San Antonio – St. Mary’s University men’s basketball coach Jim Zeleznak announced on Thursday the signing of Lorenzo Anthony to a national letter of intent to join the Rattlers, starting with the 2007-08 academic year.

Anthony, a 6’2″ guard from San Antonio, comes to St. Mary’s from North Lake College in Irving. While there he helped the Blazers and coach Tim McGraw to a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Championship in 2006. He averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game to earn All-Metro Athletic Conference recognition.

Prior to his time at NLC he was a standout for coach Art Gonzales at Highlands High School. He earned all-district and all-region recognition, while averaging 22 points and seven rebounds per game. He was a San Antonio Express-News Super Team member and an honorable mention McDonald’s All-American. He helped HHS to a district championship. He also competed on the track and field team at HHS.

“We are very excited that Lorenzo has chosen St. Mary’s,” Zeleznak said. “Lorenzo is a tough, hard nose defender and has shown the ability to do the intangibles that make your team better. He is an excellent addition and should make and immediate contribution.”

Lozano is the third signee for the Rattlers this spring. St. Mary’s finished the 2006-07 season with a 16-12 record, good for third in the Heartland Conference regular season standings.

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