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Fred Dure finishes at the rim during the Generals loss in the first round of the Region IX tournament in March at Casper College. Dure plans to attend Arkansas State to continue his basketball career after the 2013-14 season with the Generals. (Brad Estes/The Sheridan Press)Fred Dure finishes at the rim during the Generals loss in the first round of the Region IX tournament in March at Casper College. Dure plans to attend Arkansas State to continue his basketball career after the 2013-14 season with the Generals. (Brad Estes/The Sheridan Press)

Dure to go D1: Generals announce 2nd before season starts

SHERIDAN — There’s been much said about the highly-touted Sheridan College’s men’s basketball and, and players moving on to Division 1 before the season even starts may be one indication of that.

Fred Dure is the second player to move to D1 this fall, as he plans to continue his basketball career at Arkansas State after completing his sophomore season with the Generals in 2013-14.

“We’re really happy for Fred and his decision to attend Arkansas State next year,” Smiley said in an email. “He’s been a standout both in the classroom and on the court during his stay here at Sheridan, and we’re thrilled that he’s made this decision to continue his career at a great school at the D1 level.”

Dure, a 6-foot, 5-inch, 170-pound guard from Montreal, Canada, displayed an outside shot as well as an ability to excite around the rim on the fast break last season at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

He averaged 10. 6 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Generals last season. He hit 30 3-pointers last year. Arkansas State plays in the Sun Belt Conference.

“We’re excited to see how Fred finishes his sophomore year here at Sheridan, and fully confident that he will be a great player at Arkansas State,” Smiley said.

Also this fall, General Kaileb Rodriguez decided to join the University of Nevada-Reno.

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