Presbyterian College and men's basketball head coach Gregg Nibert announced the signing of guard Reggie Dillard (Greensboro, N.C.) and forward Danny Herrera (Miami, Fla.) to national letters of intent for the 2013 season. Dillard will graduate from Greensboro Day school this May, while Herrera, who played a season at Duquesne, will graduate from Miami Dade Community College, after transferring there after his freshman year.
"We are very excited about Reggie signing at Presbyterian College," said Nibert, who just wrapped up his 24th season with the Blue Hose. "He is a tremendous fit for our program. He is a leader, great defensive player who can guard a point guard, wing player or post player. Offensively he can play multiple positions as well and can play point guard, shooting guard or post up. Reggie will make an immediate impact on next year’s team. He played for one of the most successful coaches in the country winning over 900 games in Freddy Johnson at Greensboro Day School."
"Danny is a player that we really needed. He plays the power forward position which he can both post up and go out on the floor and shoot the three. He will bring both maturity and experience to next year's team which will be very young. Danny is a great fit both in the classroom and on the court. He will be needed right away on next year's team."
Reggie Dillard - G - 6-4 - 210 (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School)
Ran track as well as played basketball all four year at Greensboro Day School ... Finished with over 2000 career points and was honored as Conference Player-of-the-year ... Named to the All Guilford County first team, as well as the All-state firs team ... This season he was named Offensive Player-of-the-Year as well ... Dillard averaged 15 points, 3.2 rebounds and five assists per game in high school ... He was also a member of the CP3 All-Star basketball club team and on the honor roll from 2009-11 ...
"Reggie is a very special player on and off the court, and a true leader," said Greensboro Day head coach Freddy Johnson after the signing. “Dillard helped lead the Bengals to 65 wins over the last two seasons. While Reggie's defensive skills have improved on the court, it is his tremendous character that makes him a whole package. Presbyterian College will be lucky to have him."
Danny Herrera - F - 6-5 - 215 (Miami, Fla./Doral (Duquesne)(Miami Dad CC))
As a freshman at Duquesne Herrera, who had two points in two games, scored eight points in six minutes vs. Houston Baptist ... He went two-of-two from the three-point arc ... Played in six games ... Transferred to Miami Dade after the 2011-12 season ... A starter in 11 of 14 games at Miami Dade in 2012-13, he averaged 11.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... he shot 36.5% from the field, 31.5% from long range ... Attended Doral Academy Prep in Miami, Fla., where he averaged 19.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... He finished his career with 1,563 points and 832 rebounds and set multiple school records including most points, rebounds and block in a season ... He was one of nine McDonald's All-American nominees from the city of Miami ... Was named to the 2010 and 2011 All-Dade Class 4A-1A first team by the Miami Herald ... Earned third team Class 3A all-state honors as a junior ... He had a 4.1 weighted GPA at Doral Academy ... Was a cum laude graduate ... Grew up playing baseball in his native Venezuela and moved to the United States from Caracas with his parents in 2000 as a seven-year-old ... Did not begin playing basketball competitively until the ninth grade ... Played for the Gold Coast AAU summer team as a sophomore ... Was one of 70 distinguished Hispanic athletes - representing 24 sports … Born August 25, 1992 ... Parents are Daniel Herrera and Amanda Marinelli ...
“We are thrilled that Daniel Herrera has decided to join the men’s basketball program at Presbyterian College,” said Miami Dade head coach Stephen Cowherd. “Daniel will get a quality education as well as a chance to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics. It is a great fit for both and we look forward to following Presbyterian basketball in the years ahead.”