Thumbnail Sketches by Al Myatt
Number of known commitments to date: 4
Most recent updates (06.10.17): Added thumbnail sketch on Virginia Tech transfer F SETH LEDAY.
USMAN HARUNA (7-0, 215) C, Bismarck State College … A native of Kaduna, Nigeria, Haruna had offers from Charlotte, Duquesne, Iona, Jacksonville, North Carolina A&T, Stetson and Virginia Commonwealth. … Memphis reportedly had interest. … Haruna averaged 9.8 points, hit 51.1 percent of his field goal attempts and controlled 11.1 rebounds per game for the Mystics as a sophomore in 2016-17. … The team averaged 94.6 points while compiling an 11-15 overall record. … Haruna averaged 10.3 points as a junior college freshman. … Haruna should provide some much-needed length for ECU in 2017-18 as Andre Washington completed his eligibility and Deng Riak opted to transfer. … Played on the high school level at Potters House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, FL. … Committed to the Pirates on May 5. (Image source: 247sports.com)
SETH LEDAY (6-7, 200) F, Virginia Tech … LeDay sat out last season at Virginia Tech as required by the NCAA after playing for two different junior colleges in two years. … His older brother, Zach LeDay, averaged 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds for a 22-11 Hokies team in 2016-17. … The younger LeDay averaged 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds at Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2015-16. … Pirates assistant Michael Perry is credited for bringing in LeDay, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. … ECU will seek a waiver from the NCAA to grant LeDay immediate eligibility, according to Hoist the Colours, which initially reported LeDay’s transfer. … LeDay played at Seminole State College in Oklahoma in 2014-15, averaging 10.4 points and 4.2 rebounds for a 16-14 team. … Played on the high school level his sophomore through senior seasons at The Colony High School in The Colony, TX, north of Dallas. … Was recruited by programs including Florida Gulf Coast, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech out of high school. … Played at Dallas Skyline as a high school freshman. (Image source: 247sports.com)
JUSTIN WHATLEY (6-8, 180), F, Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake, VA … Whatley signed with East Carolina on April 19. … Averaged eight points and eight rebounds, according to The Virginian-Pilot, after moving from Oklahoma last year. … The Tigers went 23-3. … Oscar Smith is coached by LaVar Griffin. … A 49-47 loss to Landstown stopped an 11-game winning streak for the Tigers in the 6-A South region quarterfinals. … Pirates coach Jeff Lebo evaluated Whatley personally after he was contacted by Griffin. … Whatley also received an offer from Grambling State. (Image source: The Virginian-Pilot)