Former Brawley Union High School basketball standout Jermaine Lofton recently committed to play basketball at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
"The coaches told me it was a good school," said Lofton. "They lost their whole team to graduation so I decided to go help them out."
The 6-foot-6-inch Lofton played the past two seasons for San Diego Mesa College. Last season he averaged 8.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while helping Mesa to a 19-10 record. Lofton thinks it was the time spent in San Diego has helped him move on to William Penn, which competes at the NAIA level.
"It helped out a lot," he said. "In the summer I played against bigger, stronger guys and it got me better."