Warwick, R.I. – April 18, 2017: Edvaldo Ferreira of the CCRI Knights Basketball Team has been named Third Team All-American. Ferreira was a vital part of the team’s 20-9 overall record.
Ferreira followed up his 2015-2016 campaign with another strong season. In 2015-2016, Ferreira averaged 14.2 rebounds per game, which was good for first in the country. Along with this, he averaged 5.0 blocks per game, which was also first in the country. He had 17 points per game shooting 60% from the field.
Ferreira continued his dominating play this season. He averaged an impressive double-double, with 13.0 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game. Most importantly, Ferreira did this efficiently. He shot 62.0 percent on the year on field goals, good for 14th in the nation. He totaled 342 rebounds, good for seventh in the nation. Ferreira was a monster on the boards, but his presence was felt on the defense end even more. He had 103 blocks on the year, coming in 3rd in NJCAA Division II. He was invaluable to the team as his presence was needed on the floor and in the locker room, being an incredible teammate throughout the year.
On the season, he had an incredible 20 double-doubles. Ferreira was dominating all year, making game winning plays for the Knights. Ferreira’s best game of the season came against Orange Country on February 4th. In the game, Edvaldo scored 18 points, had 18 rebounds, and blocked five shots. This game showcased his incredible skillset and how versatile he is.
Head Coach Rick Harris loved coaching Edvaldo. “Edvaldo Ferreira has been a true pleasure to coach over these past two seasons. He epitomizes was a student athlete should strive to be, a 3.9 GPA and an All-American.” He went on to say “Edvaldo made my coaching staff and I better coaches. Most importantly, Edvaldo is a true gentleman, always being the perfect role model for his tea members.”
Edvaldo Ferreira has had a great career at CCRI. Throughout his career he has scored 850 points. He brought down 725 rebounds for the Knights, which were only 37 rebounds away from breaking the CCRI record set by Walt “Stretch” Edwards in 1971-1973. He is the record holder for blocked shots in a career with 235 for the Knights. Ferreira has been a great student, player, and leader in the CCRI community, and he deserves this great accolade. Congratulations Edvaldo!
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.