UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Cedric Clarington, a 6’3” guard from Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Wash. to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. By Lowell Peterson University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Cedric Clarington, a 6’3” guard from Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Wash. to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. “We are pleased Cedric decided to attend Montana Western," Keller said of his newest recruit. “He can play all three guard positions as well as guard any position on the floor. Cedric will bring some much-needed speed and athleticism to the Bulldog backcourt.” Clarington helped the Bellevue Community College (BCC) Bulldogs win their final 10 regular season games to claim the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) North Division championship with a record of 14-2. The Bulldogs finished the season with an overall record of 21-8. Clarington was BCC’s leading scorer this past season with 414 points, good for an average of 14.8 points per game. He shot 44.6 percent from the field (141-316) and 72.2 percent from the free throw line (114-161). Clarington also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. His strong season and team leadership earned Clarington the honor of being a first team NWAACC North Region selection. Bellevue placed seventh in the 2011 NWAACC tournament. In the four tournament games Clarington averaged 17.8 points per game, scoring 15, 21, 17 and 18 points respectively. His strong play earned him second team honors at the tournament. Clarington attended Cleveland High School in Seattle, Wash. He is the son of Adriane Tillery and plans to major in business at Montana Western.
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