A look at FAU Basketball’s 2018 class


An entrance to the FAU Basketball Arena, where Graham thought he would play home games for the few years. [Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor]

New FAU basketball coach Michael Curry has to bring in players that fit his program, and he has started this summer, bringing in three young men to fill the spots left by center Dragan Sekelja, guard Pablo Bertone and guard Richard Morrow.

There is one who signed originally under Mike Jarvis, one that is the namesake of a former NBA journeyman and one who chose FAU over a much larger, storied program in a major conference.


Maceo Baston Jr.

Baston Jr., a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, is the son of former professional basketball player Maceo Baston, who played briefly for the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons. The elder Baston played with Curry in 2003-2004. when both were on the Toronto Raptors.

While his 6-foot-11 father played almost exclusively around the rim, Baston Jr. hangs his hat on an ability to shoot the ball from three-point range. Florida Atlantic was his first and only scholarship offer.


CJ Turman

Turman originally committed to the University of Tennessee, but was released from his national letter of intent after then UT coach Cuonzo Martin left for the University of California. The 6-foot-9, 250 pound center should bring size and talent to the FAU frontline.

The Madison, Ga. native averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds a game during his senior season on his way to a state championship. The coach of that team, Charlemagne Gibbons, is now on the FAU basketball coaching staff.


Traevis Graham

Graham committed to FAU while former coach Mike Jarvis was still at the helm. Graham signed a national letter of intent, but it is unknown whether he even asked for a release. (Players who signed to play at a school under one coach are sometimes awarded releases from their NLI if that coach leaves the school.)

A Stuart, Fla. native, the 6-foot-6 Graham seems to do most of his offensive damage 10 feet from the basket and in.