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BASKETBALL: Miami Heat signs former Calabar High player Fernandez

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 10:58 PM
Vashil Fernandez

Former Calabar High School centre Vashil Fernandez has signed a contract to play for Miami Heat in this season's NBA competition.

The Heat announced the signing of Fernandez on Monday but did not disclose the terms of the deal due to club policy.

The 24-year-old Fernandez, is the all-time leading shot blocker at Valparaiso University, played all four seasons with the Crusaders appearing in 131 games.

He averaged 4.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and two blocks while shooting 54 per cent from the field.

As a senior, he led the NCAA in blocks per game and was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Fernandez, who finished his career with 289 blocks, will wear the number 14 jersey for the Heat.