Men's basketball signs first recruit for 09-10

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The UNF men’s basketball team recorded another milestone in their four year Division I history April 17.

First-year UNF head coach Matthew Driscoll, announced the signing of the first UNF recruit since the program has reached full Division I status. David Jeune, a 6-7 power forward from Okeechobee High School, will be looked to for help in scoring and rebounds.

“We are extremely proud and excited to begin this new era and get a young man like David Jeune to play for our program,” Driscoll said in a press release.

Jeune broke OHS’s single-season rebounding mark in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and totaled a standard of 426 his senior year. He also holds the record for all-time records at Okeechobee for career high points at 1,328 and 1,381 rebounds along with the most blocks at 229 and the most free throws at 316. Setting the record his sophomore year with 391 before making 407 on the boards as a junior.

As a senior, Jeune was a first team all-district selection and a first All-Treasure Coast selection. Jeune also helped lead his team to the district 14-4A semifinals by averaging 21.5 points and 14.7 a game, and achieving 27 double-doubles in his senior season. He is the only person in OHS history with more than 1,3000 career points and 1,300 career rebounds.

“He is a very good basketball player, as his stats indicate, but he is also a person of character and integrity and possesses the trait that we are looking for as we build our program here a UNF,” Driscoll said.

OHS head basketball coach John Enrico, Jeune’s high school coach, described him as being a “gym rat” that has the ability to score inside as well as step out beyond the 3-point arc and hit the long-range shot.

“David is a tenacious rebounder and somebody who has a lot of athleticism and potential that has not yet been reached,” Enrico said in a press release. “Off the court, you will not find a better kid. We have a family-type atmosphere here, and David was like a son to me.”