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Josiah Shackleford signs for FGCU Men’s Basketball

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FGCU men's basketball coach Michael Fly addresses the crowd with his team during the Eagle Revolution in the FGCU's Alico Arena on Thursday evening, August 19, 2021.

Last Tuesday, the FGCU men’s basketball team began training for their 2021/22 season.

However, Michael Fly is already a better coach for next season.

Josiah Shackleford is a 6-foot-9 centre for Brunswick Community College, Georgia. He got involved on Sunday with the Eagles through its social media accounts. Shackleford was averaged at 14.9 points and 8.7 boards per game during last season.

My family and friends are my greatest supporters. Shackleford expressed gratitude to his family members, including Aunt Pooh, Grandma and Grandpa for their belief in him. I am grateful to my coaches in Brunswick who believed in and supported me daily. Many thanks to my coaches, who helped me get recruited. After that I decided to ENGAGE FGCU… GO EARLES! “

Shackleford comes from a long line of strong family bloodlines. Charles, his uncle was an NBA star who played six years at NC State and also five additional overseas. Charles Shackleford, age 50, was diagnosed with anenlarged heart and died from it in 2017.

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Braunschweig’s personal trainer Walter Shaw supported the FGCU via Twitter.

In the 20-years that I have been at BCC, I have had 141 individuals sign scholarship agreements. Shaw tweets that @FGCU_MBB and Michael_Fly staff were able to do one of the best jobs in recruiting this young man. Shaw tweeted, “All-American on the board. “You have a great one!”

On the 2021-22 roster, five players are senior/graduate students at FGCU: Austin Richie (guard), Caleb Catto (guard), Tavian Duncan-Martin (matt Halvorsen), and Kevin Samuel.

Catto is a Christian graduate of southwest Florida who plays his fourth season with the Eagles. Richie, Dunn-Martin, Duquesne, Halvorsen, Western Carolina, and Samuel are all transfer players.

The FGCU began the season against Florida National on November 9th. They then faced Loyola Chicago on November 13th. After that, they played against Andy Enfield at Loyola Chicago on November 16. USC, which was coached by Enfield, received honors and was trained on the road against Enfield on November 16.

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