Accoring to MagicValley.com Romario Souza, a 6-9 240 lb junior college forward who played at Southern Idaho has signed with the Bulldogs. Souza is originally from from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Souza also had an offer and took a visit from TCU.
Souza averaged 7.3 points and 4.9 rebounds for CSI, starting 10 games. He missed the final few weeks of the season after suffering a broken right wrist. He is scheduled to get the cast off on Monday. Reading newspaper articles it appears Souza fought injuries all season long.
Souza played in all 31 games for the Golden Eagles as a freshman, scoring a season-high 31 points and pulling down 13 rebounds against Salish Kootenai. He was in the top four on the team in rebounds and blocked shots.
Before CSI: Romario hails from Minas Gerais, Brazil where he earned best player of the state award in 2006 and 2007.
In 2005-06, he helped his team to a state championship and followed that up with a third-place finish at nationals.
In 2006, He played for the Brazilian Junior National team that played in the American Cup in Texas, taking third place.
In 2007, Romario again played for the junior national team, helping his team to a fourth-place finish in Serbia at the World Cup.
Editors Thoughts: Adding Roshell and Souza as two big men who both had “high major” offers (the MWC is a high major conference in basketball) have calmed my worries about the replenishing of the roster.