Valparaiso University announced Thursday afternoon that the NCAA has granted men’s basketball center Vashil Fernandez a fourth season of athletic eligibility. Fernandez, the reigning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, will return to Valpo for his final season as a Crusader in 2015-16.
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will head north for a preseason foreign tour next month, traveling to Montreal and Ottawa in the second week of August to play five games. The preseason trip, along with the allotted practice leading up to the trip, allows the Crusaders to get a jump start on preparations for the 2015-16 season.
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball standout Ryan Broekhoff will suit up for the Denver Nuggets in the Las Vegas segment of the NBA Summer League over the next two weeks, beginning Friday night. Broekhoff is getting his shot with the Nuggets after an All-Star campaign in Turkey this past season with Besiktas.
Spots are still available in the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team’s three basketball camps this summer, for youths of all ages and skill levels. The Valpo Mini Camp and Valpo Basketball School will run June 22-25, while the Valpo Basketball Academy will take place July 27-31.