In a major recruiting coup the Bendigo Bank Braves have signed SEABL Championship winning guard Jazzmarr Fergusson for the 2013 season.
Fergusson, a quick and dynamic guard, dominated the SEABL in 2012 averaging 23.4 points, five rebounds and five assists – including a season high 37 points against Geelong, which also included seven assists.
He was selected into the league All-Star team and won the Championship with Albury-Wodonga.
Brave coach Ben Harvey said Fergusson was one of the toughest players to guard in the league last season.
“Jazz is super quick and can pretty much create shots for himself or his team mates whenever he likes,” he said.
“As well as his ability to score, he also gained a reputation around the league as being a fantastic team player with great leadership qualities.
“I think he’ll really strengthen our guard rotation. He’s primarily been a point guard, but in our league in our structure he’ll spend time playing as a shooting guard.
“Jazz will also be a great combination with our other import Ivan McFarlin. Having such strong inside and outside threats between our two US players will be tough to cover and give everyone some great opportunities.”Fergusson graduated from NAIA school Indiana University Southeast where he averaged 24 points, four rebounds, and five assists in his senior year, before playing professionally in Canada and then moving to Albury to play in the SEABL in 2012.
The Braves expect Fergusson to be in Bendigo in late February.