Wednesday June 3, 2009
AIKEN, S.C. – USC Aiken head men’s basketball coach Vince Alexander announced on Wednesday, June 3 that Mike Technow would be transferring from NCAA Division I American University to play for the Pacers.
Technow will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Technow joins three others who have already signed to play for USC Aiken in the offseason. He is the third NCAA Division I transfer for the Pacers, joining former Winthrop guard Byron Faison and Oklahoma forward Kyle Cannon. The trio of Pacer newcomers will be joined by true freshman Re’Mon Nelson out of Canal Winchester High School in Canal Winchester, Ohio.
“Mike will be a tremendous asset for our basketball program,” remarked Alexander. “He is a tremendous student-athlete who will compete for playing time immediately. His size and athletic ability will help us immensely. We feel that he could be a very explosive player for us and be one of the better players in the Peach Belt Conference in the near future.”
The 6-foot-9 center/power forward played in just four games for American last year, but coming out of Boca Raton High School in Boca Raton, Fla. he was a highly touted prospect.
Technow averaged 13.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game as a senior at Boca Raton, leading his high school team to an 18-7 record and the No. 1 seed in the tough 6A District of Florida.
Strong in the classroom, Technow graduated 29th in his high school senior class.
Technow joins a USC Aiken men’s basketball program that under the guidance of Alexander has become a national force in NCAA Division II over the past couple of seasons.