Medder Signs Letter of Intent with Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa basketball coach Doug
Wojcik announced today the signing of point guard Donte Medder to a
Medder, a 6'1" 190-pound guard, is considered one of the nation's
top point guards by ESPN.com with a national ranking of No. 14 among
prep point guards. He is also ranked by Bob Gibbons All-Star Sports
Report as the 140th top senior in the nation.
He was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Mesa
(Ariz.) High School. As a senior, Medder averaged 22.6 points, 5.0
assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He shot 47-percent from the
field and 35-percent from three-point range in leading his team to a
15-10 record. He also converted 79 percent of his free throws.
Medder was a first-team all-state selection by both the Arizona
Republic and the East Valley Tribune. He also earned first-team
all-East Valley Region honors as a junior and senior. In his junior
campaign, Medder averaged 14.0 points and 6.0 assists while teaming
up with the Arizona Player of the Year Aaron Fuller, now at the
University of Iowa.
During his career, Medder totaled 1,032 points in his three seasons.
"There is no question that Donte is the best point guard at Mesa
High School in my 11 years here, and I've been told that he's
probably the best in the history of the school," said Mesa High
School Head Coach Shane Burcar.
"Donte is a pure scorer who can get to the rim, shoot the
three-pointer and gets to the free throw line. He is a flat-out
scorer. He's great in transition," added Burcar. "Off the court,
Donte is a high character young man. You cannot find a better
"We're excited to have Donte join our team," said Wojcik. "He's a
highly-ranked player at his position. He is in the mold of a true
point guard, which we do not have in our program, so it is critical
from that standpoint. Donte can run a team. He has been very
well-coached. His dad, who is a head women's coach at Scottsdale
Community College, and his high school coach have instilled in him
great fundamentals and instincts. Donte is a great addition to our