Men's Basketball

 
April 11, 2012

Men’s Basketball Signs Forward Kamren Belin During Late Signing Period

Youngstown – Youngstown State men's basketball Head Coach Jerry Slocum has announced that Kamren Belin (Atlanta, Ga./Walton), 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to continue his basketball and academic career at Youngstown State University.

Last year at Cowley College, Belin, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, scored 349 points and grabbed 225 rebounds for averages of 12.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

He shot well from the field connecting on 46 percent (128-of-276) overall from the floor and 49 percent from 3-point range (27-of-55). He also made 78 percent (66-of-85) of his free-throw attempts.

Belin was also a tremendous shot blocker tallying 53 blocks in just 29 games for an average of 1.8 blocks per game.

Belin felt that Youngstown State was a great fit for him.

"When I visited Youngstown State it just felt right and I really clicked with the players on the court," Belin said. "It's a good league and I think we have a chance to do something big."

Besides being an outstanding basketball player, Slocum was impressed by Belin as a person.

"We are very excited to have Kamren join our program," Slocum said. "He is a quality person and a very gifted all-around basketball player.

"He has the ability to make shots from the perimeter and is a solid offensive player in the post and a great rebounder."

As a freshman, Belin averaged 6.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, and shot 51 percent from the floor.

He averaged 10.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks as a senior at Walton (Ga.) High School.

Belin joins Bobby Hain (Jupiter, Fla.) and Ryan Weber (Indianapolis, Ind.) in the 2012-13 recruiting class.

"We are very excited about our incoming recruiting class of Kamren, Bobby and Ryan," Slocum said.  "All three are exceptional people and players and will help us immediately."