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BARKLEY (6-5, 180) SF, Northern Durham High School ... Barkley is a
versatile scorer rated the No. 3 prospect in North Carolina in the Class
of 2015. ... He visited ECU the weekend of the N.C. Central football
game and committed soon afterward. ... He had offers from Appalachian
State, Campbell, Charlotte, Kent State, Middle Tennessee State, NCCU,
UNC-Wilmington and Western Kentucky with his choice coming down to UNCW
and the Pirates. ... The left-hander averaged 20 points for a 26-2
Knights team in 2013-14 that lost on a last second shot by eventual
state 4-A champion Apex in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs. ...
Northern Durham is coached by Ronnie Russell. ... Barkley likes coach
Jeff Lebo's academic emphasis. ... Barkley was the player allegedly hit
by former UNC player P.J. Hairston in a pickup game at a Durham YMCA in
July. ... Barkley's wing span is 6 feet, 11 inches. [Listed 10.29.14]
FOSTER (6-1, 170) PG, Vincennes (IN) University ... Foster
signed a national letter with the Pirates on May 18 after averaging 14.4
points and 5.4 assists in leading coach Todd Franklin's Trailblazers to
a 33-2 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association Final
Four. ... Foster graduated from Trinity High School in Louisville, KY,
in 2012 after averaging 12.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.4
steals in helping the Shamrocks win their first state championship. ...
He was named first team All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal. ...
Foster attended Lee Academy in Lee, Maine following high school and
played two seasons at Vincennes. ... Foster averaged 12.2 points and 3.1
assists as a freshman for a 34-3 team at Vincennes in 2013-14. ...
Pirates coach Jeff Lebo likes the fact that Foster played for a strong
junior college program and feels the fourth member of the incoming
signing class will strengthen the Pirates in the backcourt. ... ECU
starting point guard Antonio Robinson was one of two seniors on the
2014-15 team. ... Foster had offers from Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw
State, Morehead State, N.C. Central, Southeast Missouri State and Wright
State. ... Programs showing interest included Missouri, New Mexico,
Saint Louis and West Virginia. [Listed 05.19.15]
RIAK (6-10, 220) PF, Victory Rock Prep, Sarasota, FL ... Riak is
a native of Melbourne, Australia, who played on the country's
17-and-under national team. ... Pirates coach Jeff Lebo likes Riak's
skill set for his size. ... ECU announced Riak's signing on Friday, May
1. ... Riak becomes the third member of the 2015-16 signing class,
joining incoming freshman Kentrell Barkley of Northern Durham and
transfer Clarence Williams of Trinity Valley Community College in Texas.
... Riak averaged 12 points and eight rebounds this past season. ... An
ESPN scouting report on the incoming Pirate stated, "Riak is an extra
long, lean and active power forward that runs the floor extremely well.
... Skill is impressive as well. He can handle the ball extremely well
for his size and has excellent touch and body control around the basket
where he can score over his left." ... Victory Rock is coached by Loren
B. Jackson. ... The current signing period continues through May 20. [Listed
WILLIAMS (6-9, 210) PF, Trinity Valley (TX) Community College ...
Williams is a native of Tallahassee, FL, who visited ECU before making a
commitment on Oct. 19. ... Williams averaged 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds
for the Cardinals last season as a freshman. ... Former Idaho 3-point
shooter Kris Baumann coaches Trinity Valley. ... Among the players
Trinity has produced are Shawn Kemp and Nick Van Exel. ... Williams
should provide another big body for the physical challenges of play in
the American Athletic Conference. [Listed 10.29.14] (Photo:
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