Brooklyn Heights, NY -- St. Francis (NY) head men's coach Glenn Braica announced that 6'3” combo guard Anthony White (Mastic, NY) and 6'4” shooting guard Aleksandar Isailovic (Belgrade/Serbia) have signed National Letters-of-Intent to enroll at the college next fall. White is entering his senior season at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, New York and Isailovic is in his second year at Collin Community College in Plano, Texas.
“We are extremely excited that both Anthony and Alex have decided to become members of our family,” said Braica. “Both of them are of high character and their overall versatility is really going to help our program. In addition they have both been prepared by excellent coaches.”
During his junior year (2010-2011), White led Floyd in scoring (18.6), rebounding (12.3), and assists (5.4). White was a repeat All-League selection, All-Conference, All-Suffolk County and All-Section XI. Additionally, he was one of two juniors selected to the Newsday All-Long Island Team and the BCANY (Basketball Coaches Association of NY) Class AA All-State teams.
“Anthony is a physical guard that gives us versatility on the perimeter,” Braica said. “He's got a great feel for the game, possesses the ability to create his own shot, and is an exceptional ball-handler and passer.”
This past summer, White led the Long Island squad to the gold medal at the NY State Summer Basketball Championship held in Johnson City, NY. He was the leading scorer (20 ppg.) for the Long Island team that went on to the championship. In fact, his buzzer-beating three-pointer sent the game into overtime, where they eventually defeated Hudson Valley in the semifinals. Anthony was the leading scorer in all games including the championship game against the host team, Central New York.
“Anthony has progressed during his four season high school career from an inside player, to an inside-outside player,” said Floyd head coach Bob Hodgson. “His skills on the perimeter have allowed him to advance to become an NCAA Division I guard. In addition, Anthony has demonstrated an ability to play any position and to defend any position on the floor and will fit in nicely with the style of play at St. Francis. We will miss utilizing his versatility, but will enjoy following his progress as a combo guard with the Terriers. We feel that he's made an excellent decision.”
Isailovic averaged 10.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.7 steals per game last season at Collin Community College and will have two years of eligibility as a Terrier. He connected on 36 percent (48-for-135) from behind the arc and converted 84 percent (26-of-31) from the free throw line.
In the season-opener against Bossier Parish Community College on November 4th, Isailovic drained five of his seven attempts from long distance.
“Alex is a tremendous outside shooter who will help us replace Stefan Perunicic, who will graduate after this season,” Braica explained. “He's got the ability to change the game quickly from three-point range, and he's got good size and can also handle the ball a little bit.”