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New Rhode Island Hooper News: George Mason Guard, Justyn Fernandez, transfers to Providence.

New segment under the House of College Hoops Network! Don't let anyone fool you, College Basketball is a full year sport. When March Madness ends, the craziness still continues, all the way up to the season.

We will be highlighting all the latest news across the Ocean State, and this blog series will help you keep track of which new players are moving to the 401.

To kick things off, Providence Friars new Head Coach, Kim English, has already begun his new era with the first official transfer.

The 6'5 freshman guard will follow his old coach to Friartown. He averaged about 14 minutes a game, and had a line of 4.1ppg/1.9reb at George Mason last season, where the Patriots had a solid A-10 year with a 20-13 record.

Fernandez is no stranger to Providence. The former 4-star recruit was heavily recruited by Providence during Ed Cooley’s regime.

In a quote to On3, Fernandez stated the following. “I chose Providence because of the same reason I chose George Mason, I have a great relationship with the coaching staff and I believe in the vision that they have for me under their coaching. I feel that this is the best move for me to make that vision come true.”

In 18 games A-10 games, he played in 45.9% of team’s minutes, shot 46% from 2, and 35% from three. In a small sample size, Fernandez showed promise, and it's a great addition to Providence's backcourt. Welcome to the 401, Justyn!

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