Nov. 11, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University men's basketball head coach Mike Jarvis has signed two players to National Letters of Intent.
Chris Bryant (Tallahassee, FL/Fishburne Military Academy) was one of the most sought after recruits in the country after helping Rickards High School to back-to-back 3A state titles. Bryant was named 3A Player of the Year as a senior. He elected to do a year of postgraduate work at Fishburne.
"Chris is a top 100 player and deservedly so because he's very good," said Coach Jarvis of Bryant. "He's 6'8" with a seven-foot wingspan and can run and jump. He's learning some valuable lessons on and off the court (at Fishburne). He could have gone to a bigger school, but with the help of his coaches (at Rickards and Fishburne) he picked a school he could excel at.
Stefan Moody (Kissimmee, FL/Poinciana High School) was a double digit scorer as a junior. He drew rave reviews for his play at a Las Vegas tournament over the summer as a part of Team Breakdown, the same program that produced current FAU guard Raymond Taylor.
"(Stefan Moody) is someone I would pay to watch play. He has a 44-inch vertical leap, can dunk and is also a great defender. He will be worth the price of admission alone," said Coach Jarvis. "He's he kind of player that will excite coaches as well as fans."
"Both kids we have signed play hard and are winners. With our style of play, they should both thrive in our program."
The Owls open the 2011-12 regular season on Saturday against Portland at 2:30 p.m.