Tigers ink two dynamic guards, Isaac and Gabe Hernandez
Gabe (left) and Isaac (right) with their parents, Judy and Isaiah Hernandez, and Grace Head Coach Gary Bailey.
Isaac and Gabe Hernandez played one year of basketball together at Zeeland West High School back in 2011, where Isaac was a senior and Gabe was a sophomore. After signing their Letter of Intents Tuesday evening at the Aldrich Athletic Center, they will once again be able to take the floor together this upcoming season, this time wearing the Grace Bible College Navy and Gold.
The 6’1” power guard Isaac will be listed as a sophomore this upcoming season, as he has played one season for the Grand Valley State Lakers (NCAA DII) in 2012-13 and took the year off this past year. At Zeeland West, Isaac earned All-State, All-Area, and All-Conference honors, and was on the varsity squad for three seasons. His senior year he put up 15 points per game, along with 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Isaac on why he chose Grace - “I wanted to grow as a student and as an individual in my faith.”
The 5’10” crafty guard Gabe will be a freshman eligibility-wise. Gabe graduated from Zeeland West in 2013, and like his brother, spent three years playing varsity basketball for the Dux. In his senior year, Gabe averaged 13 points per game and broke the school record for most three-pointers made in one game. In his year off of organized competition, Gabe has been training hard and consistently with Grace Alum Paul Nelson.
Gabe on why he chose Grace - “Grace offers a solid Christian based background education and I’m looking forward to playing college ball with my brother.”
Coach Bailey on Isaac and Gabe - "We are so happy to have Isaac and Gabe playing for us next season. They are both high character guys and a great fit for Grace. They really strengthen us at the guard position for next season and it is already apparent in open gyms that they will be pressing for playing time from day one. Both of these guys are tremendous athletes that can see the floor and really put points on the board. This has been an incredible recruiting year for us and these two are a big part of that."