LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball back on Sunday, June 30th, got a verbal commitment from Landon Atterberry, a 6’6″ forward junior college transfer from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina Blackbirds Hoops Journal has learned.
Atterberry verified his commitment to LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and the Blackbirds that Sunday afternoon through Twitter after visiting LIU two days earlier.
Atterberry had also visited Niagara University before making his decision.
Atterberry has played the past two seasons at Cape Fear C.C. Last season, he played in 18 games (17 starts) after missing the first 13 games. He averaged 16.6 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting 57.8% from the field. He shot 75.7% from the free throw line and was 4 for 14 (28.6%) from three. His season-high in scoring was 28 points. He scored 20+ points six times including in each of his team’s last three games. He also had three double-digit rebounding games including a season-high 11 rebounds in his team’s season finale.
In his freshman season, Atterberry averaged 8.4 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 51% from the field and 56% from the charity stripe. He played in all 31 games for Cape Fear that season.
Atterberry played his high school ball at Southfield High School in Southfield, Michigan which is just outside of Detroit. Here is a YouTube mixtape from his senior year.
Atterberry now becomes the sixth new LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball player for next season joining fellow juco transfer Chris Carter and freshmans Nara Zanna, Iverson Fleming, Joel Hernandez and Glenn Feidanga. The LIU Brooklyn Athletic Department has yet to make the spring recruits (Fleming, Hernandez, Feidanga and Atterberry) signings official. Expect an official announcement from LIU and Jack Perri regarding these players in the coming weeks.
At the moment, LIU has fourteen players on their roster with eight returnees and six newcomers so something will likely have to give with someone, probably a returnee. We will find out soon enough once LIU releases an official roster for the upcoming season.