Cameron Retherford Signs with WWU Men's Basketball

June 4, 2018

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head men’s basketball coach Tony Dominguez has announced the first piece of a star-studded recruiting class, with junior college transfer Cameron Retherford set to join the Vikings beginning in the 2018-19 season.
Retherford, a Portland, Oregon native, is a 6-9 power forward out of Portland Community College and previously Benson High School. During his two-year junior college career at Portland CC, Retherford averaged 13.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 0.91 blocks per game while appearing in 59 games (48 starts). He will be a junior in eligibility when he suits up for the Vikings beginning in 2018-19.
“We are excited to have Cameron join the Viking family. His versatility and size fits our system perfectly,” said Dominguez, who will be entering his 7th season leading the program and 24th overall at WWU. “He is a very motivated and talented player, he has a combination of tremendous athleticism and skill that is unique for his position. He also adds a sense of toughness along with his work ethic and we believe Cameron’s potential to be a very successful player, with immediate impact, is extremely high. We feel very fortunate to have Cameron join our program.”
During his sophomore season in 2017-18, Retherford averaged 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while being named First Team Northwest Athletic Conference All-Southern Region. He helped lead the Panthers to the NWAC Final Four, averaging 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in 3 tournament games. Portland CC won the NWAC Southern Division regular-season title with a 13-3 league mark.
Also during his strong sophomore campaign, Retherford was consistent scoring in double-digits in 27 of 32 games, including a string of 19 consecutive games to end the season. He tallied 10 double-doubles. As a freshman in 2016-17, he was named Second Team All-NWAC Southern Region averaging 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
A product of Portland’s Benson High School, Retherford earned Second Team Class 5A Portland Interscholastic Hybrid League All-Conference honors during his senior season in 2014. He was also a standout in track & field during his prep career, breaking the state meet record in the triple jump and placing 2nd in the long jump and 110m hurdles. He began his collegiate career at Texas Tech University where he was a member of the Red Raiders track & field team, placing 7th in the heptathlon at the 2015 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships and 9th in the decathlon at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Also a standout in the classroom, Retherford earned the NWAC Academic Excellence Award in 2017-18 for maintaining a GPA of at least 3.25 and was a 2014 nominee for the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame Sportsperson of the Year Scholarship Award.
Retherford is the first of WWU’s recruiting class that will be announced this week that will debut in 2018-19. Additional signing announcements will be made over the next few days.

CAMERON RETHERFORD CAREER STATISTICS – PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

Minutes

Field Goals

3-Pointers

Free Throws

Rebounds

 

Year

gp-gs

min

avg

fg

fga

pct

fg

fga

pct

ft

fta

pct

off

def

tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

t/o

blk

stl

pts

avg

2016-17

27-24

732

27.1

115

282

.408

22

64

.344

100

120

.833

57

131

188

7.0

89

7

31

41

29

35

352

13.0

2017-18 

32-24

860

26.9

149

331

.450

31

89

.348

104

136

.765

61

187

248

7.8

79

2

43

53

25

33

433

13.5

Career

59-48

1592

27.0

264

613

.431

53

153

.346

204

256

.797

118

318

436

7.4

168

9

74

94

54

68

785

13.3

About WWU Basketball:
One of the premier basketball programs in NCAA Division II, WWU has recorded a 20-win season in eight of the last 10 seasons. WWU is a six-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion and has appeared in the NCAA II Elite 8 three times. The Vikings won the 2011-12 NCAA Division II National Championship and advanced the following season to the NCAA II Final Four. Western has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons, including a 25-6 record in 2016-17 where it won the GNAC regular season and conference championships title, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships as the No. 3 seed in the West Region. The program recently completed its 116th season posting a 21-8 record in 2017-18, and have combined for 1,479 victories and a .591 winning percentage in program history.

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