Fordham Recruit Solid In IS8 League Play

Reporter Mike Sullivan spent some time at IS8 this past weekend watching some top talent from the area ...

Fordham University has a good prospect in Jiovanny Fontan, the 5-foot-11 rising senior point guard from St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Fontan, who competed this past weekend for the Playaz Junior team in the IS8 Spring League, demonstrated patience and a solid floor game in helping his team to a win over Team Tex at the famous small gym in South Jamaica, New York.

"I'm excited to be going to Fordham," Fontan said after the game. "I think I can help them out."

Fontan plays for one of the top national programs in the country in both AAU and on the high school level. So it's likely his progress will continue over the next year.

Dereck Whittenburg and his staff have done an excellent job at finding talent below the radar screen of most colleges and universities. Fontan is one of the more recent commitments. He expects to sign a letter of intent this upcoming Fall. For now, he will continue to compete with Jimmy Salmon's highly regarded Playaz program.

BRIAN TOWEY'S REVIEW OF FONTAN'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: His toughness belies his slight frame. He's a solid all-around talent who can run a team and also excels in the transition game.

MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW OF FONTAN'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: He is a persistent guard who does a nice job of rotating the ball around the perimeter, first looking for an open teammate and then utilizing his shot.

He showed he can score on drives to the basket as well as displaying a soft touch from the outside.


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