2003-04 East Carolina Basketball Recruiting
Mike Cook (6-4, 210), SG, New Hampton (N.H.) Prep ... Committed to ECU
on Wed., March 19 after averaging 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
this past season. ... Expected to officially sign with the Pirates on
April 15. ... Also recruited by Penn State, Kent State and Rhode Island.
... Originally from Philadelphia, where Pirates coach Bill Herrion
coached at Drexel prior to coming to ECU four seasons ago. ... Described
as a scorer with good medium-range shooting ability. ... Reportedly has
already qualified academically.
Keith Foster (6-8, 215),
PF, Winston-Salem Reynolds ... Averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3
blocked shots as a junior and committed to the Pirates in the fall of
2002 after helping the Demons to three straight NCHSAA 4-A state
championships. ... Texas and Connecticut also recruited Foster, whose
academic eligibility may not be determined until the end of his senior
year. ... A power forward but quick enough to play small forward,
according to Reynolds coach Howard West. ... Comes from the same high
school as Travis Holcomb-Faye, the first recruit for Pirates coach Bill
Herrion at ECU.
Japhet McNeil (6-0, 165),
PG, Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ the King ... Directed the Royals to the
New York state Catholic Class A championship with 27 points in a 71-54
title win over Bronx St. Raymond’s, which had beaten Christ the King
earlier in the New York city championship as McNeil shot 0-for-13 from
the field. ... Averaged 18 points and 6.5 assists per game as a senior
in helping coach Bob Oliva’s club to a 26-8 record. ... A three-year
starter, McNeil was also recruited by Wright State and Ohio. ... Has
qualified academically, according to the New York Daily News. ... Rated
as the No. 124 prospect nationwide by Hoop Scoop and the No. 22 prospect
in the New York city area by another recruiting service. ... Rated as a
three-star player by rivals.com. ... His high school has produced NBA
talents such as Speedy Claxton and Lamar Odom. ... Royals alumni also
include point guards Omar Cook, who played at St. John’s, and Derrick
Phelps of North Carolina’s 1993 NCAA championship team. ... Has played
for Riverside Church in AAU. ... Will have the opportunity for immediate
playing time as ECU needs a replacement for Travis Holcomb-Faye at the
Frank Robinson (6-4, 205)
G-F, Maine Central Institute ... Averaged 17 points, four rebounds, two
assists and 1.7 steals per game in helping Maine Central to a second
place finish in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference. A
native of Los Angeles, the left-handed Robinson may be able to provide
the Pirates with needed outside shooting as he hit 40 percent behind the
arc last season. ... The Pirates hit only 27 percent as a team last
season, which allowed opponents to collapse on ECU’s inside scorers. ...
Robinson is regarded as an athletic player who can have an immediate
impact at ECU. ... Coached at MCI by Eddie Jones, who competed against
Herrion as a player and later as an assistant coach at Maine. ...
Robinson also received recruiting interest from St. Bonaventure.
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08.02.12 02:26 AM.