Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ASA Miami's Gomes Back On Market

With the recent firing of Albany State head coach Michael Moore, high-scoring ASA Miami sophomore Anthony Gomes is back on the market.

The Osceola County product averaged 19 points and 4.2 assists, seizing the leadership reins after coming off the bench as a freshman.

Gomes averaged a team-best 24 points in conference play.

Seizing a tremendous green light, Gomes was the ball-dominant scoring presence on which ASA leaned heavily in 2017-18.

He overcame hot and cold stretches in conference play, quickly surfacing as the program's all-time leading scorer following a 29-point performance against Indian River.

He manufactured points thoroughly, averaging 7 free throw attempts per game.

Gomes toted the hot hand during the final two permances of his JUCO career, with a 39-point performance against Palm Beach State and a 31-point game against Indian River.

He shot a combined 25-for-45 in those games, including 16-for-27 from beyond the arc.

"Last year he came off the bench for me and averaged 10.5 points and this year he was an absolute stud," ASA Miami coach Jean Dubuisson said of Gomes.

"Anthony is an alpha dog which I love. He hates to lose. He's a gym rat. He's always trying to get better. Always has questions on how to get better. His best asset as a player is his pure ability to score the ball and get others involved."


One prospect with the potential and well rounded tool-set to be a late signee is Class of 2018 prospect D.J. McQuarter.

Out of Believe Prep Academy (TN), McQuarter displayed length and a wide ranging offensive game during the Battlegrounds tournament in Memphis.

The 6-foot-7 wing fills all categories as a scoring presence, with a burgeoning back to the bucket game and a smooth stroke which he's now extending beyond the arc.

The New Orleans product has an explosive aerial game. He went rim to rim multiple times during the aforementioned Battlegrounds tournament, putting the ball on the deck with ease.

While his physicality could use a few tweaks in preparing for the demanding rigors of the next level, McQuarter's sound all around game should have appeal to mid major suitors.