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CSU Bakersfield guard Durham eligible immediately

Rod Barnes

Rod Barnes


With a front court rotation led by all-conference big man Aly Ahmed and another postseason honors candidate in Kevin Mays, CSU Bakersfield is one of the teams entertaining hopes of challenging defending champion New Mexico State for WAC supremacy in 2015-16. Friday the school announced that it has received some good news regarding one of their new additions, bolstering their perimeter rotation in the process.

Damiyne Durham, who joined the program in January after beginning his career at Baylor, has been granted immediate eligibility. Durham, who was redshirting at Baylor when he left the program, was expected to be eligible to take the floor for the Roadrunners in game action in January 2016.

Now that he’s able to play in games immediately, the high-scoring guard (he scored more than 2,700 points in high school) can establish in-game chemistry with his teammates from the start as opposed to having to hit the ground running mid-season.

Redshirt sophomore Brett Wrapp was part of the Roadrunners’ perimeter rotation, making six starts (33 games) and averaging 4.4 points and 3.4 assists per contest. No other guard on the CSU Bakersfield roster saw action least season, so having Durham available immediately is a much-needed development for the program. Junior college transfers Dedrick Basile and Justin Pride will also be key figures for CSUB.