Jamison Decides to Attend NCAA Champion Kansas

Alonzo Jamison, the co-state community college basketball player of the year at Rancho Santiago College last season, Tuesday signed a national letter of intent to attend Kansas next fall.

Jamison, a 6-foot 6-inch freshman forward who shared co-player of the year honors with Columbia’s Jerry Anderson, was also the Orange Empire Conference’s most valuable player. He averaged 19.5 points and 12 rebounds to lead the conference in both categories.

“They came in late,” Jamison said of national champion Kansas. “I visited there last weekend and really liked it. It (Lawrence, Kan.) is a college town and that’s what I need.”


Jamison attended Santa Ana Valley High School and averaged 25.5 points and was the Century League most valuable player as a senior during the 1985-86 season.

He had signed to play at Oregon State after high school but was ruled academically ineligible and sat out the 1986-87 season. He returned to play at Rancho Santiago last winter as a freshman and led the Dons to a 25-8 record and a second-place finish in the conference behind Cypress.

Jamison, who said he was also considering Oregon State and San Diego State, becomes the second player from Rancho Santiago to sign a letter of intent this season. Kenny Ammann, a sophomore guard, signed to play at Stanford next fall.