Men's Basketball |
April 11, 2012
CINCINNATI – Head coach Mick Cronin announced Wednesday that junior college forward Titus Rubles (pronounced ROO-bulls) has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Cincinnati and play basketball for the Bearcats. Rubles will have two years of eligibility with UC beginning in the fall 2012.
The 6-7, 220-pounder from Dallas, Texas, currently attends Blinn College, a community college in Brenham, Texas. Rubles was recently named an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American after averaging 14.5 points and a team-high 9.8 rebounds during the 2011-12 campaign. He shot 50 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free-throw line.
“Titus is a versatile wing forward who fits our style of play,” Cronin said. “He has outstanding athletic ability and brings great physical toughness. He doesn’t mind battling bigger players for rebounds. He also has the ability to guard different positions and excels at making his teammates better.”
A First Team All-Region XIV selection and all-conference honoree, Rubles helped lead the Buccaneers to a 27-7 record and the school’s first appearance in the Region XIV Tournament title game – one game shy of competing in the NJCAA National Championship. He was named a Region XIV All-Tournament First Team selection after averaging 11.5 points and a tournament-best 12.3 rebounds for the Buccaneers during the tournament.
“He’s had a major impact on our program,” Blinn College head coach Tra Arnold said. “Besides being a good scorer, Titus is a great defender who has a knack for getting rebounds and blocking shots. He will translate well into the style Cincinnati likes to run. He’ll be a great addition.”
Rubles played the 2010-11 season at Independence Community College in Independence, Kan., where he earned freshman of the year, First Team All-Jayhawk Conference honors and first team all-region accolades while averaging a team-high 20.3 points and 12.3 rebounds.
Prior to attending Independence, Rubles became the all-time leading rebounder at God’s Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas, grabbing more than 600 career rebounds. He averaged 16.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 4.7 blocks during the 2009-10 season, his final year at God’s Academy.