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ECU's Basketball Recruiting Class of 2015-16

This page last updated: 05.19.15

Most recent update: Added thumbnail sketch on Louisville (KY) Trinity HS via Vincennes (IN) University PG CHARLES FOSTER

Total known commitments to date: 4

Thumbnails are included for players who have signed letters of intent or made non-binding verbal commitments to join ECU's recruiting class of 2015-16.

Thumbnails compiled by Al Myatt.
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KENTRELL 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]

CHARLES 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]

DENG 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 05.03.15]

CLARENCE 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]

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