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News Nuggets, 05.12.05
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Bearcats land Kentucky's 'Mr. Basketball'


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Cincinnati has signed point guard Domonic Tilford of Jeffersontown High School in Louisville to a National Letter of Intent, Bearcats coach Bob Huggins announced earlier this week.

Tilford, who becomes the seventh member of Cincinnati's 2005-06 recruiting class, was most recently named Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky.

The 5-11, 160-pounder was a first team All-State selection following his senior season after averaging 20.6 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds while leading Jeffersontown High School to a 29-5 record and a berth in the regional finals.

Tilford, who was also named the Louisville Courier Journal and Kentucky's Associated Press Player of the Year, shot 45 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line.

“Domonic is a very talented player who can do a lot of things,” Huggins said in a statement. “He plays with a lot of energy and will be an integral part of our up and coming young backcourt here at Cincinnati.”

Only the 18th player in Louisville high school basketball history to top the 2,000-point mark, Tilford will compete this summer in the Kentucky-Indiana High School All-Star games.

Tilford is the third spring signee for the Bearcats, joining Ivan Johnson (6-8, F, San Antonio, TX) and DeAndre Coleman (6-6, F, Stone Mountain, GA).

Cincinnati signed four players during the fall signing period: Devan Downey (5-10, G, Chester, SC), Tyree Evans (6-3, G, Richmond, VA), Abdul Herrera (6-10, C, Miami, FL), and junior college transfer Cedric McGowan (6-7, F, Miami, FK) from Kilgore College in Texas.

From a Cincinnati Athletics report.

Heart problem caused player's sudden death

LOUISVILLE — Western Kentucky basketball player Danny Rumph died because of a heart condition, the school said Wednesday.

Rumph collapsed and died Sunday during a pickup game in his hometown of Philadelphia.

The 21-year-old junior guard had cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death.

He was visiting his family when he died.

Funeral services were scheduled for May 16 in Philadelphia. Arrangements were being made for a memorial service in Bowling Green.

The 6-foot-2 Rumph started 29 of 31 games last season, averaging nine points and three assists.

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