Balza, Eagles Sign Chase Fieler to National Letter of Intent
Thursday, April 15, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Chase Fieler has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Eagle program for the 2010-11 academic year, FGCU men’s basketball head coach Dave Balza announced.

“I’m very excited to be an FGCU Eagle,” said Fieler. “I felt extremely comfortable with the players and staff, and the campus is beautiful, which made my decision to sign with Florida Gulf Coast an easy one.”

Fieler, who will graduate high school with a 3.78 gpa, joins Marlon Rivera and Kevin Cantinol as newcomers to the FGCU men’s basketball program for the 2010-11 season.

Fieler, a 6-8 wing from Parkersburg, W.V. and a 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winner, comes to FGCU after starring at Parkersburg South High School, which produced FGCU alums Bryan Crislip and Ryan Hopkins. He averaged 25.0 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.8 blocks, 2.6 steals, and 3.5 assists as a senior. Fieler broke Parkersburg’s single game-high point record, scoring 42 points against East Fairmont and he now holds the school record for most 35-plus point performances (4) in a career. He was a West Virginia Player of Year Candidate (4th Place), earned 1st Team AAA All-State and OVAC Conference 1st Team honors, named 2010 Big Atlantic Classic Player of the Game and BACF Tournament Player of the Game, and was the BACF Dunk Contest Winner. Fieler was also awarded WNUS Player of the Game 10 times during his senior year and four times in his junior season.

“Chase is a great addition to our program,” said Balza. “He is a high-character young man and an excellent student. On the floor, he will make an immediate impact. He can really shoot and rebound the ball and can play a variety of positions on the floor. We are very excited that Chase has chosen FGCU as his college home.”