Recruiting 22' 6'10 4* Composite Top 100 Christian Fermin commits to VCU.

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Looking forward to Fermin being in the program! How tall and big is he? To me he doesn’t look 6’10 in these pics with the coaches.
Feedback from the staff is that he is fully the height listed ( at the time was listed 6'9") and that he stood well in size next to Coach Brent Scott. Not only is he tall and long, he plays big too. Be comforted this is not a 6'7" guy listed taller, he is tall. Also, don't get caught up in the difference between your knuckle and your finger nail.
 

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Feedback from the staff is that he is fully the height listed ( at the time was listed 6'9") and that he stood well in size next to Coach Brent Scott. Not only is he tall and long, he plays big too. Be comforted this is not a 6'7" guy listed taller, he is tall. Also, don't get caught up in the difference between your knuckle and your finger nail.
Yep. The staff says he's "legit 6'10," which means ~6'9" or so
 

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I think DeLoach can do that but he really needs to work on not fouling so much.
Deloach is being forced playing out of position, he can hold his position if necessary, but isnt built to endure the physicality of playing with his back to the basket. His forte is his face up game.

He's gonna get physically ruined like jordan burgess if he has to play the 5 for four years.
 

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@duncanlamb DeLoach's forte is both his back to the basket AND face-up games. He needs Ward to get better and help out.
But defending centers that are 3" taller and 30 pounds heavier all the time will wear him down over the course of a game. Ward isnt the answer.

He needs fermin.
 

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DeLoach is 6'9" and 215. Fermin is 6'10" and weighs 15 lbs less.

Jalen will be outstanding. Like all freshman bigs, he needs to add strength, learn how to use his size, and learn to MAKE A FREAKING FREE THROW.

The pocono coach has stated recently that fermin is playing at 220 pounds.

Anyway, another really good piece on fermin.


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Just as important to West's boys team is Christian Fermin.

Fermin broke West's single game boys scoring record with 43 points against Pocono Mountain East on Thursday. Fermin also set the program's record for made field goals with 21 baskets on just 25 attempts.

West head boys basketball coach Rich Williams said he found Fermin's efficiency the most impressive part of the performance.

"People will say, 'well he's 6'10" so that's easy' — that's not easy," Williams said. "It's just not, especially when you got teams doubling and triple-teaming you."


"One could boil down Fermin's domination to his season averages through 11 games of 22.3 points, 14.9 rebounds and 5.3 blocks, but even those numbers don't capture the whole picture. Fermin will take what he wants on offense when he sees the opportunity but has also demonstrated the ability to kick out to open teammates.

Teammates JuJu Pagan (10.8) and Justin Love (15.7) are both averaging double digit points totals, giving Fermin reliable options to turn to when faced with defensive swarms.".

Fermin will need to improve his free throw shooting, though, to level up his game. Already committed to play Division I basketball for Virginia Commonwealth University, Fermin has shot just 52.1% from the free throw line on 73 attempts.
Arguably Fermin's most noteworthy charity stripe performance came in a tough 47-44 loss to William Allen, when he missed four of seven free throw attempts.
The blame can't fall solely on Fermin's shoulders for the defeat to Allen — just as the wins aren't solely his doing — but it's difficult not to imagine "what if?" after a three-point loss in which one of the best players in the entire state missed four free throws.
But for now, Fermin has just 10 games left to worry about before reaching his senior year's playoffs. With West's sights set on districts, Williams looks to keep his team focused on grinding out each win.

 
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