FLORENCE, S.C. – On Tuesday, BBC Bascharage Hedgehogs announced the addition of former Francis Marion University standout Evrik Gary to its roster.
The squad plays in the Luxembourg Nationale 2 league and its next contest is Saturday.
Gary, a 28-year-old Camden native, played most recently at Apoel in the Cypriot OPAP Basket League during the 2017-18 season. In 13 games, he averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game. He garnered League Player of the Week honors on one occasion.
Upon his return to the states, he spent a year working as Alumni Development Coordinator at FMU.
During the 2016-17 season, he played at BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen (Total League). In 2016, he briefly played with the Salt Lake City Stars, the D-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz. He played in the Bulgarian League for BC Beroe Stara Zagora during 2015-16 and averaged 13.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 1.3 spg in 29 contests. He also previously played in the Balkan League and in Luxembourg.
The 6-3 guard is also a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
Gary played for the Patriots between 2010 and 2014. As a senior, he earned All-Conference and All-Region honors after averaging 20.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He led the Peach Belt Conference in scoring and three-point shooting percentage (46.9%).
A four-year starter, his career point total of 1,787 is third-best in FMU history and eighth-best in PBC history. Gary holds the school career records for free throws made and free throw percentage (88.0%), while standing second in both three-pointers made and attempted.
Gary, a former All-State performer at Camden High School, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in general business from FMU in 2013 and went on to do graduate work while playing his final season.
FMU baseball inks trio for 2021
FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the signings of RHP/INF Halton Hardy (Athens, Ga.), 3B Brady Stone (Fort Mill) and McBee High’s McIver Wallace to national letters of intent for the 2021 season.
As a junior, Hardy batted .384 and posted a 1.06 earned run average on the pitching mound. He was a first-team All-Region selection following the season, and has been tabbed as a preseason All-State pick heading into the 2020 campaign.
“Halton has great command of his fastball on both sides of the plate, has a good feel for his slider, and possesses 83-to-86 miles per hour velocity,” Inabinet said. “At the plate, he has gap-to-gap power. He will come in with a chance to contribute immediately.”
As a junior, Stone hit .320 with four doubles, 21 runs scored and 24 runs driven in. He helped lead Fort Mill High School to 28 wins, a No.1 state ranking for much of the regular season and an appearance in the 5A upper state championship. He earned honorable mention 2019 All-Area honors from the Rock Hill Herald.
He was a participant in the 2019 Palmetto Games.
He also plays with the On Deck O’s travel squad under the direction of coach Jason Hill.
“We will look for Brady to play on the left side of the infield. He is a switch hitter with a good eye at the plate. His better days are ahead of him, with the potential to be a good college hitter. He has a chance to play as a freshman.”
Wallace is a senior at McBee High School. He was a member of the past two Class A state championship squads for the Panthers. He earned All-State honors as a junior.
In the classroom, he is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Senior Beta Club, and the Student Athlete Community Service Network.
“We are bringing Wallace in as a left-handed hitting catcher. He is ready to hit at the collegiate level right now. I will be excited to see him play this springs at McBee and this summer with Florence Legion Post No.1 to see how much improvement he has made behind the plate.”
FMU baseball adjusts schedule
FLORENCE, S.C. — The Francis Marion University baseball team has adjusted its game time for Friday due to the forecast of cold temperatures for that evening.
The Patriots’ game against the University of North Georgia will now be played at 4 p.m. at Sparrow Stadium.
Also, due to wet field conditions, FMU’s game Wednesday against Mercy was canceled and will not be made up.