CORPUS CHRISTI – Bryce Douvier, a 6-foot-6, 230 pound forward from the University of Northern Colorado, has signed on to join the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men's basketball team as a transfer, head coach Willis Wilson announced today. Douvier will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules, and will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Island University.
"Coach Gross and I have known Bryce since he attended our camps in Houston growing up," Wilson said. "He's a physical player who also has a nice shooting touch, and his work ethic and character are outstanding. He embodies the attributes that we preach to our players – character, toughness and talent."
Douvier played in 17 games for the Bears in 2012-13, shooting 20-for-31 from the field in limited action. He posted a double-double in the season opener with 15 points and 10 boards against Southwest, going 7-for-8 from the field. He also added eight points in 14 minutes in a road game at UC Davis on Feb. 23. He played in 18 games as a freshman, including a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards in a start against Johnson & Wales.
The native of Sedgwick, Kan., spent a year playing in prep school at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy after playing his high school ball for Sedgwick High under Darren Crumrine. In his senior campaign, he led Sedgwick to a Division 3A state championship, averaging 22 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals. He was a Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star and a VYPE Magazine Top 20 Player for the state of Kansas in his senior campaign.
Douvier was born in Salzburg, Austria, and earned a spot on the country's MU20 national team in 2011. His father, Randy, played professional basketball there in the 1980s. He joins signees Jeff Beverly (Houston/Clear Lake) and Rashawn Thomas (Oklahoma City/Southeast) as the Islanders' new additions heading into the 2013-14 season.
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