LIU Brooklyn Men's Basketball Signs Three to National Letters of Intent
Daniel Lobacz,Assistant Athletic Director
Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. – LIU Brooklyn head men's basketball coach Jack Perri announced the signing of Elvar Fridriksson (Reykjanesbær, Iceland), Trevin Woods (Houston, Texas) and Trevon Woods (Houston, Texas) to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday. The trio will join the three-time defending Northeast Conference champions for the 2014-15 season.
"We are very excited about the additions of Elvar, Trevin and Trevon," Perri said. "All three are potential impact-type players who can step in and help us immediately next season."
Fridriksson is a 5-11 point guard who will help fill the void left by the graduation of senior All-America candidate Jason Brickman in 2014. One of the top amateur guards in his native Iceland, Fridriksson was selected Youth Player of the Year and named a First-Team All-Star in the Dominos League last season.
Fridriksson plays for Njardvik in the top division league of Iceland, and is currently averaging 26.0 points and 7.0 assists through six contests this season. Playing for Iceland at the 2012 Under-18 European Championships, he totaled 22 points against Sweden and tallied 18 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 81-65 win over Norway.
Perri on Fridriksson - "Elvar is a great kid and has a high basketball IQ. He has tremendous speed in the open court, excels with the use of ballscreens, can really pass and has the ability to make shots equally as well. He should fit in really nicely with the way we play."
A versatile player who is regarded as one of the top players in Texas, Trevin Woods is the 15th-ranked senior in the Lone Star State by Rivals.com. As a junior at Fort Bend Austin High School, the 6-6 forward/guard averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.
Perri on Trevin Woods - "Trevin is an extremely talented and athletic wing that can score in a variety of ways. He can attack the rim and shoot from the perimeter as well. With his size and length he has the potential to be a real mismatch for opponents."
Trevin's twin brother Trevon also stands as one of the top prep student-athletes in Texas, coming in at No. 12 in the Houston area according to RCS Sports. Last season, the 6-6 swingman scored 9.1 points, pulled down 5.6 rebounds and dished out 2.3 assists per game for the Bulldogs.
Perri on Trevon Woods - "Trevon is another talented and versatile wing. He has a nice ability to pass, dribble and shoot and like his brother can really create mismatches. He can play several positions on the court."
Both twins had an impressive start to their senior season, each scoring 18 points to help Fort Bend Austin to a 74-50 win over Morton Ranch. The duo most recently played for the Houston Clippers AAU program.
"Trevin and Trevon are two kids from a wonderful family and have genuine personalities," Perri concluded. "We are very fortunate to have them both."
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