Joan Duran Signs To Play Men’s Basketball For Eastern Florida State
By Mark DeCotis // May 25, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Joan Duran, a 6-foot, 7-inch, 228-pound forward from Hamilton Heights High in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has signed to play men’s basketball at Eastern Florida State College.
Duran, whose first name is pronounced Juwan, averaged 9.9 points and 6.3 rebounds and was an 86 percent free throw shooter for one of the top high school teams in the country. He originally committed to Middle Tennessee State.
He also was a member of the U18 Dominican Republic National Team.
“Joan will add versatility, great defense, length – he has a 7’1 wingspan – and a variety of skills on offense,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeremy Shulman.
“We are excited to welcome Joan to the Eastern Florida family. Joan is an outstanding basketball player, but first and foremost, he is a flat-out amazing person. Extremely high character and extremely humble.
“On the floor, Joan has the versatility to play multiple positions for us. He can become a lock-down defender if he really works. Joan has enormous upside and his best basketball is in front of him.”
Duran joins 2015-2016 initial recruit Kareem Brewton from Snellville, Georgia and Shiloh High.
Men’s basketball tied the school record for victories in a season in 2014-2015, finishing 29-5. It extended its Titan Field House winning streak to 47 games and gave Shulman his 100th victory as a Titan.
The Titans also were FCSAA Southern Conference champions for the third straight season, NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament finalists for the second time in three seasons and qualified for the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Championship for the first time since 2001, losing in the first round.