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Former Men's Hoopster BJ Rosary To Attend Massachusetts-Boston

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B.J. Rosary, a reserve guard for two seasons on the Pasadena City College men's basketball team, will continue his education and playing career at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Rosary, who graduated from PCC after the 2009-2010 season, will play for the Division III college as a junior in the 2012-2013 season.

While UMass Boston does not offer official scholarships, Rosary was approved for full financial aid by the college. He attended but did not play at UC Riverside this past school year and was able to raise his GPA to a strong 3.0 average.

A sociology/sports management major, Rosary says he's come a long way since his PCC experience. Rosary, who originally attended San Gabriel Academy, was a 6-foot-1, 166-pound stringy guard when he first arrived at PCC. Since that time, he's grown to 6-2 and now 200 pounds. 

Rosary scored 42 points, grabbed 21 rebounds, had eight assists and seven steals in appearing in parts of 20 games during the '09-10 season under PCC coach Michael Swanegan. 

"Coach Swan really helped me on a course to get better on the floor and play to the best of my ability," Rosary said in an interview on campus this week. "I've worked hard, stayed in shape playing in summer leagues, and gotten stronger. I didn't quit after finishing at PCC, and that's not a word I like to use in my vocabulary. I'm excited about playing at the next level."

Rosary will play for legendary coach Charlie Titus, who will be directing the Beacons for his 37th season this year. Titus was recently inducted into the Little East (Conference) Hall of Fame and is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. 

[File Photo--B.J. Rosary in action for the Lancers in a 2009 game.]

Release Date: 08/29/12
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu