July 13, 2012

California Native McClellan Returns Home

FULLERTON, CA - Steven McClellan, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound center from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has signed a grant-in-aid agreement to continue his academic and athletic career at Cal State Fullerton it was announced on Friday.

"We believe Steven will add some much needed size and strength to our frontline," Titans' Interim Head Coach Andy Newman said. "He is a tough, hard-nosed player who will add a great deal of physicality to our program."

McClellan becomes the fourth transfer to the Titans' program this off-season, joining Michael Williams (University of San Francisco), Givon Crump (Pasadena City College), and Chris Carvin (American River Community College). Due to NCAA transfer rules, McClellan must sit out the 2012-13 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

A native of Fresno, Calif., who prepped at Edison HS, McClellan averaged 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in two seasons with the Warhawks of the Sun Belt Conference while shooting just over 48 percent from the field. 

He posted his best season as a sophomore in 2011-12, averaging 7.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg while hitting on 46 percent from the field and blocking 14 shots.

Last season, McClellan reached double figures seven times in 22 appearances and led the team in rebounding 11 times, scoring a career-high 16 points at UNLV and setting a career high with 13 boards in 20 minutes against North Texas.

As a freshman, he averaged 5.1 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting just under 51 percent from the floor.