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LIU-Brooklyn nabs commitment from SG Joel Hernandez

Apr 20, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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Jack Perri got some good news recently when the NCAA granted former Northeast Conference Player of the Year forward Julian Boyd a sixth year of eligibility.

Now Perri is getting a boost to his backcourt in shooting guard Joel Hernandez, according to Rivals.com’s Alex Kline.

Hernandez, a product of of Teaneck High School, runs with the NJ Playaz AAU squad.

The 6-3, 183-pound two-guard also held offers from Hofstra, Manhattan, Monmouth, Robert Morris and St. Joseph’s. Though it’s interesting to point out neither ESPN nor Rivals.com lists an offer from LIU-Brooklyn for Hernandez. He can bolster a backcourt that will already have the pass-first services of senior Jason Brickman (9.5 points, 8.5 assists per game).

Though Brickman is one of few options that the Blackbirds will have next season as far as guards go. C.J. Garner  (16.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 50.3-percent from the field) and Brandon Thompson (8.1 points, 3.1 rebounds) both exhaust their eligibility. They do however get back sophomore E.J. Reed and his 7.1 points per game and 50.6-percent shooting percentage.

Hernandez is the first recruit of the 2013 class for LIU-Brooklyn.

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