With its 14-point win over Hartford on Nov. 12, FGCU began the 2013-14 season in eeirly similar fashion as last year when it dropped its opener at VCU by 23 but rebounded to beat Miami by 12. This year it started the season by losing by 24 at Nebraska.
@FGCU_MBB I nfographic Ga me Note s Until its 15-turnover game against Ave Maria on Nov. 23, FGCU had posted three straight games of singledigit turnovers (8 vs. Hartford, 8 @ Furman, 9 vs. Eckerd). Dating back to the beginning of the program in the 2002-03 season, never had an FGCU team even had back-toback single-digit turnover contests.
FGCU grabbed 19 offensive rebounds at Furman on Nov. 15, tied for the second-most in nonconference program D-I history.
FGCU 2014-15 INCOMING RECRUITING CLASS Christian Terrell | 6-4 | G Providence hs (jACKSONVILLE) First made national headlines this past summer for a soaring dunk which has nearly 1.3 million views on YouTube. The combo guard averaged 11.2 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game last season as a junior at Providence High School, helping lead the program to the Class 3A Championship in 2012-13.
ERIC MOELLER | 6-11 | C DE SMET hs (ST. LOUIS) CENTRAL FLORIDA (JUCO)
Moeller, who will have three years of eligibility, was a preferred walk-on at Missouri last season after averaging 11 points and 5 rebounds per game as a senior at De Smet High School in his native St. Louis. Moeller is currently at Central Florida in Ocala, the reigning National Junior College Champions, and originally Terrell is ranked in the top 35 in the had scholarship offers from the Eagles state at No. 34 by SourceHoops, a rank- and a pair of mid-major programs coming ing sure to go up as he enters his senior out of high school before choosing FGCU. season on a team selected by the same outlet as the best in 3A. Terrell chose Moeller is one of three current Central FGCU over a few BCS programs, and his Florida players who have already signed Providence team will play in the elite City to play at the Division-I level, with severof Palms Classic in December in Fort My- al more expected to follow suit. While at ers, giving Eagles fans a great opportu- De Smet, Moeller was teammates with nity to see the athletic combo wing. current Butler freshman Nolan Berry.
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ZACH JOHNSON | 6-2 | G NORLAND hs (MIAMI) Rated the No. 1 prospect in South Florida by RMF Magazine, the 8th-best prospect in the entire state by Future 150 and a 4-star recruit by the same outlet, Johnson averaged 13.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game at Miami Norland High School last year. Johnson erupted for a game-high 29 points against Pines Charter in the 6A Regional semifinals and then earned State Final Four MVP after leading the Vikings to their second consecutive 6A Championship in the highest level of high school basketball in Florida. Johnson, who is ranked as one of the top 100 players in the entire nation and No. 27 at his position by Future 150, chose FGCU over a pair of Atlantic 10 schools.
FGCU men's basketball game notes for the Eagles game at Mississippi State Thursday night on CSS.