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Class of 2010-11 ECU Basketball Recruiting
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Thumbnail sketches of ECU's
Recruiting Class of 2010-11

This page last updated 06.02.10.

Most recent addition: PG Miguel Paul

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 2010-11.

Thumbnails compiled by Al Myatt.
©2010 All rights reserved.

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

MIGUEL PAUL (6-1, 175) PG, Missouri ... Pirates coach Jeff Lebo announced on May 20 that Paul had been granted a release from Missouri and signed with ECU. ... Paul played two seasons for the Tigers and must sit out the 2010-11 season before becoming eligible to play for the Pirates in 2011-12. ... Should be an timely addition to the program as point guard Brock Young is scheduled to complete his eligibility at ECU next season. ... Lebo expects practice competition with Paul to enhance Young's abilities. ... Paul averaged 11.7 minutes in 69 games at Missouri as a reserve behind Big XII defensive player of the year J.T. Tiller and Zaire Taylor, an all-conference performer for the Tigers. ... A native of Winter Haven, FL. ... Played for Kathleen High in Lakeland, FL, helping his team reach the state finals as a junior and senior. ... Named one of the nation's Top 150 prospects by and was listed as a Top15 point guard recruit coming out of high school ... Received scholarship offers from Clemson, Memphis, Miami (FL), South Florida and St. John's. ... Averaged 3.5 points and 12.1 minutes in 31 games as a sophomore at Missouri with an assist to turnover ratio of better than 2:1. ... Defensively in 2009-10, Paul had 16 steals as the Tigers received their second straight berth in the NCAA Tournament. ... Scored 15 points in 16 minutes against Nebraska and had six assists in 14 minutes in the Oregon game. ... Paul had 14 points, five assists and three steals in 21 minutes against Chattanooga. ... Missouri won the Big XII Tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in Paul's freshman season. [Posted 06.01.10]

ROBERT SAMPSON (6-8, 200) F, Bullis School, Potomac, MD ... son of former Virginia and NBA star Ralph Sampson, who played for ECU athletic director Terry Holland on the college level with the Cavaliers. ... the younger Sampson's potential for improvement is exciting for first-year Pirates coach Jeff Lebo. ... Sampson averaged 10.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while hitting 52 percent of his field goal attempts and 38 percent of his 3-point tries as a prep senior. ... Earned All-Interstate Athletic Conference Tournament honors in helping Bullis win the 2010 league tournament championship. ... coached at Bullis by Bruce Kelley. ... Played two years with his brother, Ralph Sampson, III, at Northview High, outside of Atlanta. ... His older sibling is a rising junior at Minnesota. ... Moved to Las Vegas midway through his junior season and enrolled at Henderson International School, where he played seven games. [Posted 05.20.11]

TONY SMITH (6-5, 185) G-F, Seward County Community College, Liberal, KS ... Played on the high school level at Greenville Rose. ... Ranked No. 38 by on its top 150 list of junior college players. ... ECU coach Jeff Lebo likes Smith versatility in the backcourt. ... Smith averaged 14.3 points, 6.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 26 games during the 2009-10 season. ... He led Region VI juco teams in assists, was seventh in steals and 10th in scoring. ... His freshman numbers included 14.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.9 steals per game. ... Lebo's first signee will be eligible for the 2010-11 season. [Posted 05.10.11]

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