Camaron Dearinger on Monday became the second recruit signed for the Rogers State University Hillcat basketball program.

The Rogers State University Hillcat men’s basketball program on Monday signed small forward Camaron Dearinger, a transfer player from Glencoe.

“Camaron is a good, strong player who shoots the ball well and has a good feel for the game,” said RSU men’s basketball coach and athletic director Wren Baker.

The 6-6, 205-pound Dearinger was an all-conference player at Glencoe High School, where he averaged 22.4 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game for the Panthers during his senior year in 2004.

He played one year at Northwestern Oklahoma State University before transferring to Oklahoma State University to attend classes for the spring 2006 semester. He will enroll at RSU this fall.

The Hillcats will begin play in the 2007-08 season.

Earlier, Baker signed Broken Bow All-State guard Maurice Rutherford to a letter-of-intent.

Baker said he hopes to build his program around a core of incoming freshman and more experienced transfer students.

“Camaron really fits the mold of the type of player that we recruit here at RSU,” Baker said. “He’s not only a good player, but he’s also a good student and a good person, as well. We’re looking for players that can provide an impact both on and off the court.”

RSU will launch a women’s basketball program for the 2007-08 season. Baker said that a women’s coach is expected to be named in a next few weeks.