has two brothers, Jereol Walker and Marcus Becote, and one sister, Tymeika Becote ... brother Jereol plays basketball for the University of Texas-Permian Basian ... former AAU teammates playing Division I basketball include Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Demetrius Morant (UNLV) and Winston Shepard (SDSU) ... favorite athlete is his brother Jereol because he is his hero and an athletic machine ... biggest athletic thrill is dunking all over opponents ... most admires his mom because she is always there with him ... chose to attend Fresno State because he was born a Bulldog ... also recruited by Kansas State, Louisville and Georgetown ... majoring in social work.