On Sunday, Fort Lauderdale High School guard Alex Vertus announced his decision to enter his post-graduate year and attend Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut.
“I feel what drew my attention to the school was the family vibes I was getting from not only the team but the school staff,” Vertus told 305Sports. “It feels that they treat everybody like family so I won’t be missing a beat coming all the way from south Florida.”
The Flying L’s guard averaged 21 points, four assists, and four rebounds per contest this season. Vertus led the Flying L’s to a 19-8 record, falling in the regional quarterfinals to Martin County by a score of 60-51. The 6-foot-3 guard was an Honorable Mention on the Sun Sentinel’s Broward County 7A-6A team and earned spots in the Sunshine State Senior Game and the HoopMIA All-Star Game.
“My passion for the game speaks for itself on the court with that being said I will be bringing energy to the team from day one,” said Vertus. “The most important part to me always is making my teammates better.”
He’ll join South Miami High guard Nicolas Louis-Jacques in Connecticut. Louis-Jacques announced his commitment on Saturday.
PSA captured the 2020 National Prep Basketball Championship. They had 10 players commit to Division 1 schools this season.