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Thumbnail sketches of ECU's
Recruiting Class of 2009-10
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included for players who have signed grants-in-aid or expressed verbal commitments
to sign with East Carolina's basketball recruiting class of
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profiles by recruiting analyst
(6-6, 185) SF, Asheville (NC) High ... honor student with a 3.4 grade
point average. ... coached by Tiger Norman. ... plans business major.
... best friend, according to an Asheville Citizen-Times report, is East
Carolina football player Rahkeem Morgan, a freshman defensive back in
2008, whose alma mater also is Asheville High. ... had several offers
but made his only official visit to ECU where he was impressed with
Pirates coach Mack McCarthy and his record for developing players. ...
other programs recruiting Ellison included Toledo, Western Carolina,
Siena, UNC-Asheville, Gardner-Webb, Air Force and Ball State. ... son of
Asheville-based attorney Gene Ellison. ... played for North Carolina
Fire in AAU competition. [Posted 10.06.08; signed 11.13.08]
(6-4, 208) SG, Worcester (MA) Academy ... brother of former Louisville
star Reece Gaines. ... signing announced on Monday, April 27 by Pirates
coach Mack McCarthy. ... played at Madison (WI) West High before joining
storied Worcester program. ... was all conference at Madison West, where
he averaged 16.9 points and 6.7 assists. ... played in the Wisconsin
Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as a member of the North team. ...
averaged 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals at
Worcester. ... projected as capable of playing "anywhere on the
perimeter," by McCarthy. ... Gaines is a good student, according to the
ECU coach. [Posted 05.01.08; signed 04.27.09]
(6-9, 210) C, Timber Creek High, Orlando, FL ... helped team to an 18-11
record in 2008-09 while averaging 11.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
... Morales was a second team All-Metro Conference selection. ... His
team advanced to the Class 6-A, District 4 championship game. ... Played
on the same AAU club as previous Pirate signee Erin Straughn. ... "In
the post he uses a drop step on the right low box and jump hook on the
left side of the lane," according to the scouting evaluation of ESPN U.
... "He can make the 15 -18 foot jumper with time and space," according
to the report. ... His length makes him an effective shot blocker. ...
Morales will be developing his skills in the summer of 2009 as a member
of the Puerto Rico national junior team. ... "His parents are both
educators and have impressed upon him the importance of his academic
orientation,” McCarthy said. [Posted 05.01.08; signed 04.27.09]
ERIN STRAUGHN (6-6,
205) F, Pensacola (FL) High ... led his team to a 25-4 record in
2007-08, reaching the regional semifinals in the state playoffs. ...
Straughn averaged 16.6 points, seven rebounds and four assists as a
junior. ... HoopScoop rated Straughn as the 13th-best prospect in the
state of Florida for the class of 2009 ... Other programs recruiting
Straughn included Florida International, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville
and Southern. ... presence of the medical school in Greenville was an
attraction for Straughn, who is interested in majoring in physical
therapy and sports medicine. [Posted 11.13.08; signed 11.13.08]
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