Posted On: 01/12/18 1:27 PM
Kevin Fernandez, G
After transferring from a deep backcourt at No.1 ranked Scotaland Campus Sports (Pa.), Fernandez brings an all around scoring and playmaking acumen. In his emergence as a memorable schoolboy talent in Massachusetts, Fernandez was a consistent 20+ PPG scorer his last two seasons.
The Class of 2018 post grad has a deft touch and is proficient in knifing into the lane and scoring with either hand. While he has high Division-II offers, his competitive spirit and knack for taking over games could potentially attract Division-I suitors. Expect the high-impact second semester transfer to inherit some ownership of this first year, strictly post graduate program.
Marcellus Freeman, guard/forward
An athletic wing with sneaky bounce and a knack for getting above the rim, Freeman is one of the more formidable knockdown threats on this team. He showed this at the beginning of the season at The Memphis Classic, during a loss to Charlotte Basketball Academy.
An off guard who has converted to the wing position, Freeman possesses considerable range as a 3-point threat. The 6-foot-3 Freeman has developed a quick rapport with Fernandez. While he’s a critical catch and stick threat, he’s more comfortable putting the ball on the deck and creating his shot off the bounce.
Miles Brown, G
Brown gives NTSI Orlando another perimeter threat who can knock down shots and pile up points in a hurry when he seizes the hot hand. Brown has also improved as a ball handler and can play a number of positions, including the wing.
David Appelgren, C
The 7-foot-1 Center from Sweden arrived with a European guard/forward’s skill set, as evidenced by his ability to hit shots from beyond the arc and knockdown that 15-18 footer. In becoming more adept in the post and establishing a back to the basket tool-set, program director Shaun Wiseman envisions Appelgren committing to a Division-I program when all is said and done.
While Appelgren is still adjusting to the physical rigors of the American game and needs to increase his interior toughness, his awareness and feathery touch are intriguing facets of his game. Being one of the few unsigned 7-footers on the post grade circuit down south certainly helps.