April 10, 1998

Canadian Wing Guard Kyle Julius Becomes Fifth Furman Basketball Recruit

GREENVILLE -- Furman University head basketball coach Larry Davis announced today that Kyle Julius, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wing guard from Thunder Bay, Ontario, has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Paladins.

Julius, who attended Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ontario, this year, averaged 14.0 ppg and shot 50.0% from the field, including 48.0% from three-point range, in helping Cathedral post a 33-0 record and No. 1 ranking in Ontario. The Gaels won four major tournaments during the 1997-98 season, including the Ontario Catholic Championship and Ontario Provincial Championship.

"Kyle Julius' signing fills one of our program's biggest immediate needs -- that being three-point shooting," said head coach Larry Davis on Friday. "He is an outstanding shooter who has excellent overall guard skills and a tremendous worth ethic, and he has played in one of the best high school programs in North America with a perennial winning tradition."

Julius is the third recruit inked by Furman this spring and fifth overall. On Wednesday, the Paladins signed 6-foot-11 center Stevan Petrovic from Norfolk, Nebraska, and on Thursday Furman added 6-foot-8 Stanislav Makshantsev, a 6-foot-8 All-America forward from Northeast Nebraska Community College. The Paladins signed a pair of guards during the fall signing season, including Anthony Thomas, a 6-foot-3 wing guard from Atlanta, Ga. (Woodward Academy), and 6-foot point guard Paul Foster from Teachey, N.C. (Wallace Rose High School).

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