FGCU announces addition of former VCU power forward

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FGCU’s taken advantage of the transfer market in recent years, and on Friday the program announced the addition of another big man to Joe Dooley’s roster. Antravious Simmons, who played sparingly at VCU, has decided to transfer to the Atlantic Sun program. According to FGCU the Miami native will be eligible to compete at the end of the Fall 2015 semester.

“We’re excited about Antravious joining the program,” Dooley said in the release. “He’s a quality, high-character person that we want. He’ll be a great fit into our style of play.”

Simmons joins a program that will lose two front court players at the end of the 2014-15 season in Marcus Blake and Nate Hicks, with the latter being the team’s third-leading rebounder. Also of note is the fact that FGCU will also lose their second-best rebounder in wing Jamail Jones.

Simmons joins a front court that will include the likes of leading rebounder Marc-Eddy Norelia, Demetris Morant, Eric Moeller and Filip Cvjeticanin, who sitting out this season as a medical redshirt after undergoing back surgery during the offseason.

All three of FGCU’s early signees in the Class of 2015 are perimeter players, with those additions expected to help the Eagles begin life without current senior guards Brett Comer and Bernard Thompson.