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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Makes Splash With Top Transfer

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The Long Beach State men’s basketball program got a lot better on Wednesday with the announcement that Stanford’s 6’4” point guard Isa Silva has committed to transfer to The Beach for next season.

“Coming into this spring, as a staff we identified the point guard position as our number one recruiting priority, and recruiting a point guard is all about finding the right fit,” LBSU coach Dan Monson said in the official press release. “We believe Silva is a perfect fit for the Beach. He can help win games in a myriad of ways. Isa can score at all three levels, he is an elite passer, and is a natural facilitator.

Silva shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range and averaged 3.5 assists per 40 minutes over the last two seasons at Stanford. He was a consensus Top 100 recruit out of Jesuit High School in Sacramento where he was ranked a No. 53 recruit in the nation by ESPN.

“He is not only a pure point guard. Isa has high-level playing experience with Jesuit High School, Compton Magic and Stanford University,” Monson added. “His charisma and character give him instant credibility as a leader as well. We truly believe he can help elevate our program to the next level.”

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.