AZUSA, Calif. -- Robert Sandoval, a 6-foot, 175 pound point guard out of Clovis (Calif.) East High, has signed a scholarship offer to play basketball at NAIA power Azusa Pacific University.
Sandoval, who averaged 17 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals this past season, led the Timberwolves to a 25-8 record and the CIF Central Section crown. He earned all-state division I recognition for his play along with All-CIF honors. He was a 2-time Tri-River Athletic League honoree and a 2-time Fresno Bee All-Star Team selection.
“Robert wears the title of ‘impact player,’” said Azusa Pacific head coach Justin Leslie. “He is tough, relentless and extremely smart about the game. Above all, though, he is blessed with tremendous character. He is a natural leader with a great career ahead of him at Azusa Pacific.”
Sandoval paced Clovis East to a combined 50-13 record over the past 2 seasons.
He joins an Azusa Pacific program that is regarded among the elite in the NAIA. Last year, the Cougars went 28-10 and advanced to the NAIA championship game, falling 84-83 in the final seconds to Oklahoma Baptist University.
Azusa Pacific is California’s winningest 4-year college program over the past 18 seasons, posting a 513-129 (.800) record which includes 13 Golden State Athletic Conference championships and 2 NAIA championship game appearances. The Cougars have qualified for 15 consecutive NAIA Tournaments, the second longest active streak in the nation.