April 27, 2011
OXFORD, Ohio--Will Felder has decided to transfer to Miami University, head men's basketball coach Charlie Coles announced Wednesday afternoon. Felder recently completed his sophomore season at Saint Francis University (Pa.).
"Will is a very good college prospect as evidence by his first two seasons at Saint Francis," remarked Coles. "We are definitely looking for him to be a major contributor to the RedHawk basketball program in the future."
Felder--a 6-foot-6, 200-pound forward from Cleveland, Ohio, who prepped at Lutheran East High School--was the only player to start all 30 games for the Red Flash in 2010-11 and averaged 11.1 ppg and a team-leading 6.7 rpg while racking up a team-most 38 blocked shots during his sophomore campaign. He poured in a career-high 30 points against Wagner on Feb. 24, while adding 13 rebounds. He notched five double-doubles as a sophomore, which included a stretch of three-straight double-doubles in early December at Long Island (16 pts, career-high 15 rebs), at Lehigh (10 pts, 10 rebs) and at Ohio (19 pts, 10 rebs).
As a freshman, he played in 30 games, making 25 starts, and was named to the Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team. Felder averaged 9.3 ppg and 5.3 rpg while compiling 26 blocked shots in his first season at Saint Francis. He posted his first career double-double in 2009-10 with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Wagner.
At Lutheran East High School, Felder helped the Falcons to a 23-3 record as well as district and regional championships as a senior. He averaged 25 ppg and 13 rpg during his senior campaign and led the Cleveland Plain Dealer's circulation area with 27 ppg and 12 rpg as a junior in 2007-08. Felder was a two-time Division 4 First Team honoree and a two-time Division 4 Player of the Year.