BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo men's basketball head coach Reggie Witherspoon has announced the signing of three more players for the 2010-11 season. Auraum Nuiriankh (Baltimore, MD/Arundel/Charis Prep), Jarod Oldham (Decatur, IL/Eisenhower) and Corey Raley-Ross (Charlotte, NC/Harding) will join the Bulls next season along with November signees Cameron Downing (Tulsa, OK/Memorial) andJavon McCrea (Newark, NY/Newark).
Nuiriankh is a 6-5, 195-lb. swingman from Baltimore. He played at Charis Prep in North Carolina last season for head coach Carlos Peralta where he averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game. He helped lead Charis to a 35-6 record last season. He graduated from Arundel High School in his hometown of Baltimore, MD where he played for Jeff Starr. He averaged 20 points per game his senior season en route to earning Baltimore Sun All-Anne Arundel County First Team honors. He participated in the Charm City Challenge in the Baltimore vs. United States game.
"Auraum is very athletic and shoots it very well," Witherspoon said. "In high school he played around the basket. He went to prep school and expanded his game to the perimeter. He gives us a lot of length on the perimeter. Auraum is a very good defender."
Oldham is a 6-3, 185-lb. guard from Decatur, IL. He averaged 18.6 points and 7.2 rebounds his senior season at Eisenhower High School for head coach Eric Newbon. He was named All-State Honorable Mention as well as All-Conference and All-County.
"Jarod is a hard-nosed player," Witherspoon said. "He's a gritty kid who has great size for a point guard. He's very athletic, very quick and very explosive. He's a very personable kid who lights up the room when he comes in."
Raley-Ross is a 6-3, 185-lb. guard from Charlotte, NC. He was named the Mega 7 Conference Player of the Year as senior at Harding High School where he played for head coach Walter Aikens. He averaged 20.3 points, four assists and three rebounds per game as a senior en route to earning All-Charlotte Observer Second Team honors. He also played in the NC/SC All-Star Game.
"Corey is a big time scorer in North Carolina. He scored a lot of points," Witherspoon said. "He is blessed with having an older brother who was a terrific player at South Carolina. We're really excited to have Corey."
Also joining the Bulls next season will be Downing and McCrea who both signed in November. Downing averaged 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting a sizzling 72 percent from the field during senior season. He was named the Tulsa World All-State Player of the Year. McCrea averaged 22.4 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots his senior season at Newark High School. He was named the All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year and earned All-State First Team honors.