Saturday, May 19, 2012

Canadian Sharp-Shooter Frédéric Duré Choses Generals

Canadian stand-out guard Frédéric Duré has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Sheridan College Generals, beginning in the 2012-2013 season. Duré played for Indiens d’Ahuntsic out of Quebec, Canada, where he led his team to a 15-4 record, winning the State championship for the first time in school history. Dure was named the player of the game, where he led all scorers in the championship game with 28 points; he also pulled down 5 rebounds and dished out 3 assists in the contest.  Ahuntsic went on to lose in the semi-finals of the Canadian Nationals, where Duré led his team in scoring at 20 points per game. Duré was also named the CCAA Rookie of the Year.

The 6’5”, 185 pound guard was selected to the Quebec All-Star team after averaging 18.1 points and 3.2 assists while shooting 42% from 3-point range.  Coach Smiley had this to say about Fred: "Fred is a great addition to our team for next year as he addresses several needs with his ability to shoot, and with his size and skill level, he can realistically play all three guard and wing positions. Fred is an elite shooter that will be a constant threat for our offense next year. We absolutely love Fred's versatility, length, and his 6'5" frame. He should have a great career for us at Sheridan and also at the NCAA level."

 Frédéric Duré Highlight Film

Generals Sign Wyoming Big Man Millay

Taylor Millay, a 6’7”, 250 pound forward from Casper, Wyoming has committed to play for Sheridan College next season.  Taylor attended Glenrock High School where he played for Coach Rich Millay, and garnered an All-Conference selection this past season, as well as being invited to play for the Wyoming All-Stars.  Taylor averaged 13.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 2 blocks a game this past season.  Taylor played AAU for Tru Playaz and Coach Tree Adams.  A football standout as well, Taylor earned a 2011 All-Conference selection.  In the classroom Taylor has been a member of the Honor Roll every year, boasting a 3.4 GPA.

“We’re really excited to get Taylor on board with us for next year,” commented Coach Smiley.  “Taylor had a really good high school career, finishing with a double-double average this year at Glenrock and being selected to play in the Wyoming-Montana All Star game in June. Taylor has the potential to be a really good post player at our level. He has great size & strength, and also a nice touch around the rim. If he continues to develop, he could have a great collegiate career. He’s a nice addition to our front line and we’re excited to get working with him in the near future.”

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Prep Standout Choses Generals

Sheridan College Generals are excited to announce the signing of guard Joe Kiely to a national letter of intent.  Kiely, a 5’11” 165 pound point guard from Oakland Mills High School in Baltimore, Maryland, averaged 10.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 3.5 steals per game.  Kiely led his team to a 25-1 record, garnering 1st Team All-County honors, and leading his team to the quarterfinals of the Maryland State Tournament.  Kiely played his prep career at Winchendon School in Winchendon, Massachusetts. 

Coach Smiley commented on Joe’s signing: “Joe is another great addition to our current class of recruits. After signing Iakeem Alston, our next goal was to find a compliment to Iakeem so we could play both guards if necessary, and Joe is a pure point guard that still has the size and athleticism to guard multiple spots. He’s exactly what we were looking for. Joe has a great feel for the game, and knows when to distribute, when to score, and can influence the game in several areas. He had a great high school career, and then played in one of the best prep school leagues in the country this past season for Winchendon. We’re thrilled to have Joe join our family.”

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Heyer Commits To UTPB Falcons

Sheridan College sophomore Robert Heyer has committed to the University of Texas Permian-Basin to continue his career.  Heyer, a 6’5 205 pound forward from Worland, Wyoming, averaged 11.3 points per game for the Generals this past season.  Heyer was second in the nation in field goal percentage, shooting 69% from the floor.  Robert shot an impressive 42% from three, and 76% from the charity stripe, Heyer also pulled down 4.8 rebounds per contest.  Robert had a career high 27 points in a victory over Gillette College.  A stellar student in the classroom as well, Heyer boasted a 3.5 GPA at Sheridan College.

“Rob had a really difficult decision to make, as he visited three great Division 2 programs and liked all of them. I’m really happy that Rob decided to continue his career at UTPB, as he felt really comfortable around their coaching staff and was really excited about playing in a completely new part of the country. This will be a great learning experience for Rob, and we hope that he has the chance to really impact their program for the next two years.”

The Falcons of UTPB compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.  Heyer joins forces once again with Coach Ryan Davis.  The assistant coach at UTPB, Davis, coached Robert during his freshman year at Sheridan College, 2010-2011.