The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds officially have three new members to next year’s squad after Elvar Fridriksson and twins Trevin Woods and Trevon Woods signed National Letters of Intent last week to play in Brooklyn next season.
“We are very excited about the additions of Elvar, Trevin and Trevon,” Blackbirds’ head coach Jack Perri said. “All three are potential impact-type players who can step in and help us immediately next season.”
Fridriksson is a 5-foot-11 guard out of Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, who is considered one of the top amateur guards in his home country and was named a First Team All-Star in the Dominos League last year. He is currently averaging 26.0 points and 7.0 assists per game in the top league in Iceland.
“Elvar is a great kid and has a high basketball IQ,” Perri said of Fridriksson. “He has tremendous speed in the open court, excels with the use of ballscreens, can really pass and has the ability to make shots equally as well. He should fit in really nicely with the way we play.”
Trevin Woods, a 6-foot-6 swingman is ranked as the 15th best senior in Texas, according to Rivals.com. He averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game as a junior at Fort Bend Austin High School.
“Trevin is an extremely talented and athletic wing that can score in a variety of ways,” Perri said. “He can attack the rim and shoot from the perimeter as well. With his size and length he has the potential to be a real mismatch for opponents.”
Trevon Woods is also a 6-foot-6 swingman, who doesn’t rank quite as high as his brother, but is still considered one of the top talents in the Houston area. He averaged 9.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game last season.
“Trevon is another talented and versatile wing,” said Perri. “He has a nice ability to pass, dribble and shoot and like his brother can really create mismatches. He can play several positions on the court.”
The Woods brothers shouldn’t have a lot of trouble fitting in even though they are from Texas as the Blackbirds are used to players from Texas and have four from the Lone Star State on the roster this season.