Patson Siame

Florida Gulf Coast lands transfer big man

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Florida Gulf Coast continued to reshape its roster late this week as the school announced the signing of Loyola Marymount transfer big man Patson Siame.

The 6-foot-11 Siame will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but he’ll have two seasons remaining of eligibility after that.

“We’re excited to welcome Patson to FGCU, and we’re looking forward to getting him on campus,” head coach Joe Dooley said in the release. “He’s an extremely versatile big man. He’s long and athletic and someone who can post up, but he’s also mobile enough to step out and shoot from the perimeter. He can stay in the low blocks and make a jump hook, but he can also pick and pop and knock down a jumper. We think he’ll make a great addition to our roster and give us another valuable threat down low.”

As a sophomore at Loyola Marymount, Patson averaged 20 minutes per game and put up 5.7 points, 4 rebounds and 1 block per game. He should give the Eagles a serviceable big man who can be productive around the basket when he becomes eligible for the 2016-17 season.