Thumbnail sketches of 6 players who signed with ECU
Page last updated 07.09.04.
Charles Bronson (6-10,
220), C, Philadelphia Lutheran Christian ... Big man is expected to
figure immediately in Pirates' plans. ... An effective inside scorer who
averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds as a junior in attracting recruiting
attention from Ohio State, Marquette, DePaul, St. Joseph's, Penn State
and Virginia Commonwealth. ... He was reclassified from a senior to a
junior in high school in 2003 and spent another season playing for coach
Darryl Schoefield. ... His team was 29-3 in 2003-04. ... Signed with ECU
in November. ... Rated the No. 75 prep player nationally by HoopScoop.
... Teammate Marvin Kilgore joined the Pirates program in May.
Mike Castro (6-8, 235), F,
Allegany (Md.) College ... His team won its regional tournament and
played in the national junior college tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
... Allegany was the juco alma mater of NBA star Steve Francis. ...
Played for Bob Kirk at Allegany, where he averaged 8.1 points, 6.9
rebounds and shot 65.9 percent from the field in helping the Trojans to
a 27-3 record as a freshman. ... Termed a "banger, a screener, a
physical presence in the post," by Pirates coach Bill Herrion. ...
Comparable to former ECU player Erroyl Bing in terms of physicality.
Jonathan Hart (6-6), SF,
Roselle (N.J.) Abraham ... Signed with ECU in April after helping his
high school team to state championships in 2002 and 2003. ... Team was
25-4 his junior season but dropped to 13-11 in 2003-04 after losing nine
seniors. ... Averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as
a senior. ... Coached by Stan Kokie. ... ECU staffer Greg Herenda was
instrumental in his recruitment. ... Penn State and Southern California
showed interest. ... Hit 45 percent of his 3-point shots and 87 percent
at the free throw line. ... Scored 1,138 points in his prep career. ...
Regarded as "very athletic in transition," by ECU coach Bill Herrion.
Tom Hammonds, Jr. (6-4),
WG/SF, Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian ... Transferred from
Crestview, Fla. to play for veteran coach Stu Vetter his senior season
in high school. ... Vetter's former players include Dennis Scott,
Randolph Childress, George Lynch, Serge Zwikker and Jason Capel. ... Son
of former Georgia Tech star and NBA performer Tom Hammonds. ...
Physically resembles his father. ... Wichita State, Colorado State,
Fordham and Stony Brook were among those showing interest as Hammonds
averaged 11.6 points as a senior. ... Scored 24 points as the Mustangs
won the National Association of Christian Schools championship game. ...
Team went 25-4.
Marvin Kilgore (6-3, 200),
G, Philadelphia Lutheran Christian ... ECU coaches Herrion and assistant
Dino Pressley were familiar with Kilgore through watching Bronson and
stepped up their recruiting in the spring with the repeal of the NCAA's
"five/eight" scholarship limits. ... Averaged 22 points and seven
assists as a senior. ... Can play the point or second guard position.
... Coached by Darryl Schoefield. ... Team was nationally ranked.
Josh King (5-10, 165), G ,
Trinity (N.C.) High ... Averaged 27.1 points in helping team to 3-A
state title with a win over Greensboro Dudley in the final game. ...
Named the Associated Press state player of the year in North Carolina in
2004. ... Hit a state record 416 three-point shots during his prep
career. ... Has been compared to Marquette's Travis Diener in playing
style. ... Hit a state record 164 three-point shots as a senior. ...
Scored 2,577 points in his high school career, the third most in state
history. ... Paced Trinity to a 98-15 record over four years. ...
Expected to help boost ECU's outside shooting.
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