SALT LAKE CITY — Renan Lenz, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward from Arizona Western College, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Utah.

"We were really happy when we got the call last night that Renan was going to be a Ute," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said in making the announcement. "We have been recruiting him for quite a while. Renan will bring a high skill level as a big man with great versatility. With his international experience and two solid years at the JUCO level, he will be a nice addition to the bigs we have already. I think he has bright future ahead of him at Utah."

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Lenz, who is from Santo Angelo, Brazil, averaged 13.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game while leading the Matadors to the NJCAA Region 1 tournament championship. Auburn, Gonzaga, Texas, USC and Virginia Tech were among the programs recruiting him.

The addition of Lenz brings Utah's scholarship roster for 2012-13 to 11, leaving just two vacancies on a squad that includes Dallin Bachynski, Glen Dean, Aaron Dotson, David Foster, Jordan Loveridge, Cedric Martin, Jeremy Olsen, Justin Seymour, Brandon Taylor and Jason Washburn.


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