Men's Hoops Inks Thaddeus Rideau

Thaddeus Rideau averaged 20 ppg last season at Brown Mackie College

May 1, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Thaddeus Rideau, a NJCAA All-American at Brown Mackie College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for head coach Jerod Haase and the UAB men's basketball team for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

Rideau, who stands 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, was a standout shooting guard at Brown Mackie College located in Salina, Kan. for the last two seasons.  This past season, Rideau led the team in scoring, averaging 20 points per game and shot 47.0 percent from the floor.

In addition, Rideau also averaged 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game last season. Rideau poured in a season-high 37 points against McPherson College (12/3/12) and recorded 20 or more points on 14  occasions.

"Thad is an explosive scorer and tremendous athlete," UAB head coach Jerod Haase said.  "His length and athleticism will fill a need on next year's team. His maturity and desire to win will have a positive impact in our program. He's been well coached by Coach (Francis) Flax at Brown Mackie and we know he's coming in prepared."

At Brown Mackie, under legendary coach Francis Flax, Rideau helped lead the Lions to a 29-6 overall record and an impressive 17-1 mark in home contests during the 2012-13 campaign.

A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Rideau attended East Ascension High School.