EFSC Men’s Hoops Goals Still Intact, Record Of 26-3
By Zach Clark // February 18, 2015
'We have the best fans in the Southern Conference'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Even with its third consecutive FCSAA Southern Conference championship secured, Eastern Florida’s men’s basketball team has plenty to play for in its regular-season finale on Saturday.
The Titans enter the game at 26-3 overall and 9-2 in the conference. Broward was 22-6 and 7-3 heading into Wednesday night’s showdown with Miami Dade College to determine the second-place conference team and the second entrant into the postseason.
The Titans host Broward College at 2 p.m. in the Titan Field House on the Melbourne Campus with several goals in mind:
• Extend their home court winning streak to 47 games.
• Protect their No. 2 statewide ranking and their No. 6 national ranking.
• Send departing sophomores Demetrius McReynolds, Jermohn Queen, Kyle Meyer, Landus Anderson, Payton Hulsey, Devontay Clark and Damion Smith out on a winning note. The sophomores will be recognized before Saturday’s game.
• Maintain vital momentum going into its third consecutive appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament.
• Keep its chances alive for an at-large bid to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
• Win 27 games overall for the first time in head coach Jeremy Shulman’s five seasons at Eastern Florida.
Saturday’s game will be shown live on WEFS-TV and streamed on the Internet at njcaatv.com/efsc
“I’m hoping for a great crowd on Saturday,” said Head Coach Jeremy Shulman.
“There is a reason we have won 46 straight games at home. We have the best fans in the Southern Conference and we would like to thank them for their support.
“The players love playing before a big, noisy, supportive crowd and the fans appreciate the effort the players put forth,” said Shulman.
Speaking of players, Meyer this week was selected as the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Kyle Meyer averaged 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1 steal and 1.5 blocks in two games during the voting period.
He produced a pair of 20-point outings, including a double-double – 20 points and 10 rebounds – against Miami Dade on Feb. 14 to help the Titans clinch the conference championship.
He also recorded four assists and two blocks against Miami Dade.
For the week, Meyer shot 58.6 percent (17-of-29) from the floor, 42.9 percent (3-of-7) from the three-point line and hit all six of his free throw attempts.
Other Titans to receive the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week honors this season were sophomore Jermohn Queen and freshman Daishon Smith.