ESFC Men’s Basketball Utah Bound For Three Games This Week
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida State // November 12, 2015
BREAVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Seeing it as both an opportunity for his young, potential rich team to bond and to face three straight days of competition, Eastern Florida head men’s basketball head coach Jeremy Shulman is taking his players west.
Shulman and the Titans are bound for Snow College in Utah for games against NJCAA Division I Eastern Wyoming at 7 p.m. Thursday; Division I Snow at 9 p.m. Friday and Division II Tohona O’dham at 3 p.m. Saturday.
All times are Eastern.
Eastern Florida is 4-0. Eastern Wyoming is 3-1 and Snow 2-2. Saturday’s game is Tohona O’dham’s season opener.
The Utah trip precedes a second out-of-state visit for the Titans who play South Georgia Tech on Friday, Nov. 20 in Waycross, Georgia and South Georgia State on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The Titans return home to face always tough St. Petersburg College at 4 p.m. Nov. 24 with a 51-game home winning streak on the line. Admission is free to the Titan Field House on the Melbourne Campus.
Freshman Kareem Brewton leads the Titans in scoring averaging 16.5 points per game followed by classmate Jon Martin at 16, sophomore B.J. Gladden at 12, Martin’s brother and classmate Joey at 11.8, freshman C.J. Jackson at 11.5 and sophomore Djordje Beronja at 10.3.
Gladden leads in rebounding at 10.7 per game, Jackson leads in assists at 8 per game, steals at 3.3 and minutes played per game at 31.
The Martin brothers are shooting 55 percent from the three-point line.
“We have a good balance so far,” Shulman said. “And we will need everyone to step up on this trip. The combination of the long flights and bus trips and the high altitude (5,299 feet) will be taxing.
“We will be roughly 2,000 miles from home. The guys will have to rely on each other both on and off the court. This should be a great learning experience and a lesson in playing basketball at another level.
“Naturally we are going west with the aim of winning all three games but that’s not the big picture. I want the guys to enjoy this, learn from it and be able to draw upon it when the going gets really tough down the stretch of the season.”