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Men's Hoops Lands TTU Transfer Minaya

August 18, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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David Minaya becomes Ritchie McKay's first Liberty Division I transfer.

David Minaya becomes Ritchie McKay's first Liberty Division I transfer.

Liberty head men's basketball coach Ritchie McKay announced that David Minaya has transferred into his program from Tennessee Tech of the Ohio Valley Conference.

"David will bring a level of athleticism and passion to our program," said McKay. "He started 14 games as a freshman and comes into our program very highly thought of."

Minaya (Hoboken, N.J.) is a 6-6 guard who will have three seasons of eligibility with the Flames, after concluding his freshman campaign with the Golden Eagles. Minaya won't officially be a sophomore until the 2009-10 season for the Flames, after he is required to sit out this season due to the mandatory NCAA transfer rule for Division I men's basketball.

"We are excited about his passion for the game, which will be an asset for us in practice during his year off," commented McKay. "I am really delighted to have David in our program, and I feel he has a wonderful chance to be an impact player for us during the 2009-10 season."

During his lone season at Tennessee Tech, Minaya started 14 games while appearing in all 32 of the team's contests. In his first collegiate action at Rutgers, Minaya tallied 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, while playing only 18 minutes. Minaya made his first collegiate start at Oregon State, scoring 11 points in 13 minutes on 3-of-4 shooting, including a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc.

Over the course of the season, Minaya averaged 3.7 points per game, while averaging 14.0 minutes played per contest.

Minaya matriculated at Tennessee Tech out of Oldsmar Christian in Oldsmar, Fla. While starting for the Eagles, Minaya was part of two straight district titles, while averaging 22.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a sophomore. As a junior, Minaya tallied 19.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest. His Oldsmar Christian squad was district runner-up his senior year, when he tallied 20.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

Minaya was named all-county all three of his varsity seasons at Oldsmar Christian, including being voted second-team all-Sun Coast Conference as a senior. One of Minaya's high school coaches was his father, Rangel.