Vashil Fernandez breaks Valparaiso blocks record

Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com
Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com

CHICAGO — With an emphatic rejection into the seats of the UIC Pavilion, Valparaiso center Vashil Fernandez set a new program record for career blocks.

The fifth-year senior dominated UIC in the paint Saturday for six blocks and now has 233 for his career, surpassing former center Raitis Grafs’ record that stood since 2003.

“I came here to get a win. My hard work has paid off, ” Fernandez said. “This is a great honor to me.”

Fernandez also had eight points and nine rebounds as Valparaiso eased to a 73-55 victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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