A few additions to the men’s basketball staff at D3 Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham:
Akinsiku spent last season as an Assistant Coach at City College of New York. His primary responsibility was in recruiting, leading the Beavers recruiting in the tri-state area as well as their national junior college recruiting efforts. On the court, he helped mentor Yassine Sakhi, the CUNYAC and d3hoops.com Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year.
Before CCNY, Akinsiku spent a season at Fairleigh Dickinson University on the Metropolitan Campus as a Graduate Manager for the 2019 NEC Champion Knights. As the Graduate Manager, he was responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Men’s Basketball program, helping Head Coach Greg Herenda and his staff with whatever they needed. The Knights win over Prairie View A&M in the First Four round was their first NCAA Tournament victory in program history.
Prior to beginning his college coaching career at FDU, Fleurantin spent two seasons playing under Head Coach Jeff Slanovec. A dynamic guard, he helped revitalize Devils Basketball in his two seasons on the court in Madison, NJ. Fleurantin saw action in 49 games in his two years, making 46 starts. He averaged over 15 points per game while shooting over 40% from three and over 75% from the free throw line.
Fleurantin’s senior season will go down as one of the best in FDU history for a guard and maybe the best shooting season in program history. As a team, the Devils, picked last of the conference’s eight teams in the preseason poll, finished fourth, securing the program’s winningest season and first MAC Freedom playoff berth since 2013-14. Individually, Fleurantin was a First Team All MAC Freedom Conference selection and was selected as the Men’s Basketball MVP. The captain averaged more than 18 points per game with 51/45/76 shooting splits. His 69 made threes ranks third in program history for Three Point Field Goals Made in a single season. More than just a shooter though, Fleurantin finished in the top 5 in the MAC Freedom in scoring, assists, assist to turnover ratio and steals. Fleurantin was named the FDU Robert T. Shields Male Athlete of the Year at the Devils Athletics End of the Year Banquet.
Trey Herenda has been added to Jeff Slanovec’s staff as a student assistant. He is the son of current FDU (D1) head coach Greg Herenda.