Saturday, May 7, 2016

FAMU Men’s Basketball Signs PG Nasir Core

TALLAHASSEE, Florida  – The FAMU Men’s Basketball Program continued its’ offseason recruiting haul Friday, announcing the signing of Tampa (Fla.) Freedom High point guard Nasir Core to a National Letter of Intent.

Core, a gifted 6-1, 195-pound athletic performer, was a three-time team captain of the Freedom High basketball team, for which he averaged 10.8 points, 4,0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game in his career, helping led his team to three District 7-A championships.

A two-time Defensive Player of the Year, who was MVP of the Hillsborough vs. Pinellas County All-Star Game, Core was also an All-Western Conference selection.


Core also starred on the Freedom High football team, as quarterback and team captain.

He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA), President of the African American Studies group, and a Student Representative for the Positive Coaches Alliance at Freedom HS.

FAMU COACH BYRON SAMUELS ON CORE: “Nasir Core is a difference making point guard who is the ultimate competitor. I am delighted to announce that he has joined our basketball program and family.

“He has a drive and a will that makes him a winner, I can’t describe it, but I know that he will help move our program forward with his work ethic, his infectious attitude and spirit. To say it bluntly, this kid is a winner.

“Nasir will represent our program and Florida A&M University well. We are pleased to welcome him and his family to FAMU,” Samuels said.

CORE’S H.S. COACH: Core was coached by Cedric Smith, a former player
at USF.


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