Lance Feurtado Selects A School

Lance Feurtado is one of those New York area prospects who has been somewhat underpublicized. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Uniondale High School has quietly carved out a niche for himself, showing steady improvement over the past couple of seasons in one of Long Island's top public school programs, playing for Coach Tom Diana ...

With a quality July on the AAU circuit with the Metro Hawks, Lance Feurtado grabbed the attention of a number of Division I programs.

On Wednesday night, Feurtado found the college program that he'll call home. He'll play for Coach Bruiser Flint at Drexel.

"I just committed tonight," said Feurtado. "I was really kind of waiting on Drexel (to offer). I took an official visit from October 5th to the 7th. Everybody was like a family. The coaches are real cool, too. That's a plus."

Lance had previously been offered by Albany and Rider.

Feurtado brings good size and a reliable shooting stroke to the wing. He impressed us with his poise and patience with the ball. Feurtado can also get to the rim and finish with either hand.

His shooting ability appealed to the Drexel coaching staff. "(My role will be) mainly as a shooter, I think," said Feurtado. "They told me that they were looking for someone who could shoot."

Chief among Feurtado's goals for this upcoming high school season is to get Uniondale back to Glens Falls for the state playoffs, where they last appeared in 2004.

Last year the Knights- who also featured Rhode Island freshman power forward Kahiem Seawright- were knocked off by Johnny Garcia's Brentwood team in the Long Island class AA championship. Feurtado feels that Uniondale has some unsung teammates who will help shoulder the load.

"I want to win the Long Islands and go upstate again," said Feurtado. "I'm going to be a leader, but we've also got some other guys who can really score. (Guard) Cliff Brown and (6-foot-5 power forward) Steve Priestley are really going to help us."

Feurtado will join Seawright and Stony Brook guard Anthony Noble as Uniondale grads currently in the Division I ranks.

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