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Barry men’s basketball adds Albany transfer Anders Haas

 

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Barry University’s men’s basketball team, which will return four starters plus its fourth-leading scorer next season, has made an interesting addition to its roster.

He’s 6-1 guard Anders Haas, a transfer from Division I Albany, which beat Mount St. Mary’s in the play-in round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament before losing to eventual Final Four team Florida.

Barry coach Butch Estes called Haas “a gifted offensive player,” and that was evidenced by his shooting percentages at Albany — 34 on three-pointers and 85 on free throws. He was seventh on the team with a 3.0 scoring average in just 6.4 minutes per game.

Haas, who is originally from Denmark, has moved around a lot — two years of high school ball in Oakland, Calif., one year of junior college at State College of Florida-Manatee, and then Albany before Barry. He is looking for more playing time.

Barry’s four returning starters are point guard Deric Hill, shooter Juan Ferrales and wings Yunio Barrueta and Savad Garner.

Also in the mix is 6-5 wing Adrian Gonzalez, who averaged 11.5 points as a freshman.

Barry had previously signed a 6-0 point guard, Hunter Osceola. He will be a freshman this fall after helping Plantation American Heritage win a state title in March.

MDC SELECTIONS

Miami Dade College second baseman Darren Seferina, selected in the fifth round last week, signed with the Cardinals. MDC right-hander Domenick Mancini, picked in the 12th round by the Nationals, also signed.

In addition, right-hander Jeremiah Muhammad, an MDC recruit from Coral Springs Christian, signed after being picked in the 11th round by the Mariners.

• Both of St. Thomas’ 2014 MLB draftees have signed pro contracts. Left-hander Emilio Ogando, picked in the 12th round, signed with the Royals. Outfielder Edwin Medina, taken in the 33rd round, signed with the Astros.

• Both of Barry’s 2014 MLB drafttees also have signed. Right-hander Calvin Rayburn, a 16th-rounder, signed with the Phillies. First baseman Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, a 24th-rounder, signed with the Mariners.

• UM women’s golfer Daniela Darquea, a freshman from Ecuador, was named honorable mention All-American. She is the first UM golfer since Julie Brand in 1994 to earn All-American status.

Darquea, one of eight ACC golfers on the All-America team, had four rounds of 68 or better this past season, a school record. She won two tournaments, had five top-10 finishes and earned seventh place in the NCAA Central Regional.

• FIU’s 2014-2015 women’s tennis recruiting class has been ranked No. 17 in the nation and No. 2 in the state, according to TennisRecruiting.net. Florida is ranked No. 1 in the nation. FIU’s recruits are Andrea Lazaro, Monika Stanikova and Nerma Caluk.

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