Kim English has been busy. As discussed in our transfer portal article on Josh Oduro (https://theprovidencecrier.com/2023/03/25/transfer-portal-spotlight-george-mason-forward-josh-oduro/#more-6554), English needs to do a lot in his first week on the job. He needs to re-recruit the current Friar roster, try to win back the 2023 recruiting class, and land a few transfer portal players to improve the Friar roster. He reconfirmed the commitment of 2023 recruit Donovan Santoro, which is a heck of a start (https://theprovidencecrier.com/2022/10/14/pc-adds-3rd-socal-academy-prospect-in-donovan-santoro-analyzing-the-commitment/).
Another key piece to building the Kim English era in Providence is landing talented portal players. Insert freshman transfer Justin Fernandez. Fernandez entered the portal and is looking for a new home after a year at George Mason. A highly touted recruit that actually chose GMU over Ed Cooley and Providence, Fernandez surprisingly played sparingly at George Mason. He averaged 4 points on 14 minutes while shooting 34% from deep. The Richmond, VA product will have 3 years of eligibility wherever he chooses to play.
We break down his game below and how he’d fit on the Friar roster.Continue reading “Transfer Portal Spotlight – George Mason Wing Justyn Fernandez”