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'Exciting' Week Lies Ahead for BCC Men's Basketball Team
December 4, 2012 - With an 8-2 record and a six-game winning streak Brevard Community College men's basketball coach Jeremy Shulman is obviously feeling good about his team.
But with three opponents — two of them Florida powerhouses — on the docket for this week and final exams looming the third-year coach knows he has to keep his players focused.
BCC entertains the Webber International junior varsity at 7 p.m. Wednesday and then heads to Ocala for the Florida JUCO Shootout where Gulf Coast State of Panama City and Tallahassee Community College lie in wait for games at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday respectively.
Gulf Coast State is 10-1 and Tallahassee CC 8-2 heading into this week's games. And what a week it will be for BCC.
"Webber's going to be a nice tune-up game for this weekend," Shulman said. "Get through Webber, keep everyone healthy, hopefully get a little better, put in a few new things.
"This weekend, it's an exciting time. There will be 100 to 200 NCAA Division I coaches out there. Every team in Florida plays between Ocala and Gainesville and we're playing two of the top teams in the country. They're really good. It will be a nice measuring stick for us."
Gulf Coast is especially daunting with two big men, 7-foot, 1-inch freshman Andrew Fishler and 6-11 freshman Eugene Mosley III.
And it doesn't end there.
"Gulf Coast has three big time guards," Shulman said. "A high-major freshman guard, Devon Baulkman, who is leading them in scoring; sophomore point guard Chad Frazier, who is one of the best in the nation; and Jose Rodriquez, a guard who signed with Kent State, one of the top mid-majors. Gulf Coast is as talented as any team in the nation.
"It gets you excited playing games like this. I know the guys are looking forward to it. It's a tough time to play those games with exams coming up the following week. We'll try to get a lot of study halls in this week."
BCC then plays two games next week before heading out on a 22-day holiday break: home games at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 against Hillsborough Community College which defeated BCC 94-81 on Nov. 10 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 against TAAG Academy of Tampa which BCC defeated 112-59 on Nov. 12.
Admission to home games in the Melbourne Campus gym is free.
Sophomore tri-captain and guard Addison Spruill is leading BCC in scoring, averaging 19.9 points per game. Classmate and fellow tri-captain Nyles Evans is averaging 17.5 and classmate and fellow tri-captain Gary Gaskins 11.5.
Gaskins is averaging 6.8 rebounds per game while freshman Mike Kirkland is averaging 6.7. Freshman guard Mike Patrick leads in assists with 4.8 per game.