Academic, 3-point ace Fleming signs with Colgate



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Wed. November 14, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

Academic, 3-point ace Fleming signs with Colgate

As of roughly 7:15 Wednesday morning, Jack Fleming's resume features only two C's -- and one of them is emblazoned on his cap.

The only other C came in a sophomore-year history class. Otherwise, Jesuit's 6-foot-6, 210-pound shooting guard, who set a program season record with 88 3-pointers as a junior, has remained as proficient in the classroom (3.7 GPA) as he has from long range.

Jesuit's top scorer during the Tigers' 27-2 season last winter, Fleming signed Wednesday with Colgate in an on-campus ceremony that included seven Tigers baseball signees. He also had offers from Lafayette, New Hampshire and Brown.

He'll join a program projected to finish next to last in the Patriot League in a recent preseason poll. Projections are slightly higher for the team he'll suit up for this winter; Jesuit returns its top four scorers and and five of its top six rebounders from last season.

"I think everyone throughout the whole summer was obviously working hard, playing AAU and stuff and getting a lot more experience," Fleming said. "I just think everyone's really improved individually and as a team."

Photo: Jack Fleming (right) and Jesuit coach Neal Goldman



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