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2007-08 Pirate Basketball Recruiting Class


YEAR-BY-YEAR RECRUITING CLASSES 2013-14 12-13 11-12 10-11 09-10 08-09 07-08 06-07 05-06 04-05 03-04

Thumbnail sketches of players who have committed to ECU




Page last updated 06.07.07

Compiled by Al Myatt

JAMAR ABRAMS (6-6, 180) F, Highland Springs (Va.) High ... team advanced to state quarterfinals during his junior season in which Abrams averaged 15.1 points. ... Abrams scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds in a state quarterfinal loss. ... had offers from Virginia Tech, American and William & Mary. ... Syracuse, Georgetown, Connecticut, Arkansas, Clemson and South Carolina all showed interest in the wing forward. ... played for the Richmond Metro Gold AAU team last summer. ... a foot injury kept Abrams out of action for a week in mid-January of his senior prep season. [Posted 01.24.07]

DAQUAN JOYNER (6-6, 190) F, Goldsboro ... playing center on the high school level for Goldsboro but projects as a forward for the Pirates. ... helped team coached by Randy Jordan to the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference championship as a junior. ... the Cougars lost in the second round of the state playoffs. ... team also features a college prospect in guard Tim Kornegay. ... Joyner had 24 points, nine blocked shots, five rebounds and four assists in a loss at Greene Central on Jan. 19. ... Goldsboro had dropped six of its last nine at that point to fall to 11-7 overall and 1-3 in the league. ... Joyner had 46 points in two losses in the four-team division of the Glaxo Holiday Invitational in Raleigh and was joined on the all tournament team by Kornegay. [Posted 01.24.07]

JAMES LEGAN (6-3, 200), G, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, TX. ... took the scholarship available after Jeremy Ingram declined to play his senior season due to recurring knee problems. ... Junior college transfer hails from Galena Park, TX. ... played two seasons at Lon Morris and will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2007-08 at ECU, where coach Ricky Stokes feels he can have an immediate impact. ... Legan was a second-team All-Region XIV selection for the 2006-07 season, averaging 14.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from three-point land. ... Legan scored 19 points in the championship game of the Region XIV tournament to lead Lon Morris to the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, KA. ... Legan averaged 13.3 points and shot 45 percent (13-of-29) from behind the arc during to lead LMC to a sixth-place finish and help the Bearcats set a NJCAA record for most three-point field goals in a tournament (47). [Posted 06.07.07]

JONTAE SHERROD (6-3, 180) G, Tarboro High ... Discovered by the Pirates during their team camp in Greenville during the summer of 2006. ... ECU coaches were impressed with what he showed and made a scholarship offer which Sherrod accepted prior to the start of the July evaluation period, according to recruiting analyst Dave Telep. ... Western Carolina, UNC-Wilmington, College of Charleston, Elon and VCU had expressed interest but ECU was the first to make an offer. ... Averaged 23 points during the 2005-06 season. ... First known ECU commitment from the 2007 high school class. [Posted 07.21.06]

BROCK YOUNG (5-11, 170) PG, Raleigh Broughton ... nephew of former Wake Forest and NBA player Danny Young. ... Caps off to a 13-3 start and ranked No. 6 in poll as of Jan. 11. ... has the ability to penetrate defenses and score in traffic. ... personal attention in the recruiting process from Pirates coach Ricky Stokes and the possibility of playing time early in his career were deciding factors in his commitment to ECU. ... interested in studying communications. ... was assured of academic support by Stokes on the college level. ... has turned around his academic performance in high school with greater effort. [Posted 01.13.07]

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