#14 Vashil Fernandez
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Princeton Day [Md.] Academy|
2014-15: Appeared in all 34 of Valpo's games, starting 32 times ... named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year ... blocked a program single-season record 98 shots ... averaged 2.9 blocked shots/game, good for 11th in the nation ... posted a block percentage of 12.97%, ranking sixth nationally ... also set Valpo's single-game blocked shots record, breaking a mark which he had shared, by rejecting eight shots against Goshen on Dec. 21 ... ranks second in Valpo history through three seasons in career blocks, having tallied 170 career rejections - 58 shy of the record ... averaged 6.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as well ... ranked seventh in the Horizon League in rebounding and tied for third in offensive rebounding (2.3/game) ... connected at a 56.4% clip from the field ... scored in double figures on seven occasions ... paced Valpo in scoring twice and in rebounding nine times ... blocked multiple shots in 28 of his 34 games, including four or more 11 times ... posted a double-double in win over IU South Bend Nov. 19, registering 13 points and 10 rebounds ... scored 11 points and blocked five shots in victory Nov. 21 over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... closed out the Central Michigan Tournament two days later with six points, six rebounds, six blocks and four steals in win against Maine ... named to All-Tournament Team at CMU for his efforts against UAPB and Maine ... grabbed 10 rebounds to close Challenge in Music City against Portland Nov. 30 ... went a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor for 12 points in win at Eastern Kentucky Dec. 3 ... tallied six blocked shots Dec. 20 in win at IPFW, less than 24 hours before his record-setting performance against Goshen ... pulled down a season-best 13 rebounds in Horizon League win over Youngstown State Jan. 4 ... scored a season-high 15 points on a perfect 6-of-6 effort from the field the next time out, Jan. 8 in win over UIC ... approached double-double against the Flames with eight rebounds while also blocking four shots ... approached double-double again in victory at Wright State Jan. 17, hitting 6-of-8 from the floor for 14 points and nine rebounds ... blocked four shots in league win at UIC Jan. 31, the third of which broke Valpo's previous single-season record of 71 blocked shots ... hit all five of his field goal attempts for 11 points in win over Oakland Feb. 8 ... tallied nine points and eight rebounds in regular season title-clinching win at Cleveland State Feb. 27 ... rejected five shots in Horizon League Championship title game against Green Bay Mar. 10 ... finished tournament with eight blocks over two games, just one shy of the tournament record ... named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Team ... member of Horizon Leageu Academic Honor Roll.
Summer of 2014: Member of Jamaican national team for the 2014 FIBA Men’s Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship (Centrobasket) ... appeared in all four games for Jamaica, grabbing eight rebounds.
2013-14: Appeared in all 34 games for the Crusaders, starting 17 times ... started 15 of Valpo's 16 Horizon League games ... averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game ... led Valpo in rebounding nine times ... tallied 58 blocked shots, fourth-most in a single season in Crusader history ... ranked third in the league with 1.7 blocks/game ... averaged 2.4 blocks/game within league play, second-most among Horizon League players ... shot 57.8% from the floor on the season ... registered at least three blocks on nine occasions, including a program record-tying seven rejections Jan. 25 at UIC ... opened season with career-high 14-point effort in win over Murray State (Nov. 8) ... pulled down eight rebounds Nov. 10 versus North Park ... registered first career double-double Nov. 30 versus Cincinnati Christian, tallying 11 points and 12 rebounds ... registered double-double at East Tennessee State Dec. 29, playing a career-high 31 minutes and finishing with 10 points and a career-best 14 rebounds ... eight of his 14 rebounds at ETSU came on the offensive glass ... blocked five shots and grabbed seven rebounds Jan. 10 against Wright State ... tallied eight rebounds in win over Youngstown State Feb. 22 ... shot perfect 4-for-4 from the floor for 10 points at Wright State Feb. 25 ... tallied nine points and seven rebounds, including six offensive, Mar. 18 in CIT game versus Columbia ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
Summer of 2013: Traveled with an Athletes in Action team to New Zealand in August ... played for Jamaica in its first-ever appearance at the FIBA Americas Championship in September ... appeared in four games for Jamaica ... picked up a blocked shot in win over Argentina, the world's third-ranked team ... grabbed two rebounds against eventual champions Mexico.
2012-13: Made 27 appearances off the bench in his first year playing for the Crusaders ... scored 30 points and grabbed 38 rebounds on the season ... averaged one blocked shot per 11 minutes of playing time ... opened Crusader career with five points, including a pair of dunks, and three rebounds in win over Georgia Southern Nov. 9 ... blocked season-high four shots in front of a national TV audience against Northern Illinois Nov. 13 ... blocked two shots in win at Kent State Nov. 18 ... grabbed five rebounds at Saint Louis Dec. 2 ... set season high with six rebounds in victory over Purdue Calumet Dec. 22, a mark he would match in just 10 minutes in BracketBusters win over Eastern Kentucky Feb. 23 ... combined to go 5-of-7 from the floor, including three dunks, in wins over Milwaukee Jan. 12 and Feb. 1 ... blocked two shots apiece in back-to-back league games against Milwaukee and UIC in early February ... named to the NABC Honors Court ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
Summer of 2012: Made his senior international debut for Jamaica at the 2012 FIBA Men’s Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship (Centrobasket) ... debuted in win over U.S. Virgin Islands, grabbing a rebound in two minutes of action ... played three minutes and pulled down a board in bronze medal win against Panama, Jamaica’s top-ever finish at the tournament.
2011-12: Sat out his first season at Valparaiso.
Prep: Concluded high school career last season at Princeton Day Academy in Maryland ... came on strong later in the season, posting a double-double over the second half of the year while also registering nearly five blocks per game ... helped Princeton Day to National Christian Schools Athletics Association (NCSAA) regional title ... previously played at Calabar H.S. in Jamaica ... averaged nearly a triple-double in points, rebounds and blocked shots ... led conference during 2009-2010 season in both rebounds and blocked shots ... one of the founding players of the Jamaica Basketball Academy … academically, ranked first in class in both 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
Personal: Vashil is the son of Sophia Green … graduated with bachelor's degree in international business in May of 2014 ... earned master's degree in international commerce & policy in May of 2015 ... currently pursuing a second master's degree in international economics & finance … born January 16, 1992.