VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected forward Nazeem Bartman on Tuesday morning in the fourth round (73rd overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Bartman was Vancouver's fourth and final selection of the draft, joining right back Jakob Nerwinski (seventh overall), centre back Francis de Vries (29th overall), and midfielder/forward Jorge Gomez Sanchez (51st overall).
Whitecaps FC forward Nazeem Bartman
- Two-time First Team American Athletic Conference All-American
- 2014 NJCAA Division I Player of the Year
- 33 goals in 39 appearances with Tyler Junior College
Bartman, 23, spent the last two seasons with the University of South Florida Bulls of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) American Athletic Conference, recording 14 goals and nine assists in 37 appearances and earning back-to-back first team All-American Athletic Conference selections.
Prior to that, Bartman had 33 goals and 17 assists in 39 appearances with Tyler Junior College of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), earning NJCAA player of the year honours after leading the Texan side to a national title in 2014.
A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Bartman spent time with Ajax Cape Town, Old Mutual Academy, and Super Short Academy before relocating to the United States.
Date of Birth: August 13, 1993
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Citizenship: South Africa
Status: International, Unsigned
Last Club: University of South Florida
Transaction: Selected 73rd overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Whitecaps FC