BELMONT, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey Men's Basketball has signed five players to National Letters-of-Intent for 2018-19, Head Coach Billy Taylor announced today. The class includes four high school seniors and a four-year transfer.
Romeao Ferguson is a 6-5 guard from Burlington, N.C. and will be a sophomore after transferring from Lincoln Memorial. He averaged 4.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game for the 32-2 Railsplitters, shooting 59.8% from the floor and 44.4% from three-point range. At the Burlington School, where he played for Coach Ron Johnson, his senior team won the state championship with a 31-1 record.
Brayden Gault, a 6-4 guard from Haymarket, Va., is Battlefield High School's all-time leading scorer with 1,618 career points. He led the Bobcats in points (17.3ppg), rebounds (6.5rpg), assists (4.0apg) and steals (1.2spg) as they finished 21-10 overall with an appearance in the state semifinals.
Sean Halloran, a 5-11 guard from Orlando, Fla., averaged 16.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior at Boone High School. Under the direction of Dave Martinson, he led Boone to a 17-12 record while helping the Braves advance to the regional semifinal.
Milos Galogaza originally hails from Belgrade, Serbia, but attended Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin, N.C. A 6-8, forward, he averaged 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, earning all-conference honors. Galogaza was named conference player of the year honors as a junior.
Emanuel (Manny) Hernandez is a 6-5 forward from Puerto Rico via The Masters Academy in Orlando, Fla. He helped his team to a 23-8 record and a runner-up finish in the Florida 4A state championship game. Under the tutleage of Coach Reggie Kohn, he averaged 11.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.
"We are excited to add these five extremely well-rounded student-athletes to our Belmont Abbey program," Taylor said. "They will all bring toughness and competitiveness, and all five have a very high basketball IQ. They come from winning programs, played for fine coaches, and know the discipline it takes each and every day to help their team win.
"Romeao's experience and maturity will be a huge key for us. He plays multiple positions while being able to create offense for himself and others. Romeao will be an exciting player to watch. Sean's confidence with the ball along with his ability to shoot with range will allow him to have success in our system. Sean is also an excellent passer and plays with good pace. Brayden's toughness, versatility, and ability to make threes is something we are looking forward to having on the wing. He flat out competes. Milos is very skilled for his size, and he can stretch the defense with his ability to make threes. Milos is also very effective and efficient in the low post. Emanuel has only been in the US for one year yet he is mature beyond his age. Manny is an absolute workhorse who is fundamentally sound with a great basketball feel. Our staff has worked hard to address our needs coming off of this past year. We feel great about our 2018 class and expect that they will have major impact on the court, in the classroom, and in the community."