After the story on Humboldt State point guard Zac Tideman ran in today’s paper, Sonoma State coach Pat Fuscaldo said he had several people contacting him to ask: Why didn’t Sonoma State recruit Tiedeman, a transfer from Santa Clara who grew up in Santa Rosa and whose dad, Steve, is in the SSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

The answer is simple. Tiedeman didn’t want to come. When he requested his release from Santa Clara, he didn’t list SSU among the 20 schools he would be interested in transferring to.

“Out of high school I decided I didn’t want to stick around Sonoma County my whole life,” Tiedeman said. “I thought about (Sonoma State), but not very seriously.”