Fleming signs National Letter of Intent with LIU

Fleming signs National Letter of Intent with LIU


Fleming signs National Letter of Intent with LIU


North Brunswick High School senior guard Iverson Fleming thought he was heading to an island; Long Island that is. He made a non-binding commitment to Hofstra University early during this past season.

But when Pride coach Mo Cassera was relieved of his duties this offseason, Fleming said that he “had mixed emotions.”

LIU, which had been courting Fleming well before Hofstra came into the picture, became an appealing spot for Fleming to land himself. He signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Blackbirds last Friday.

Fleming feels LIU, which has made the NCAA Tournament the last two years, is the perfect landing spot to continue his playing career.

“They play at an up-tempo style, and I like to play at that kind of pace,” Fleming said. “I didn’t feel like I needed to go too far away to play for a good basketball program. They have a excellent academic program that I can complete my degree.”

Fleming, a 2012-’13 Home News Tribune All-Area First-Team selection, led the Greater Middlesex Conference in scoring this past winter. He averaged 22.4 points per game with 60 trifectas while leading the Raiders to a 20-7 record and an appearance in the Central Group IV quarterfinals. He also passed the 1,000 career point plateau.

Fleming said he wanted to play for a winning program.

“That is very important and it played a big part in it due to the fact that I’m a very competitive player,” he said. “I feel LIU is the perfect fit for me, and even more importantly is that their graduation rate is on the up and up.”

Fleming is best suited as an off guard with the ability to create a shot for himself in isolation against any defense thrown at him, but he has good enough handle to run the point and can create shots teammates.


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