Victor Bermudez, center, celebrates with John Ruffin (34) Feb. 16 during the Sheridan College Generals win over Dawson Community College. The sharp-shooter Bermudez was an integral part of the Generals 27-6 season and sub-region title in 2012-13. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)Victor Bermudez, center, celebrates with John Ruffin (34) Feb. 16 during the Sheridan College Generals win over Dawson Community College. The sharp-shooter Bermudez was an integral part of the Generals 27-6 season and sub-region title in 2012-13. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)

Bermudez commits to Texas State

SHERIDAN — Victor Bermudez is back on track.

In fact, he’s been on track for a while — with some help from Sheridan College — and now he’s completing his goal of playing Division 1 basketball.

After seeing time in all 63 games of his career at Sheridan College, the Las Vegas native has committed to Texas State University.

Bermudez was highly-recruited by Hawaii out of high school, until struggles in the classroom forced him to alter his plans and he joined Sheridan College.

“It’s very exciting,” Bermudez said. “It has been a great two-year experience here at Sheridan College.

“Being able to become a better basketball player, a better student, and better person. I enjoyed playing for coach Smiley and coach Magrino; they taught to be a sponge and soak up as much as I can, which helped me to become a better player.”

A 2012-13 All-Region IX performer, Bermudez ran his statline to 14.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Generals in his sophomore year. He was seventh in the country in made 3-pointers, hitting 98 on the year. He nailed 147 3s in his career at SC, scoring 682 total points.

“I know this was a tough decision for Victor as there were a couple of schools that did a tremendous job recruiting him, but ultimately he felt comfortable at Texas State and confident that he could compete and make an impact on their program next year,” head coach Steve Smiley said.

“Victor has a very unique skill set because of his elite ability to shoot the ball, and we’re excited to see how he progresses in the future.

He made a huge impact on our program for the past two seasons, and he will be missed!”

Texas State joins the Sun Belt conference next year and they will be led by first-year coach Danny Kaspar. Kaspar was the Hugh Durham Award winner this season after leading Stephen F. Austin to a 27-5 record and an NIT berth.

“It’s a blessing and a great opportunity for me to continue my career at the Division 1 level and play for the mid-major coach of the year, coach Kasper, and take what I have learned here to Texas State due to its similar systems,” Bermudez said.

Bermudez is the third General from this year’s squad to sign with a Division 1 school. Shooting guard Ron Mvouika committed to Missouri State while forward Tate Stensgaard is headed to Western Illinois.

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