The Fresno State men's basketball team returns its top two scorers for the 2013-14 season.
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.
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2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Played in 22 out of Bulldogs' 30 games, including five starts ... on the season, he averaged 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game ... swatted a team-best 39 blocks ... made 37 out of 98 (37.8 percent) field goal attempts ... went 17-for-37 (45.9 percent) at the free throw line ... logged a total of 360 minutes of action with an average of 16.4 minutes per game ... scored a season-best 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with seven rebounds and six blocks in road game at Washington State on Dec. 9 ... grabbed season-high 11 rebounds to help the Bulldogs to their regular-season ending 61-52 victory at UNLV ... also dished out six assists and recorded six steals.
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.
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