FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sacred Heart University men's basketball coach Anthony Latina announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Friday. Vince Fritz of Overland Park, Kansas and Cane Broome of West Hartford, Connecticut will join Coach Latina and the Pioneers in the Fall of 2014.
Vince Fritz is currently a senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas. As a junior, Vince averaged 12.3 points per game, 3.6 assists, and 4.3 rebounds, as Blue Valley won their first ever Kansas 6A State Championship. Vince was selected to the First Team All Eastern Kansas League and to the Second Team All State Team. He has lettered all three years and been to three straight state championship games with an overall record of 71-4. Last year the team finished the year 25-0 and was ranked #19 nationally in the final USA Today poll. Vince also plays football for Blue Valley Northwest.
Cane Broome is currently doing a post-graduate year at the St. Thomas More School, one of the most respected academic and athletic programs in the Northeast. Last year, while at St. Thomas More, Cane helped lead St. Thomas More to the top overall seed in the NEPSAC Class AAA Championships and an appearance in the semifinals. An East Hartford native, Broome was a prolific scorer in his three years at East Hartford High School. At St. Thomas More, Broome has transformed his game to become one of the top point guards in the area, and is currently ranked as the 27th best player in all of New England by the New England Recruiting Report.
"We are very excited to have Cane and Vince become part of our program and the Sacred Heart Community. They come from outstanding basketball programs and will bring that winning culture to our program. We are confident that we have solidified our backcourt for years to come," said Head Coach Anthony Latina. "Besides being terrific players, Cane and Vince are high character people. We believe they will be an asset to our University Community both on and off the court."
Sacred Heart is in action tomorrow afternoon when the play host to the Brown Bears.