GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T will lose some of its perimeter shooting next season with the departure of seniors Jeremy Underwood and Lamont Middleton.
Head coach Cy Alexander hopes to replace those losses with the signing of guard Arturs Bremers (6-4, 185, Sigulda, Republic of Latvia, Columbia State Community College). The Aggies signed Bremers during the NCAA’s early signing period.
“He’s a tremendous 3-point shooter,” said Alexander. “He will really give us a major 3-point shooting threat when he’s on the floor. He has to be accounted for, which is going to cause our opponents problems.”
Bremers will come in as a junior after transferring from Columbia State (Tenn.). He played with current Aggies center Bryan Akinkugbe during his freshman season at Columbia State. The 21-year-old began playing basketball at age 9. He moved to Phoenix, Ariz., to finish his last two years of high school where he played basketball for Westwind Preparatory Academy.
Bremers will graduate from Columbia State in the spring with an associate degree. He plans to major in construction management at A&T. During the 2010-11 season at Westwind, he helped the Warriors compile a 30-2 record by averaging 8.5 points and 1.6 assists. Max Preps gave him a No. 9 ranking in the state of Arizona.
During the 2012-13 season at Columbia State, Bremers averaged 11.2 points over 21 games, while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range and 44 percent from the floor. In eight games this season, Bremers is averaging 11.8 points and shooting an impressive 52.8 percent from beyond 3-point range.
“He’s a phenomenal shooter and a phenomenal student,” said Columbia State head coach Brian Collins. “A&T is getting a great player and a Class A person. He’ll be a fan favorite there. He’ll be something to watch.”