New men’s basketball coach Jim Les is already leaving his mark on the program.
It was announced on Wednesday that UC Davis signed point guard Tyrell Corbin to join the men’s basketball squad in the fall, one of the biggest names to join the Aggies in recent memory.
Corbin, the son of current Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin, was named Mr. Basketball in Utah for the 2010-11 season as the best prep basketball player in the state. He led his high school, West High School, to the state 4A Championship in 2009 as a sophomore.
Les is familiar with the Corbin family after he played alongside Tyrone in his final year in the NBA as a member of the Atlanta Hawks.
“In Ty we add a proven winner and floor general to our basketball program,” Les said. “He combines work ethic, talent and impeccable character to embody the type of all-around student athlete we need at UC Davis to be successful.”
Corbin will have big shoes to fill as last year’s leading scorers Mark Payne and Joe Harden were lost to graduation.
– Jason Alpert