Hot Shooting Propels ETSU over Citadel 98-73

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After a somewhat slow start last night, ETSU kicked it up a notch in the 2nd half as they scored 24 of the first 27 points in the 2nd half and poured on a total of 60 points in the final 20 minutes to win in a route over 9-5 Citadel.

The win can be attributed to hot 3-point shooting with the Bucs hitting 14-31 3-points shots, good for 45%.

Freshmen Daivien Williamson had a great scoring night with 24 points in 31 minutes on 4-6 from 3 and 3 rebounds. Isaiah Tisdale scored about as many points per minute (14 points in 17 minutes on 2-2 from 3) but also 5 rebounds, 5 assists to only 2 turnovers,

Jeromy had his usual double/double with 10 points on 5-9, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, only 2 turnovers, a block and 2 steals. N’Guessan played only 13 minutes, but packed them with 8 points on 3-3 and 8 rebounds. Tray Boyd played only 14 minutes, but used them to get 16 points on 6-12 with 4-8 from 3, 2 assists and 2 rebounds.

ETSU improved to 14-4, 4-1, marking the first time in program history the Bucs won 14 of their first 18 games to start three straight seasons. ETSU won 13 of their first 17 games for three straight years from 1948-51.

Matt Frierson

ETSU held one of the best 3 point shooters in D1, Matt Frierson to 0 points on 0-5. Frierson’s had 52-game streak of making at least one three-pointer and was held scoreless for the first time since Feb. 11, 2017 (vs. VMI). 

Mercer

ETSU next plays Mercer in Macon on Saturday the 11th. Mercer at 6-10 is better than their record indicates. They have lost 5 games by less than 5 points. Including only losing by 4 at NC state and 4 at Wofford. Mercer is 6-1 in Macon this year.

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2018 Recruiting Updates: Carlos Curtis – Daivien Williamson – D’Andre Bernard

Carlos Curtis

It’s been a few months since I last provided a recruiting update for 2018. Since the last update ETSU basketball has signed three exciting recruits for next season. Those recruits are Carlos Curtis, Daivien Williamson and D’Andre Bernard. All three are impressive recruits for the program and should play a big role next season when ETSU loses six key seniors. I’ve included a brief summary on each recruit below.

Carlos Curtis

Curtis, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard out of Riverside University High School, he averaged 19.0 points and 6.4 assists as a junior. The 2016-17 Milwaukee City Conference first-team, all-league selection is a nominee for 2018 Mr. Basketball in the state of Wisconsin and the preseason player of the year in his league. Curtis is a 3 star recruit and according to ESPN Recruiting ranked 4th in Wisconsin 44th overall in his position.

Curtis has been putting up impressive numbers so far in his senior season including posting two triple doubles. He went for 40 points 28 rebounds and 10 assists in a win last month.

Curtis also had other mid-major offers from Milwaukee, Wright State, Green Bay, Drake and Cleveland State.

Daivien Williamson

Williamson is a 6’2″ combo guard has a flashy style of play with impressive speed in the open floor. He averaged 16.3 points per game as a junior at Winston-Salem Prep. Like fellow recruit Carlos Curtis, Williamson has had a strong start to his senior season as well. Over the holidays Williamson was named MVP of the Frank Spencer basketball tournament and finished with 20 points for Winston Salem Prep in a win over East Forsyth HS to claim Frank Spencer title.

Williamson also had offers from UNC-Wilmington, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, App State, Wofford, James Madison and Hampton.

D’Andre Bernard

Bernard, a 6-foot-8, 185-pound junior college forward from Ontario, Canada. Bernard began his career at division I North Florida but decided to transfer to JUCO after a redshirt season at UNF. Bernard ended up at Georgia Highlands Junior College. Through ten games this year, Bernard is averaging 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and shooting 55% from the field and 41% from the 3-point line.

In addition to ETSU, Bernard had offers from Illinois-Chicago, Eastern Michigan, Chattanooga, Tennessee State, Robert Morris and a number of other mid-major schools. Bernard is expected to provide a lot of athleticism, someone who can defend multiple positions and good shooting. Similar to current Buc David Burrell, Bernard should be able to step in and contribute right away next season.

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