Mater Academy alumnus returns home to play basketball for Barry University

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 0 Comments

Mater Academy alumnus returns home to play basketball for Barry University

Mater Academy alumnus Chris Mejia, who played basketball at Southeastern Louisiana University, has returned home to finish his college career at Barry University.
In August, the school announced Mejia’s transfer to the Miami Shores campus, where the 6-foot-3 guard is expected to make an immediate impact.
“As we wrapped up the signing class, we were very fortunate to have signed an experienced player that was available this late,” Barry coach Butch Estes said in remarks distributed by the school. “Chris brings a complete offensive game and an appreciation for defense. It’s great to be able to add another local player to our roster.”
Mejia, who played Division I at Southeastern Louisiana, will not have to sit out a year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules because Barry plays at the Division II level.
Mejia appeared in 22 games for Southeastern Louisiana as a freshman in 2016-17, with one start, and had a season-best 17-point outing against Xavier-Louisiana. He missed the past two seasons, and dealt with a knee injury last season.
He has two years of eligibility remaining.
“The coaching staff and players on the team are all amazing people,” Mejia said in the release from the school. “There is definitely a family environment there that I wanted to be a part of. “There is no doubt they’re a winning program and are trying to bring a national championship back to the Shores. Being able to come back was also a deciding factor in my decision.”
Mejia was a standout high school player at Mater Academy, where his team won three district titles. He scored over 1,000 points in high school and averaged 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.

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