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Class of 2009-10 ECU Basketball Recruiting
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Thumbnail sketches of ECU's
Recruiting Class of 2009-10

This page last updated 05.13.09.

Thumbnails are included for players who have signed grants-in-aid or expressed verbal commitments to sign with East Carolina's basketball recruiting class of 2009-10.

Thumbnails compiled by Al Myatt.
©2009 All rights reserved.

BOLD BLUE text denotes links to feature-length
profiles by recruiting analyst
Thad Mumau.

WAKEFIELD ELLISON (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]

CORVONN GAINES (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]

DARIUS MORALES (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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