Georgia Southern AMR
Georgia Southern has announced the addition of transfer forward Angel Matias from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fifth signee to Head Coach Mark Byington’s first recruiting class has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be available for the 2013-14 campaign.
"We are fortunate to be able to recruit a player of Angel's caliber this late in the signing period,” said Byington. “He was heavily recruited until a foot injury set him back, but he is 100% healthy now. I expect Angel to make a major impact for our team this year at the small forward position and he gives a perimeter player with good size. He will give us toughness, an ability to score, a good rebounder, and someone who knows how to win. I was very impressed with Angel's maturity and focus on success.”
Angel scored 17.5 points per game from the small forward position last season at Mississippi Gulf Coast before an injury sidelined him for the final weeks of the season.
A native of San Juan, Matias completed his prep career at Jacksonville’s prestigious Arlington Country Day School. Matias was also a member of the Puerto Rican U-18 National Team in 2010.
Matias’ addition to the Eagle squad completes the 2013-14 roster which includes five newcomers: Kyle Doyle, Torlorf Thomas, Curtis Diamond and Trent Wiedeman.
CY to join Florida State staff
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State basketball coach Leonard Hamilton has added Charlton Young, a veteran of more than 15 years as a coach on the Division I level and most recently the head coach at Georgia Southern, to his coaching staff. Young will immediately become involved in all phases of the Seminoles' nationally respected program including game preparation, player development, recruiting and planning for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Young comes to Florida State after four seasons as the head coach at Georgia Southern (2010-2013). During his tenure, he guided the Eagles to the first win in program history over an ACC team (Virginia Tech) and earned victories over perennial NCAA Tournament participants Davidson and Charleston during the 2013 season.
Young replaces Corey Williams on Hamilton's staff; Williams was named the head coach at Stetson University on June 3, 2013.