May 21, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- In need of a strong frontcourt presence for the 2013-14 campaign, Coach Chuck Martin has announced the signing of Zach Stalin from Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington.
The 6-5, 240-pound forward played two years for Coach Chris Scrimsher, blossoming during a sophomore season in which he averaged 15.2ppg and 9.8rpg while leading the Orcas to a second-place finish in the North Division of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC). He shot 50% from the field and a remarkable 52% from behind the arc.
Of his first-team All-NWAACC player, Scrimsher said, “It’s rare to coach an athlete of Zach’s size with his abilities. Zach has developed a very diverse set of skills. He can play with his back to the basket, step out and hit a three-pointer, or attack like a guard.
“He is effective at many different levels and has a high basketball IQ. In addition, and more importantly, Zach is a supportive teammate, a student athlete and an all-around good person.”
On his joining the Mustangs this coming fall, Martin commented, “We are really excited and fortunate to have a commitment from Zach. I believe he is the prototypical big man you need at this level to win. He is skilled, athletic, and has a great feel for the game. He gives us someone who can play inside and outside at the offensive end and he has been a dominant rebounder at the community college level.
“He is a wonderful young man who will be a great fit here at The Master’s College.”
Stalin should be a candidate for major minutes on a team that finished 16-14 last year and opens a new season on November 1 at Notre Dame de Namur University.