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by: Stetson University
Hatters Ink Dominican Shooter Cabrera
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  05/28/2014
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DeLAND—Oscar Cabrera (Santo Domingo, D.R.) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at Stetson University, head coach Corey Williams announced today.

Cabrera, a 6-5, 195-pound swingman, is the sixth signee of Williams’ first full recruiting class at Stetson.

“Oscar is a wing who will be able to match up with anyone,” said Williams. “He can post smaller guards, shoots the ball well, and is quick enough that when big guys guard him he can get around them and get to the basket. His versatility is what we’re looking for when we are out recruiting.”

Cabrera prepped at Faith Baptist Christian School in Brandon, Fla., and spent a post-graduate season at Score Sports Academy in Raleigh, N.C. during the 2013-14 academic year. In 39 games at Score, Cabrera averaged 21.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. He shot 55.3 percent from the field, including 37.8 percent from three-point range. Cabrera scored a career-high 41 points against IMG Academy.

Cabrera was a teammate of current Hatter Brian Pegg at Faith Baptist.

“Our team is excited about him,” said Williams. “Brian was surprised and excited when he found out we were recruiting Oscar. He knew how good Oscar was. Oscar is one of those kids that, body-wise, is ready to play right away. He has good size and athleticism, and he can really shoot it. He has attributes that allow him to come in and play right away.”

Cabrera was a decorated performer on the all-star summer camp circuit as well. He was selected to the all-star team at Nike’s 2013 Basketball Without Borders Americas program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was also a finalist in the 3-point shooting contest. Participants for the camp were invited by the NBA, FIBA and other basketball federations. Cabrera also earned a spot on the 2013 Under Armour HoopGroup camp all-star squad. He was also ranked No. 23 prospect in Florida by FloridaProspects.com.

“He’s a disciplined young man, very driven,” said Williams. “He’ll always find time to work on his game. Oscar spent a year at prep school, so he’s a year older and more mature as far as his thinking is concerned. You don’t see too many kids who understand what it takes to prepare and practice for games, but he does.”

Cabrera will be the first member of his family to attend college.

“Going to college on a scholarship at a Division I school is very important to him and his family. This is a big deal for them. All of these things suggest that he’s going to do what he’s supposed to do to be successful.”

Cabrera is the second player from the Dominic Republic to play at Stetson. Chris Perez (2011-13) also hailed from Santo Domingo.

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2014-15 Stetson Men’s Basketball Signees
•    Oscar Cabrera, 6-5, 195, Santo Domingo, D.R. (Florida Baptist Christian)
•    Jonathan Joseph, 6-5, 190, Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Christian Prep)
•    Grant Lozoya, 6-4, 180, Westlake Village, Calif. (Lawrenceville (N.J.) School)
•    Divine Myles, 5-10, 170, Mobile, Ala. (Blount HS)
•    Kevin Ndahiro, 6-9, 225, Ottawa, Ontario (Thomas Nelson (Ky.) HS)
•    Wyatt Sikora, 6-10, 200, Key Largo, Fla. (Florida Christian School)






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