Eastern Florida State Duo Participate In Basketball Showcase
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida State // July 15, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida men’s basketball players Jon Martin and Zavier Peart participated in the prestigious Mullen Showcase last weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.
Martin, a 6-foot, 4-inch freshman guard from Manchester, New Hampshire and Manchester Central High, and Peart, a 6-9 center from Miami and Coral Reef High were among top two-year college prospects from around the country.
An estimated 300 NCAA Division I coaches attended.
Only nine other players from Florida College System Activities Association institutions took part.
“Both Jon and Zavier performed very well in Friday’s games, and Zavier played so well he earned an invitation to stay and participate in the Top 100 event the following two days,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeremy Shulman.
“Both earned Division I interest, and Zavier left St. Louis with new Division I offers.
“Both played very well amongst the very best junior college players nationally. Jon shot the ball very well, and played with great poise. Zavier used his big, strong frame to punish opponents inside. This was a great start for both players as we head toward the 2015-16 season,” said Shulman.
Peart played in 24 games last season, averaging 9.3 minutes, 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Titans who tied the school record for victories in a season, finishing 29-5.
They also extended their Titan Field House winning streak to 47 games and gave Shulman his 100th victory as a Titan.
The Titans 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.