FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2001

Union adds third junior college all-star to 2001 roster

Jackson, Tenn.—The Union University men’s basketball squad has added yet another junior college all-star to the roster for the upcoming 2001-02 season. Matt Noah, a 6-8 forward from Muscle Shoals, Ala. has signed to play his junior and senior seasons with the Bulldogs.

"Matt is a great shooter with lots of experience. We couldn’t be happier to have him come play with us," said head coach Ralph Turner.

Noah transfers to Union from Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals where he averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds per game. Last season, he was selected to the all-region team and played in the Alabama junior college all-star game where he was the most outstanding player, scoring 35 points which includes eight three-pointers.

After graduating from Muscle Shoals High School in 1997, Noah signed with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and then transferred back home to Northwest Shoals for his sophomore season. In high school, Noah averaged 30 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists per game, good enough for a selection as a Street and Smith honorable mention all-American. Other honors on the list of Noah’s high school career include being selected as one of the Top 10 players in Alabama, MVP of the Alabama all-star game, and region player of the year.

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