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Heat cut Stefan Jankovic, sign Vashil Fernandez

Roster move appears to be made to stock up on players that will suit up for the Skyforce. With roster cuts looming for the Miami Heat, the team has announced they have waived Stefan Jankovic and signed center Vashil Fernandez. The former Valparaiso University center will wear number 14 for the Heat. OFFICIAL: HEAT Signs Vashil FernandezFull release: https://t.co/95kWR98YFl...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
October 17, 2016

Rapid Reaction: Valparaiso 73, UIC 55

CHICAGO — Seven Valparaiso players scored six or more points Saturday as the Crusaders dominated UIC for a 73-55 win. The Crusaders came in as heavy favorites, and here’s how they avoided any chance of a major upset.   Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com 22 second-chance points for Valparaiso. Valparaiso is one of the nation’s best rebounding teams, and it tore apart UIC...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Vashil Fernandez breaks Valparaiso blocks record

Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com CHICAGO — With an emphatic rejection into the seats of the UIC Pavilion, Valparaiso center Vashil Fernandez set a new program record for career blocks. The fifth-year senior dominated UIC in the paint Saturday for six blocks and now has 233 for his career, surpassing former center Raitis Grafs’ record that stood since 2003. Fernandez also...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Milwaukee 68-56, runs home win streak to 21

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) With Alec Peters shut down, Vashil Fernandez stepped up to score a season-high 14 points and Valparaiso defeated Milwaukee 68-56 on Thursday night, running its homecourt winning streak to 21. Fernandez made 6 of 7 field-goal attempts and collared nine rebounds for Valparaiso (14-3, 4-0 Horizon), matching Peters for most boards. Peters, who scores nearly...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Valparaiso gets Vashil Fernandez back

Vashil Fernandez will once again be roaming the post for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team this coming season. The reigning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA earlier this summer, and the university made the announcement official Thursday.Fernandez originally lost his first year of eligibility due to his delayed...
Via FOX Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Valpo C Vashil Fernandez granted extra year of eligibility

Valparaiso Crusaders center Vashil Fernandez has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the defending Horizon League champions next season. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the NCAA’s decision. Fernandez and Crusaders head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew offered brief statements on the ruling. “I am excited to be back...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Valparaiso loses in devastating fashion at NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso battled with Maryland but was bitten by a no-call on the game’s final play, falling 65-62 to the Terrapins. “I am obviously not a referee, senior forward Vashil Fernandez said, “but it was pretty clear that he fouled (guard Keith Carter). It was a tough way for me to end my career.” Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Carter had the ball in the final seconds and dribbled...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Valparaiso turns back Wright State in 66-56 win

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Vashil Fernandez scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Valparaiso to a 66-56 win over Wright State on Saturday night. Darien Walker contributed 13 points, while Alec Peters and Tevonn Walker added 11 apiece to help Valparaiso (17-3, 4-1 Horizon League) extend its win streak to four. The Crusaders controlled the boards 46-25 and held a 19-9 edge in...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Illinois-Chicago 85-56

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Vashil Fernandez scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and had blocked four shots to lead a balanced Valparasio attack Thursday in an 85-56 win over Illinois-Chicago. Alec Peters, Tevonn Walker and Darien Walker scored 11 apiece, Jubril Adekoya scored 10, and the Crusaders (15-3, 2-1 Horizon) shot a hot 60.4 percent from the field to 30.4 percent...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Valpo bounces back against IU-South Bend

A Wednesday night matchup against a NAIA school screamed a bounce back game for the Valparaiso, and the Crusaders dominated in every aspect. The Crusaders handled Indiana University South Bend by a score of 91-55. “Tonight was a big game for us,” head coach Bryce Drew said. “Today was a great day to see what we have with new players. A lot of guys contributed to the win and we had...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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