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Butler Community College Grehlon Easter will join CSU Bakersfield squad in 2020-21

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Posted at 6:52 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 21:52:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Another standout guard has been added to the CSU Bakersfield men's basketball roster for 2020-21 as Head Coach Rod Barnes has announced Grehlon Easter will become a Roadrunner.

A native of Little Rock, Ark., Easter is coming off a successful season with Butler Community College (Kan.).

"We are excited about the signing of Grehlon Easter," said Barnes, who is heading into his 10th season at the helm of the`Runners. "He is a versatile guard who is extremely competitive. He plays with energy and a winner spirit that is contagious. He is a really good defender and he can also score on all three levels."

As a sophomore, Easter averaged a team-high 14.9 points per game for the Grizzlies on 41% shooting from the field. A diverse player, Easter ranked third on the team with 1.9 assists per contest while also adding 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals a game.

Barnes commented on why he believes Easter is a good fit in the CSUB program: "Grehlon has been well coached and he really understands what it takes to win. He fits the profile we needed to shore up our backcourt. We feel his talent and attitude will impact our program immediately."

Bakersfield's mission remains the same as the team heads into the Big West Conference this summer as it was in the Western Athletic Conference: win a league title and play on the national stage next March.